An Expert’s Guide To Car Collecting

June 2017Words by Mr Kenny Schachter

RSR Prototype R7 Mary Stewart, 1973. All photographs by Mr Leon Chew

Mr Kenny Schachter is a London-based writer, critic, collector and curator

I’ve organised an exhibit entitled #MANUAL, for Design Miami/ Basel, a section of Switzerland’s 47th Art Basel fair – the world’s largest (and best) among the thousands that crowd the calendar nowadays. The notion of the exhibit dates to when, as a child, I was drawn to the wild forms of sports cars in magazines, as reductive as they were seductive. These cars were small in stature but not without unique flourishes – even within the parameters of speed and aerodynamics associated with racing car design.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA, 1965