1939 Delahaye Type 165 Cabriolet, winner of Best in Show Concours d' Elegance at the 2012 Marin-Sonoma Concours d' Elegance. This car features a 4.5-liter, triple overhead cam, aluminum, 12-cylinder engine with three downdraft Solex carburetors and coachwork by Figoni & Falaschi, One of only two built, this car was chosen by the French Government to represent France at the 1939 New York World's Fair, where it caused a sensation.
USS Iowa (BB-61), iconic WWII-era battleship, being towed out of San Francisco Bay on it's way to new home in Southern California. The Iowa earned nine battle stars for service in WWII and 2 battle stars for service in the Korean War. It is the last lead ship of any class of United States battleships. It will become a museum ship berthed in San Pedro, Ca.
1938 Talbot-Lago 'Special' T150 C SS "Goutte d'Eau" Coupe photographed at the 2012 Marin-Sonoma Concours d' Elegance. Goutte d'Eau means "teardrop" in French. Handbuilt by the Paris Coachbuilding Firm, Figoni & Falaschi (Italian designers). One of the most expensive cars of it's era; only 16 were made in the teardrop coupe style. These cars could reach 140 mph and some were raced at LeMans. The "C" stands for "course" or "competition" (i.e. racecar). A true masterpiece of aerodynamic design and craftsmanship. These rare cars sell at auction for well over 3 million dollars. Hear what it sounds like...video.
Blood Alley (1955) tells the story of Captain Tom Wilder (John Wayne) whom locals rescue from the Chinese Communists. He ends up attempting to take the people of the village to Hong Kong in a small, rotten paddle steamer.Most of the location filming was done at historic China Camp in Marin County, Ca. Artificial sets and buildings were added to create a small Chinese village.
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