The Collier Automedia Award for Keeper of the Flame at the Concours Virtual goes to
1913 SCAT 25/35 HP Landaulet-Limousine
The Collier Auto Media is the publishing arm of the group that includes the world-renowned Revs Institute and Miles Collier Collections, and as such this award is driven by Miles Colliers’ fascination for preservation and automotive archeology. What better recipient, then, for the Keeper of the Flame award than The Lopresto Collection’s 1913 SCAT 25/35hp Landaulette/Limousine – a car that is in full working order and entirely useable, but that remains in essentially original condition. This car appeared on the SCAT stand at the 1913 Turin motor show, and belonged to an Italian nobleman. It would have been driven and looked after by chauffeurs, and remained with the family for more than a century, before passing to a museum. When architect and world-leading collector Corrado Lopresto obtained the SCAT he commissioned a restorer from the art world to carry out a preservative restoration of the lightest touch – and this is why it has been awarded the Keeper of the Flame.
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Keeper of the Flame Special Award
Restoration excellence happens when conservation crews find ways to display both the historical significance and status of an automobile as a genuine and important artifact from the past, living in the present. Presented by Collier AutoMedia to celebrate Miles C. Collier’s forthcoming book: The Archaeological Automobile.