Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

1. Visitors look at vintage sports cars during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


2. Visitors look at vintage sports cars during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


3. Visitors look at vintage sports cars during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


4. A Jaguar XK120 Roadster 1950 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


5. A dashboard of a Jaguar XK120 Roadster 1950 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


6. Visitors look at an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza, 1931 (bottom) and an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia, 1938 (top) vintage sports cars during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


7. A Ferrari 250 LM, 1964, vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


8. A detail of a Ferrari 250 GTO 1962 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


9. A man takes a picture of a Mercedez-Benz 300SL 'Papillon', 1955, vintage sport car during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


10. A Dunlop wheel rim of a Jaguar XKD 1955 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


11. The logo of a Mercedes Benz SSK 'Comte Trossi' 1930 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


12. Detail of a Bugatti 57 S(C) Atlantic 1938 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


13. An Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia 1938 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


14. The logo of a Porsche vintage car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


15. A detail of a Bugatti 57 S(C) Atlantic 1938 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


16. A visitor looks at a Mercedes-Benz SSK 'Comte Trossi' 1930 vintage sport car during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


17. A visitor pictures a Bugatti 57 S(C) Atlantic 1938 vintage sport car during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


18. Visitors look at a Bentley 'Blower' 1929 vintage sport car during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


19. Visitors look at a Bugatti 57 S(C) Atlantic 1938 vintage sport car during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


20. Visitors look at vintage sports cars during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


21. The logo of an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia 1938 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


22. The dashboard of a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 1958 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


23. The logo of an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza 1931 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


24. The logo of an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza 1931 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


25. A detail of a Bugatti 59 Grand Prix 1933 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


26. The logo of a Jaguar XKSS 1958 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau