french curves book coverWe've been big fans of the Mullin Automotive Museum ever since it opened its doors over a year ago. The Oxnard, California shrine to French Art Deco automobiles should be on the must-visit list for any enthusiast.

Still, traveling to Oxnard isn't ideal for everyone, so Peter Mullin, chairman of the museum, has teamed up with French automobile experts Richard Adatto, Claude Figoni and Shana Hinds to create a book highlighting some of the most beautiful automobiles on the planet. Titled French Curves: Delahaye – Delage – Talbot-Lago, the book provides an up-close look at some of the all stars of the Mullin Automotive Museum collection.

The book will make its debut at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. A fitting entry for a tome that will certainly class up even the fanciest of coffee tables. You'll be able to purchase a copy for yourself later this year through the Mullin Automotive Museum website. Read all the details in the press release after the break.
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Mullin Automotive Museum Announces Release of New Book Honoring Famed French Marques

"French Curves: Delahaye ∙ Delage ∙ Talbot-Lago" to Debut at 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance


Oxnard, Calif. (July 27, 2011) – The Mullin Automotive Museum, a Southern California institution dedicated to the preservation of French Art Deco era art and automobiles, announced today that its latest book, French Curves: Delahaye ∙ Delage ∙ Talbot-Lago, will be unveiled to the public this August at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Authored by French automobile expert Richard Adatto, son of world-renowned Coachbuilder Joseph Figoni and curator of the family Figoni Archives, Claude Figoni and noted literary editor Shana Hinds, French Curves: Delahaye ∙ Delage ∙ Talbot-Lago invites readers to explore these iconic automobiles that forever shaped modern automotive styling. With never-before-seen historical documents, vintage photographs and studio photography by renowned photographer Michael Furman, the book brings the experience of these breathtaking automobiles into readers' homes.

"Merle and I have long been enthralled with the sheer beauty that came out of the Art Deco era," said Peter Mullin, Chairman of the Mullin Automotive Museum. "The release of this book comes as our dream materialized, to pay tribute to the designers and coachbuilders of the era who created such extraordinary works."

French Curves: Delahaye ∙ Delage ∙ Talbot-Lago comes as the latest addition in series of books from the Mullin Automotive Museum, in an homage to the stunning automobile designs of the Art Deco era.

French Curves: Delahaye ∙ Delage ∙ Talbot-Lago is available for purchase directly through the Mullin Automotive Museum (www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com / 805-385-5400) and will be available for sale both at the The Quail gathering in Monterey on August 17, as well as at The Lodge at Pebble Beach at the world renowned Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 21.