SuperFinds | Limited ART Edition Book
CLASSIC RACE AND SPORTS CARS
ART-EDITION OF FIFTY COPIES NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
ENCLOSED IN AN ACRYL BODY WITH 424 HANDCRAFTED PAGES
COVER PAINTINGS BY ALFREDO DE LA MARIA
Michael Kliebenstein publishes unseen photographs
of truly significant classic car finds of the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Corrado Cupellini took the photos while chasing important classic race & sports cars all over the world.
This beautiful large format book (16 x 12 inch / 42 x 31 cm) showcases an impressive and amazing collection of pure automotive ecstasy.
Over 2000 previously unpublished images from the 1960’s through the 1970’s are unearthed in this book of mostly very important sports & race cars.
Very significant Ferrari, Alfa, Maserati, Astons, Porsche, Mercedes, Osca, Siata and many other marques are captured in fascinating images from all around the world: Italy, France, Africa, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Great Britain, USA, Peru, Uruguay, Argentina, Brasil and many other countries.
The incredibly evocative black & white and early colour photography taken with a simple Minolta camera over a period of over four decades is astounding, capturing the essence of what it was like years ago to discover and chase important classic cars when they were worth next to nothing.
Photographer and car hunter Corrado Cupellini was one of the first to photograph these highly significant & important classic cars in their natural habitat after they had been forgotten or hidden away to languish. Today, many of these magnificent vehicles are found only in museums or in the climatized garages of the most discerning collectors all over the world.
There is no other publication or volume that shows these unloved and sometimes abandoned but hugely important race & sports cars in such abundance.
In terms of quality and sheer number of cars shown, it seems a miracle that Corrado Cupellini was fortunate enough to capture it all on his old Minolta film camera.
It is also symbiotic for the content of the book that author Michael Kliebenstein discovered these over 4000 forgotten negatives almost by accident, all piled up in cardboard boxes in an old garage in Bergamo, near Milano.
The author Michael Kliebenstein paid special attention to the sensitive photographic atmosphere captured in the precious old images and kept captions short to let photos speak.
“And whether it’s a particular car’s charm, beauty, simple grandeur or the bizarre location it was discovered in … or all of these things combined in one double page … each and every one of them is worth delving into more deeply in the comfort of your own home.”
“Inside this book you’ll not only get to see what makes the vintage car world so
special, but in many instances you will get to see the very people who started all
of this and devoted their lives to developing it to what it is today.”
“This is in fact the true beginnings of the classic car world.”
“SuperFinds will introduce you to the many exciting places around the classic car world where the early car enthusiasts gathered. It shows the absolute best of automotive car finds. Just look at these amazing images! SuperFinds is simply the most stunning car book I have ever seen!”
“SuperFinds will prove to be an incredibly important book documenting the history of automobile collecting. This book reveals images never before seen, allowing automotive collectors, enthusiasts and historians to view many rare and historically significant cars in their ‘as found’ original condition. These remarkable images are absolutely mesmerizing.
The discovery of these old photos is as interesting and significant as discovering the cars themselves. These early images will solve some mysteries and confirm some facts, however it will also raise additional questions and perhaps challenge what is currently thought of as fact in some cases. In any case, the SuperFinds book is an essential for any automotive historian.”
Steve Natale, California
Automotive journalist and photographer