Viva La Vintage

Over 50 vintage automobiles were on display at the front entrance of the Palm Springs Convention Center.
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A 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototype on display at the Vintage Car Show. The designer of this car was Franco Scaglione, with coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone.
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Vintage Car Show

A 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototype on display at the Vintage Car Show. The designer of this car was Franco Scaglione, with coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone.

Source: Jake Holt Photography
The 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototype features all-aluminum bodywork, 1300cc DOHC 4-cylinder engine, and is owned by Collection Lopresto in Milan, Italy.
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Vintage Car Show

The 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Prototype features all-aluminum bodywork, 1300cc DOHC 4-cylinder engine, and is owned by Collection Lopresto in Milan, Italy.

Source: Jake Holt Photography
Vintage cars from all over the world, across different eras, were featured during Modernism Week.
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Vintage Car Show

Vintage cars from all over the world, across different eras, were featured during Modernism Week.

Source: Jake Holt Photography
Over 50 vintage automobiles were on display at the front entrance of the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Viva La Vintage
Vintage Car Show

Over 50 vintage automobiles were on display at the front entrance of the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Source: Jake Holt Photography
A few Alfa Romeo Duetto Spyders in multiple colors were a hit with visitors.
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Vintage Car Show

A few Alfa Romeo Duetto Spyders in multiple colors were a hit with visitors.

Source: Jake Holt Photography
A classic Cadillac Eldorado from Washington. How about those tailfins?
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Vintage Car Show

A classic Cadillac Eldorado from Washington. How about those tailfins?

Source: Jake Holt Photography
A colorful canopy complements the sunny hue of this fun trailer.
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Vintage Trailer Show

A colorful canopy complements the sunny hue of this fun trailer.

Source: David A. Lee Photography
Old is made new as vintage items are repurposed in creative, decorative ways.
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Vintage Trailer Show

Old is made new as vintage items are repurposed in creative, decorative ways.

Source: David A. Lee Photography
Modern details update a vintage Airstream.
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Vintage Trailer Show

Modern details update a vintage Airstream.

Source: David A. Lee Photography
This owner and her trailer look straight out of the midcentury.
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Vintage Trailer Show

This owner and her trailer look straight out of the midcentury.

Source: David A. Lee Photography
A rooftop tent adorns this mint Volkswagen bus.
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Vintage Trailer Show

A rooftop tent adorns this mint Volkswagen bus.

Source: David A. Lee Photography
The Kabine is a pop-up shop, studio and celebration in a 1965 Airstream Safari (www.thekabine.com).
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Vintage Trailer Show

The Kabine is a pop-up shop, studio and celebration in a 1965 Airstream Safari (www.thekabine.com).

Source: David A. Lee Photography

We took a trip back in time during this year’s most popular events for car and travel aficionados.

The cars, the clothes, the culture – we can’t help but feel nostalgic for the heyday of the midcentury! During this year’s Vintage Car Show and Vintage Trailer Show, the spirit of adventure and travel were celebrated with a stunning display of historic vehicles, from the sleek curves of an Alfa Romeo Duetto Spyder to the iconic aluminum body of an Airstream trailer and more.

The Vintage Car Show featured over 50 vintage automobiles on display at the front entrance of the Palm Springs Convention Center. Car owners showcased their collection of classic cars from the 1930s through 1980s, sharing their passion for vintage automobiles with fellow enthusiasts. Acclaimed car expert Donald Osborne also gave a presentation on midcentury Italian auto design, and signed copies of his new book Stile Transatlantico | Transatlantic Style: A Romance of Fins and Chrome.

We closed out the final weekend of Modernism Week with a diverse collection of trailers, buses, motorhomes and vintage tow vehicles at the Vintage Trailer Show. We learned about the history, restoration and travels of various trailers, shopped vintage goods from from local vendors, and gleaned plenty of inspiration for our next road trip.

Click the gallery above to check out more photos from the Vintage Car Show and Vintage Trailer Show.


Photo credit: Jake Holt (Vintage Car Show) and David A. Lee (Vintage Trailer Show)

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