The Fate of the Sleeping Beauties by Kay HottendorffThe Fate of the Sleeping Beauties by Kay Hottendorff

The Fate of the Sleeping Beauties

byKay Hottendorff, Ard Op De WeeghPhotographerArnoud Op De Weegh

Hardcover | October 15, 2010

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The ‘Sleeping Beauties’ – an array of neglected Bugattis, Lancias, Ferraris, Alfa Romeos, Cords and Aston Martins on a rural French estate – have fascinated car lovers worldwide since 1983, when they were immortalized in a sequence of photographs taken by Herbert W. Hesselmann. For 25 years, the full story behind the collection and its fate  has remained untold – until now.
Kay Hottendorff, born in 1969, is an electrical engineer from Northern Germany, who has been fascinated by classic cars since childhood. Kay began investigating the background and fate of Michel Dovaz’s Sleeping Beauties collection in 1996, when he first came across the famous 1983 photo series. The cars have haunted him ever since. No...
Title:The Fate of the Sleeping BeautiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 10.25 × 8.5 × 0.75 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Veloce PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1845840704

ISBN - 13:9781845840709


Editorial Reviews

"All the important details are covered – relocation, barn find museum, sale and restoration. There are detailed descriptions of every one of the 55 Sleeping Beauties, with more than 250 color photos." – Old Stager "If you like the drama of finds and discoveries, this one will be for you." – The Automobile "Interviews with the owner of the collection and great 'before and after' pictures makes this the ultimate bible for classic fans." – Auto Express "Really fascinating stuff." – Classic Motor Monthly "It's a great story … the research is impressive … there's a great amount of detail here." – Classics Monthly "The book is workmanlike and straightforward in its presentation as it introduces us to Monsieur Dovaz and then, car by car, to the various vehicles heretofore known merely as photos of well-worn sleeping beauties. This is truly a book of provenance." – SAH Journal