Home LifeStyle  Luxury Cars Formula One Memorabilia, the World of Fascinating Toys

Formula One Memorabilia, the World of Fascinating Toys

Posted: May. 27th, 2008  |  By JustLuxe Team
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share Visit Website
Autos & Vehicles: The Monaco Grand Prix, Sydney, San Marino, Monza, to name a few ... are names you have heard about during Formula One seasons, as well as throughout the year. As the huge interest generated by such races is always expanding, collectible belongings to either drivers, vehicles, or events themselves (programs, posters, etc..) just became the foundation of this unique market praised by collectors.

Over the years, in the memorabilia industry, the attention has been evolving to the most expensive and exclusive items, which lead to an increase in overall sales. As this clientele is mostly populated through the private collectors "world, many of these enthusiasts do purchase these rare pieces for their own private museums. So the more unique the better! Or in other words: "The more expensive the better."

These wealthy customers are to be described as a 35 to 55-year-old population, located for the most part in the USA, Australia, UK, Mexico, Japan, and who belong to what can be labeled as "the extreme upper-class."

If you ask some of these upscale collectibles' shop owners if there is one most popular item these days, the answer would be that there is no such one item. However, a large interest is given to handbuilt/complex model cars. The spectacular job these scales are reflecting, especially in the upper ranges, is astonishing. As an example of a magnificent large model we have, is a special Mercedes SSK that measures 35-inches long, made of 4600 parts! Only eight have been made of this breathtaking jewel.

For the collector, the exciting journey begins in knowing that no other shop will hold the same inventory. When you reach for upscale collectibles, you will be stepping on a path which can take you far away, or even search the world!

In my interview to one of the leaders of this industry, I have asked which one-of-a-kind piece is the one item you need to complete a collection today. The answer is based on interests: A Formula One fan would hold his ultimate treasure in acquiring an original race used helmet, or suit from a driver like Michael Schumacher, or Ayrton Senna. A Vintage fan would be astounded by an original Monaco Grand Prix poster from the 1930s, or would order a handbuilt model of one of his favourite classics. And for the Ferrari aficionado, a vintage Ferrari timepiece, or something signed by Enzo himself would trigger pure bliss.

The magic of this industry is its uniqueness targeting exclusively the rare and exceptional merchandise available on today's market. So there is a lot to discover, and a lot to look for. But here is a hint: some of these hidden treasures can be found on The Memorabilia Experience's Web site, dedicated to one of the largest inventories for F1 collectibles in North America.

Carol Germain
VP Sales
The Memorabilia Experience
JustLuxe.com Contributor

www.thememorabiliaexperience.com
Related Topics : Lifestyle News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Related Articles
Featured Contributor
Kimberly FisherKimberly Fisher
To celebrate the New York unveiling of the all new 2014 Maserati Quattroporte, Maserati of...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Event Calendar

the holiday gift guide 2013

DISCOVER THE LIST >
1

Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens

Sony basically packed all the usual camera inner workings within the lens... more >

2

Flask Bangle by Cynthia Rowley

For the life of the party this Cynthia Rowley flask bangle holds three ounces... more >

3

Carbon Fiber Ciclotte

Designed and crafted in Italy, Ciclotte's luxury exercise bike models... more >

Day

Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Current News & Features
NetJets Slashes China-Based Membership Costs More Than Fifty Percent
MINI Reveals Augmented Reality Eyewear with X-Ray Tech
Miami Beach's Boutique Louver House is Almost Half Sold Out Already
Chef Sylvain Desbois Shares Hearty Duck Confit Recipe From St. Regis Mexico City
Meet Scandinavian-Designed Vifa, Our New Favorite Source for Wireless Tunes
Five S. Pellegrino Young Chef Judges On How to Break Into the Industry in Round Table Video
Property Envy Host Lists $1.5 Million Mid-Century Palm Springs Desert Oasis
Sky High $11.7M Miami Beach Penthouse Offers a Pneumatic Elevator and Posh Designer Fixtures
Headed to the Masters Golf Tournament? Here's Why You Should Fly Private
Will the 2005 Mouton Rothschild Outshine the Renowned 2000 Vintage? (and Should You Invest?)
See the complete list

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries
Meet Our Writers Become a Contributor
New $650k Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight Redefines Riding in Style With Some Seriously Fashion-Friendly Features
Mila Pantovich »
Here is Why the Ferrari 488 GTB is So Much Cooler Than the 458
Justin Delaney »
See More Contributors
THINGS WE LIKE