The sixth issue of Linkage is now off the press and on its way to subscribers. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find inside:
Donald Osborne dives into why special knowledge is only valuable when it is shared — and why car people must continue to share it.
Massimo Delbo spends a day at Egidio Brandoli’s shop in Modena, where decades of experience in the art of metal shaping by hand follow the path forged by Scaglietti.
Simon Kidston cautions against so-called “bedroom brokers” — those sellers with nothing more than an internet connection, a desire for easy money and the keys to a vaporware Ferrari.
Nick Jaynes finds himself way off the trail in the wilderness of eastern Washington state, where capability must be balanced with community.
Jay Leno tells us about his Model X Duesie — and how important it is to take the time to look for the knowledge now, while it can still be shared by those who learned it firsthand.
Rich Taylor takes us through the saga of restoring what might be the world’s only Allard K2 coupe.
Jim Pickering reminds us that sometimes who you know is more important than what you know — especially when it comes to learning a challenging skillset.
Chester Allen talks with both current and former students from McPherson’s Automotive Restoration Program about how what they’ve learned has steered them.
Sara Ryan takes us into the world of Kaido builders in America, who strive to understand and perfect the 1970s and 1980s Japanese art from a distance.
And we take an in-depth look at this January’s $500m in auction results, with reports covering Mecum’s Kissimmee record-breaker, Barrett-Jackson’s huge 50th Anniversary celebration, RM Sotheby’s $43m event, Bonhams’ Scottsdale bash, Worldwide’s rising market for Classics and two similar VWs that sold for very different prices at Gooding & Company and RM Sotheby’s in Arizona.
Linkage #006 has all that and more.