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The David Hassall Collection Part II - Including the Jim Murcott & Michael Barker Collections - 565 lots

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The David Hassall Collection Part II - Including the Jim Murcott & Michael Barker Collections


  • Auction House:
  • Reference:
    #159
  • Description:
    ABOUT DAVID HASSALL:

    Award-winning motorsport writer and author David Hassall has accumulated an enormous library and model car collection in the 50 years since writing his first article for Racing Car News magazine in 1971, but moving house also means a need to downsize.

    Last year's auction of part of David’s collection went so well that we're doing a second one, with a great selection of model cars and motor racing memorabilia. Also included in this second auction are items from the collections of the late Michael Barker, a notable figure in the histories of Ferrari and Porsche in Australia, and motoring journalist Jim Murcott, a lifelong friend and contemporary of David's. Among the lots being offered by Donington are numerous rare and desirable model cars and collectables, many of them signed and representing the rich history of the sport both in Australia and internationally.

    Also included in this auction from lot 500 onwards is a high-quality collection of motorcycle literature from the library of Ian Falloon. As one of the world’s leading motorcycle historians Ian Falloon has authored more than fifty books on motorcycles. Research for these books has involved the accumulation of a large quantity of literature, particularly Ducati, including this rare selection genuine historic Ducati brochures. Highlights of these are the original Ducati sales brochures for the desirable limited edition 916 Senna.

    David began writing for RCN as the 16-year-old protégé of the late Peter Wherrett and went on to become editor of Auto Action and founding editor of Australian Motor Racing and Motorsport News, all of which set high standards of reporting and presentation. He worked closely with Peter Brock for many years and has written numerous definitive historical articles for Australian Muscle Car magazine.

    He has also worked in the general motoring sphere, for The Australian newspaper, the GoAuto website and Wheels and Motor magazines.

    David has written or edited a number of books, including The Peter Brock Story, the Bathurst and Raceyear annuals, Elfin: The Spirit of Speed and most recently a three-volume opus titled Holden: The Final Chapter.

    He now concentrates on writing more motorsport books and has two in progress, with other works planned, so retirement remains far from his active mind.

    Last year David achieved a lifelong ambition by competing at Bathurst for the first time, making his Mount Panorama debut at the age of 66 in the Bathurst 6 Hour.

    David is the winner of two CAMS Media Awards and in 2019 his long career documenting the sport was recognised with a CAMS Service Award.

    ABOUT THIS AUCTION:

    This is a timed online auction with Lot 1 closing at 10.35am on Sunday 4th September 2022, and subsequent lots at 1 minute intervals, with the last lot concluding at 8pm.

    To bid online, go to: https://online.doningtonauctions.com.au/m/view-auctions/info/id/104

    Please remember to allow time to register, so don't leave your bidding to the last minute !

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  • Sale(s):
    04 Sep 2022 ~ 10.35am (AEST)
    To bid online, go to: https://online.doningtonauctions.com.au/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/104
    Cheltenham, VIC Australia
  • Viewing:
    22 Aug 2022 ~ 10am - 4pm
    100A Talinga Road
    Cheltenham, VIC 3192
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Prices realised in this sale include buyers premium of 19.800%.



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