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November 2004 Issue
 
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 By Robert McLellan
 
 

Long time friendships are treasured and most literature collectors build up relationships with collectors who have similar interests. Your editor began collecting Ferrari sales literature, books, magazines and memorabilia in the 1970s and had the privilege of associating with several distinguished Ferrari literature collectors.

Junichiro Hiramatsu, one of the world's foremost Ferrari literature and automobile collectors and former president of the Ferrari Club of Japan, has been a friend for over 20 years. My interest in Ferraris continues and news from Junichiro's activities are always greatly appreciated. He is a very enthusiastic Ferrari fanatic.

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In September Hiramatsu and his son, Masamitsu Hiramatsu, opened the "art galleria LUCE" in Nagoya, Japan. The gallery consists of three parts. One part is the display space of full size cars. At the corner of this space the real Scuderia Ferrari F1 Pit at Suzuka in 1999 has been put!!

 

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At the grand opening there were six cars 1947 Cisitalia 202SC, 1957 Ferrari 250GT TdF, 1963 Abarth Simca 1300GT, 1974 Lancia Stratos, 2003 Enzo Ferrari and 1999 Ferrari F1 F399. All except the Ferrari F1 are owned by the Hiramatsu family.

The second part of the gallery is designed for exhibitions. An opening exhibition by well known automotive artist, Hideki Yoshida of Paris, France, will be on display until the end of 2004.

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"Zero Craft", the third part of the gallery, is a model car shop which displays rare and exotic model cars for the enthusiast.

For additional information about Mr. Hiramatsu and his exciting hobby and interests click here

 
 
 
The Automotive Chronicles, November 2004
 
 
 
 
 
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