Lost Beauties – Michel Zumbrunn, Axel E. Catton – now published



Ever heard of the Volkhart Sagitta? L’OEuf électrique or the Stanley Steamer? If not, you are in for a beautiful surprise, 50 times over!

Often times the cars in this richly illustrated book were lost because the manufacturer ceased to exist, or because they were found on the bottom of Lake Maggiore after 75 years like the Bugatti Brescia. Among the 50 beauties there are one-offs, concepts, trendsetters, and failures as well as cars of the rich and famous, from Marilyn Monroe to Clark Gable.

  • 50 exquisite classic cars, perfectly staged by photographer Michel Zumbrunn
  • 50 fascinating stories, recounted by classic car expert Axel E. Catton
  • Foreword by Andrea Zagato


Michel Zumbrunn (photographer)

Born in Bern in 1935, Michel Zumbrunn began his professional career in 1961 with the establishment of an advertising and fashion photography studio in Zurich. Subsequent commissions for French magazine Automobiles Classiques ignited his passion for photographing both new and old cars. In 1980, on assignment for tobacco company Roth-Händle, he took photos of the most beautiful automobiles in the world in the most important collections in the USA, Germany, France and Italy. Today, Zumbrunn is one of the most renowned automobile photographers.

 www.fotozumbrunn.ch; Instagram: #michelzumbrunn

Axel E. Catton (Author)

Born in 1964, Axel E. Catton has since 2007 headed up his own PR agency, Varedo Media, specialized in automobiles. His clients include Peugeot and Audi as well as Audi America at both headquarters and importer level. As an award-winning automobile journalist, Catton has published in Europe, the United States, Africa, Australia, and Asia. As well as writing for leading classic car publications, Catton is also a respected author and translator of automobile books.

www.varedomedia.com, Linkedin: axelcatton, Facebook: www.facebook.com/axel.catton

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