It’s rightly been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so we hope you will enjoy Charlie’s ongoing photographic and video essay from the famed Rétromobile show in Paris. He is well underway meeting his many colleagues and friends there, but the week is still young. Connect with Charlie via email at to join in the excitement and become a part of his journey today!

Let us begin the latest post with Charlie getting up close and personal with the original monster truck, the Berliet T100, better known as “The Desert Giant.” It is one of the featured attractions of this year’s edition of Retromobile. See the official link at for full details of these immense wonders and of the intricate effort to get them there.

Hmm…I’ll take 4 of these tires for my pickup truck! Wonder if I can get them to fit…

Thought lost for decades, this beautiful, wood-hulled speedboat was built in the late 1950s with BMW 507 V-8 power! Just the ticket for Lake Como, the shores of which host the BMW-sponsored Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este in Italy.

Check out the wonderful details, including the steering wheel, intake ports, and iconic side vents borrowed from the BMW 507 sports roadster. Rediscovered in 2014, it was restored to its current beauty by the original builder! See more about this stunning BMW-powered speedboat at 

Not your old uncle’s Citroën!

Modern designs are celebrated at Rétromobile too, including this visually stunning Citroën concept supercar.

Whew! Time for lunch. Check out this wonderful charcuterie board! It pairs nicely with a good glass of wine or European beer. Elegant and delicious!

Stay tuned and follow us on the Worldwide Auctioneers blog and social media for more photos and fun from Charlie’s excellent Parisian adventures. If you want to meet up with him, he’s always never more than an email away at