The partnership between the popular Italian collector and Eberhard & Co was launched at the 2015 Salon Rétromobile edition, that tok place in Paris, on February 4th-8th.
Corrado Lopresto, who exhibited 12 of his masterpieces selected for the occasion, was the exceptional interpreter of the presentation of the new Tazio Nuvolari Automatic, the latest creation in a timepieces collection dedicated by Eberhard & Co. to the greatest racing driver in history.
Eberhard & Co. has for a long time been sponsoring some of the most important international competitions and their protagonists, since the Brand identified the old-timers’ world as indeed full of values matching those of luxury watch making: a passion for technique, the importance of tradition, the value of the historical heritage.
Corrado Lopresto, architect and entrepreneur from Milan and a collector of classic cars, is one of this universe’s celebrities, thanks to his unmatched collection and to a record of more than 200 awards and 50 Best in Show, including the record achievement of four Coppa d’Oro trophies at the “Concours d’Elegance at Villa D’Este”, the most important in Europe.
Mr. Lopresto focused his collection on rare cars, prototypes and unique pieces from Italian constructors. He is especially keen on finding cars with the frame identification number 0001. To mention just a few cars from Corrado Lopresto’s collection let's list the Alfa Romeo 1750 GS Aprile, the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Freccia d’Oro,the prototype Stratos II by Stola and the 1934 Lancia Augusta Stabilimenti Farina.
Created in 2013, the "Lopresto Day" pays tribute the the Italian collector and has already become a winter classic.