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Ben Erickson is a trained linguist who has always been interested in cars. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians and has co-authored Talbot-Lago Grand Sport: The Car from Paris, Jacques Saoutchik: Maître Carrossier and Jacques Kellner: Matters of Life and Death. He is currently working with Peter Larsen on a series of marque books under the heading Joseph Figoni, Le Grand Couturier de la Carrosserie Automobile. The first volume, Alfa-Romeo, was published in 2021, the next installment, Bugatti, will be published in 2024, to be followed by books about Delage, Delahaye and Talbot-Lago. Ben Erickson serves as a concours judge at various international events including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Chantilly Arts and Elegance, 21 Gun Salute, Salon Privé, The Amelia and Audrain Concours.

Peter Larsen and Ben Erickson's next book, Jacques Saoutchik: Maître Carrossier, 1948 Talbot-Lago Grand Sport Chassis 110101, will be launched at Monterey Car Week 2024.
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Saoutchik Addendum by Peter M. Larsen with Ben Erickson Cover The Kellner Affair by Peter M. Larsen and Ben Erickson Cover Jacques Saoutchik, Maître Carrossier: 1948 Talbot-Lago Grand Sport Chassis 110101 by Peter M. Larsen and Ben Erickson
The Kellner Affair:
Matters of Life and Death
Peter M. Larsen
and Ben Erickson

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Addendum to the main three volume work. The addendum covers the discovery of the Baillon collection in France and provides further accounts of Sir John Gaul, Gijsbert-Paul Berk and more.

The Kellner Affair tells the fascinating story of how some of the most influential people in the French luxury car business before the War came together and fought bravely against the Nazi occupation force in Paris.

The book is a tribute to the incredible coachbuilt Talbot-Lago Grand Sport coupé chassis 110101 that was the undisputed star of the 1948 Paris Salon de l’Automobile. The Grand Sport was the greatest postwar French chassis, and Saoutchik was the greatest French coachbuilder in the postwar years. The exquisitely beautiful body which Saoutchik created for chassis 110101 is regarded as the most sensational and stunning of all postwar French coachbuilt bodies.