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Episode 71 - “Italian Car Restoration” with Gary Bobileff of Bobileff Motorcar Company

Cars That Matter is back with a special episode. On this week’s show, Robert chats with long time competition judge and owner of Bobileff Motorcar company Gary Bobileff. Gary specializes in Italian car restoration and is one of the leaders in the country for his custom work.

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Gary and Robert start off (1:50) chatting about their recent trip judging at the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance at the Wynn and how this event is uniquely positioned to be a future top car event for many years to come. (6:00) Gary shares the intricacies and methodology of modern day judging for some of the best car shows in the world. (11:20) Robert asks Gary about the intimate relationship between serving a customers restoration wants while also preserving the sensitive value of a car and it’s original design. (15:08) Are previously restored cars coming back for restoration many years down the line?


After the break (17:20) Gary and Robert discuss the difficult road ahead in finding Italian car restoration workers in the US given the landscape of the job. (18:50) Gary dives into his love of the Lamborghini Miura and why he has positioned himself as the perennial expert in restoring said vehicles. (25:10) Robert asks Gary what his favorite Italian cars are to drive, and Gary shares some of the best for different occasions. (29:09) Gary and Robert talk about one of Gary’s favorite projects in restoring the prototype rolling chassis Miura that was presented at the Turin Auto Show and some of the unique obstacles it presented.


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Hosted by: Robert Ross

Produced & Edited by: AJ Moseley

Theme Music By: Celleste and Eric Dick

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