Delage - Out for a Drive
High-end French luxury and sports cars of the 1930s exemplify everything we love about old automobiles. Built as road-going pieces of performance art, these machines were built on a cost-is-no-object basis with cutting-edge art and fashion as influences in their designs. Art Deco and Art Nouveau were at their peak, and beyond dictating the physical forms of these grand machines, these movements also played a huge role in their advertising, making for arguably the most refined and beautiful sales posters ever created. Delage was a French luxury automobile and racecar company founded in 1905 by Louis Delage in Levallois-Perret near Paris; it was acquired by Delahaye in 1935 and ceased operation in 1953.