(Presseportal openBroadcast) - Palm Springs, California, February 02, 2016 /PressReleasePing/ - DiMora Motorcar will be exhibiting two of their stylish, limited-edition DiMora Vicci 6.2 Emperor Convertibles at the 16th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, February 12 through February 15. The distinctive 430-horsepower rolling art on wheels is the result of a unique collaboration between American automotive designer Sir Alfred J. DiMora and equally influential Totemic Energy Artist Master Lee Sun-Don of Taiwan.
"I love cars and I love art, so I set out to collaborate with world renowned artists to create the first true limited-edition production rolling art. The Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale is a magnificent event and we look forward to bringing two of our Vicci 6.2's and one of the original Master Lee pieces of artwork to the show," said DiMora.
Upon purchase of each DiMora Vicci 6.2 Emperor Convertible, the buyer also receives the original one-of-a-kind painting by Zen Master Lee that is replicated onto the automobile. Each large-scale painting in the Great Treasure Gate series pays artistic homage to the rare door knockers created during the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644) by incorporating an actual Ming Dynasty doorknocker into the canvas painting. From that, the skilled artisans at DiMora Motorcar invest no less than 750 man-hours to reproduce the artwork onto the hood and side panels of the car, right down to hand laying 24-karat gold leaf as a final step.
DiMora has been in the automotive business for nearly 40 years, having owned Clenet Coachworks. The Clenet was named the "American Rolls-Royce" by Fortune magazine, so there's no doubt that his equally stunning DiMora Vicci 6.2 is commanding the same level of respect.
"We have been very selective with every aspect of building the DiMora Vicci 6.2, so when it came time to choose the first artist series collaboration, not just any artist would do," shared DiMora. Master Lee Sun-Don's popularity worldwide continues to make him a highly sought-after artist. His artwork is currently showing in galleries around the world, including Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Taipei, to name but a few.
In an industry where quality and performance matter, the sporty and artistically stimulating DiMora Vicci 6.2 Emperor Series spares no expense with its distinctive hand-built craftsmanship and DiMora Motorcar's lightweight carbon DFD technology. The limited-edition Vicci 6.2 combines 1930's Art Deco style with 21st Century technology. Each 1.2 million dollar limited-edition production rolling art has aesthetically pleasing features that showcase the DiMora brand's originality, where creativity sees no limits and offers up a driving experience that is unmatched.
The event is slated to take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center (277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, California) and is presented by Dolphin Promotions. Proceeds from the popular event benefit Modernism Week. Sir Alfred J. DiMora, Founder of DiMora Motorcar, is also scheduled to be on hand at the DiMora Motorcar exhibit to answer questions.
"Modernism Show & Sale benefitting Modernism Week has made a name for itself when it comes to offering unique and desirable artwork," said Rosemary Krieger, President and Owner, Dolphin Promotions. "We are thrilled to give visitors to this year's event a glimpse at not only the brilliantly designed DiMora Vicci 6.2, but also one of the original pieces of artwork from the limited edition series."
The 2,820-pound car has: gold and gold leaf strategically placed throughout the automobile; an aluminum radiator; a 6.2 liter aluminum engine; a Bosch Hydro-Boost Power Booster; state-of-the-art electronics; wire wheels; racing suspension; an aluminum drive shaft; Italian leather; and English Wilton Wool carpet to add to the luxury ambiance. Accompanying the 430-hp engine is an aluminum 4-speed or 6-speed along with a posi rear end. The DiMora Vicci 6.2 also comes in a 556 horse-power Supercharged engine option, but with power like that, it's definitely not for the faint of heart.
About DiMora Motorcar
Based in Palm Springs, California, DiMora Motorcar excels in providing distinctive, limited-edition transportation solutions. The DiMora Neoclassics series of luxury automobiles includes the Vicci 6.2, now in production, and the Adina, now in the prototype phase. Sir Alfred J. DiMora co-founded the Sceptre Motorcar Company, whose Sceptre 6.6S received Best-of-Show honors at the 1978 Los Angeles Auto Show. DiMora also founded the new Clenet Coachworks, Inc. in the 1980's to continue designing and building the Clenet series of automobiles. When President Reagan declared 1986 the Centennial Year of the Gasoline-Powered Automobile, DiMora's Clenet was selected as the Official Centennial Car, resulting in honors for DiMora and the Clenet at the Automobile Hall of Fame in Michigan. For additional information, please visit DiMoraMotorcar.com.
About the 16th Annual Modernism Week Show & Sale
This year's event, presented by Dolphin Promotions, features 85 premier national and international dealers presenting furniture, decorative and fine arts reflecting all design movements of the 20th century, especially emphasizing midcentury modern. The show opens on Friday, February 12, 2016, with a gala preview reception benefiting Modernism Week, from 6-9PM. The show continues Saturday (10AM-6PM), Sunday (10AM-5PM) and Monday (10AM-4PM). Weekend tickets are $20 and good for return entry and catalog. Tickets are available for purchase at the door, or in advance online. For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit spring.palmspringsmodernism.com.
About Dolphin Promotions
Owned by Rosemary Krieger, Dolphin Promotions' antiques and modernism shows are among the leading venues for antiques and 20th century decorative and fine arts in North America. For more information, please visit dolphinfairs.com.
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