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In 2022, Axel E. Catton’s book

“Lost Beauties” was awarded the

Motorworld Book Award’s Special Prize in a ceremony taking place at Motorworld Munich.


“Lost Beauties” is currently available in 2nd edition in English and German. The photo shows Motorworld Book Award’s Jury President Jürgen Lewandowski, Photographer

Michel Zumbrunn, Author Axel E. Catton

and teNeues Publisher Stefanie Penck.

For 2024, publishers teNeues have created a Lost Beauties calendar accompanying the book.


If you’ve never heard of the Volkhart V2 Sagitta, the Œuf électrique or the Stanley Steamer, you’re in for a treat.


In my book “Lost Beauties”, produced

by publishers teNeues and beautifully illustrated by Swiss photographer Michel Zumbrunn, I describe 50 cars that were lost for a multitude of reasons, either because

the manufacturer ceased to exist, or because

they were found on the bottom of a lake

75 years later like the Bugatti Brescia.


This book covers 50 beautiful one-offs, whacky concepts, iconic trendsetters, and dramatic failures. Foreword by Andrea Zagato. Text in German and English.

Lost Beauties Cover.jpg
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