“Warp, Weft & Weave” – Now in Paperback

G.D. Herring is thrilled to announce the paperback arrival of our latest collaboration with Sam Ramazani of Sara’s Oriental Rugs, Warp, Weft & Weave: A Life Collecting and Investing in Handmade Oriental Rugs to Amazon. Filled with stories from over 40 years in the business, Sam’s advice guides the fledgling investor through this fascinating, sometimes […]

A Special Buick Special

In 1899 David Dunbar Buick founded the Buick-Auto Vim & Power Company which would later evolve into Buick Motor Company in 1903. In 1906, Mr. Buick accepted a severance package and under the direction William Durant in 1908, the Buick brand would merge Oldsmobile, Cadillac and Oakland (later named Pontiac) into General Motors. Many may […]

Bentley and the Crewe

The seed of the original starter company Bentley & Bentley was planted when two brothers got their first taste of revenue from selling cars for the French company Doriot, Flandrin & Parant. Founded in 1912, the company later developed into Bentley Motors in 1919. As with most early auto manufacturers, their roots began with the building […]

Bugatti- 0 to 100 in 2.5 Seconds

One of my youngest son’s favorite cars is the Bugatti Veyron and I understand why. At a starting price of nearly $1.7 million, this brand brings some very unique and distinguishing features like an optional diamond inserted speedometer cluster, a W16 engine and 10 radiators to keep the car cool. Here’s a little history about […]

Rolls Royce – the “Spirit of Ecstasy”

It was 1904 when Charles Rolls and Henry Royce produced their first car, a twin cylinder Rolls Royce 10hp. Charles Rolls studied the chassis being made by Henry Royce, who had a reputation for building quality, long lasting engines, and had the foresight to add bigger engines to the frames Royce was building. This led […]

Maintaining Your Oriental Rug: Spot Cleaning

Spot cleaning poses one of the biggest challenges for rug owners, especially for people who have children or pets. Do you know what to do if a Coke spills on one of your rugs? Most people think to get a towel and start blotting it. This is actually the worst thing to do; blotting fabric, […]

Koenigsegg- Hypercar

Established in 1994 by Christian von Koenigsegg, the Swedish based company Koenigsegg Automotive manufactures some of the world’s leading hypercars. What is a hypercar?

Jaguar – The “Leaper”

What started out in 1922 as British production of a motorcycle sidecar would later evolve into the company we now know as Jaguar. Swallow Sidecar Company was founded by two men, William Lyons and William Walmsley. Later Walmsley was bought out by Lyons and the company was renamed S.S. Cars Limited, but it wasn’t until […]

ALFA Romeo – “The Family Car that Won Races”

Known in the 1950’s as “the family car that wins races,” Alfa (A.L.F.A. for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) Romeo has long been a staple in the market of automotive sports cars. The English translation of anonima is anonymous. That’s just how Alfa began, by an anonymous pool of investors who in 1910 purchased a failing […]