Haute Author

  • NAME Mike Daly
  • BIO Los Angeles-based feature writer Mike Daly has enjoyed an ongoing love affair with the automobile since the days of his earliest matchbox memories. Now regularly featured in national lifestyle and automotive publications, he strives to bolster the motorcar’s status as a cultural and historical icon worthy of the most pedigreed recognition. In addition to more than 10 years of freelance writing, he has cut his teeth in a variety of posts within the collector car industry, including positions at a leading auction company, a highline brokerage, and an automotive museum. Particularly versed in prewar coachbuilt cars, postwar European sports cars and modern exotics, he conducts test drives, covers new model unveilings and classic car concours d’elegance, and interviews recognized figures in the automotive industry and collector car niche.

Articles By Mike Daly

Maserati Sets Sail to Bulgari Time

In partnership with the Swiss bank BSI and the Generali Group, Maserati is sponsoring an eponymous yacht that will be helmed by renowned sailor Giovanni Soldini in an attempt to set new speed records for three different transatlantic sailing routes. Read More

Mastering Speed with TAG Heuer

When haute horology’s sportiest outfit decided to cap Mastering Speed, their 150-year anniversary celebration, with a trip to Barcelona’s Catalunya F1 circuit for a day of LRS Formula One Racing School, and deemed me worthy of an invitation, I jumped at the unusual opportunity. Read More

Frankfurt Motor Show Re-Cap

This week’s Frankfurt International Motor Show is one of a small handful of the major international auto shows that manufacturers use to debut their latest production and concept models. Here’s a brief rundown of the most noteworthy displays by your favorite luxury and sports car manufacturers... Read More

Beverly Hills Collector Wins Unique Award

David Sydorick, whose name was conspicuous by its absence at the Pebble Beach Concours two and a half weeks ago, surfaced last week in Florence, Italy, where his Zagato-bodied 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta took Best in Show at the Unique Special Ones concours d’elegance. Read More

Cadillac Brings the Haute!

When Cadillac announced a few weeks ago that they would unveil a new concept car during Pebble Beach Car Week, nothing could have prepared me for the dramatic nature of the convertible Ciel, or the flurry of Cadillac activity that accompanied it. Read More

McCall Motorworks Revival – Pebble Beach Appetizer Extraordinaire!

Held on the Wednesday evening prior to the Pebble Concours d'Elegance, Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival kicked off Pebble Beach car week as a bit of a mood setter for the events that follow, offering a smattering of very high quality classic racecars with an equal number of brand new exotic supercars. Read More

2012 Aston Martin Virage – Road Test

With the hotly anticipated North American debut of the Aston Martin V12 Zagato at the exclusive McCall’s Motorworks Revival last night (more on that next week), let me take the opportunity to offer a more focused examination of Aston’s new grand tourer, the Virage. Read More