An inveterate collector of automotive-related documents for more than three decades, Daniel Cabart has always been passionate about automotive history. A specialist on Delage, having restored three of them, Cabart has written several books (with more on the way), based on thousands of documents and period images detailing the marque’s history.
Given Cabart’s passion for Delage, he has also been able to help with the preparation of several other books authored by historian friends on Saoutchik, Lorraine-Dietrich, Kellner, etc. Of considerable interest to Cabart is the Ballot marque, as it was closely linked to Delage from the pre- 1914 period as the latter’s main engine supplier.
Besides writing three books: Delage: France’s Finest Car (with Claude Rouxel and David Burgess-Wise) published by Dalton Watson Fine Books, Delage: Champion du Monde 1927 and Louis Delage, la passion de l’Automobile, Daniel regularly writes for L’Automobible, the Delage Owners club magazine, and also contributes to Automobilia, L’Aventure de l’Automobile and several other magazines.
Daniel Cabart has won recognition with his writing: the Cugnot award from the Society of Automobile Historians (2006), Prix Bellecour (2006) and the Royal Automobile Club award for the Motoring Book of the Year in 2017.