Speakers Corner

The speakers presented here have agreed to speak at the planned live event “4C Classic & Contemporary Car Conference” in Munich or to present over video conference or podcast. In the meantime they will publish theme relevant content on this page.

Stephen Bayley, Great Britain

The Aesthete

In the 1970s, Stephen Bayley was a lecturer in the history of art at the University of Kent. He first became prominent as an authority on style and design when, in 1979, he began a collaboration with Habitat founder Sir Terence Conran to promote a more intelligent awareness of design. This led to the creation of The Boilerhouse Project, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, which became London’s most successful gallery of the 1980s. The Boilerhouse evolved into a unique Design Museum of which Bayley was the founding CEO, and which was opened by Margaret Thatcher in 1989.

The American author and journalist Tom Wolfe said of him, “I do not know anybody with more interesting observations about style, taste and contemporary design.

Stephen Bayley will assist the Art&Car 4C Conference with regard to taste and style in Bezug auf Geschmacks- und Stilfragen begleiten und hier regelmässig zu seinen Lieblingsthemen publizieren.

Wayne Harley, South Africa

Wayne Harley has been the curator of the most important car museum, the Franschhoek Motor Museum, the biggest of its kind in South Africa with over 300 running cars. He is also Chairman of the Motor Sport Legends Trust and Manager of the “Plaas Pad Event and Test Track”.

Wayne will report regularly on the interesting South African scene. He will also share his rich experience in maintaining and restoring classic and contemporary cars with the 4C-Conference.