A Technical Drawing By Ettore Bugatti

A Technical Drawing By Ettore Bugatti

Ettore Bugatti was one of the early motoring world’s greatest characters, almost as famous for his gruff and oftentimes hilarious customer service as he was for his engineering genius. On dealing with a customer who was complaining about the lackluster braking performance on his new car Ettore yelled “I make my cars to go, not…

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Spidi Originals LE Jacket – Classic Italian Looks – Modern Safety

Spidi Originals LE Jacket

The Spidi Originals LE Jacket is a classically styled motorcycle jacket that captures the aesthetic of the formative days of the world-renowned motorcycle gear manufacturer. Spidi started out making motorcycle gear back in 1977, enjoying their first moment in the spotlight when “King” Kenny Roberts won the 1979 500cc World Championship wearing their gloves. The…

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The Lancia Stratos HF – The King of ’70s Rally

Lancia Stratos Open

The Lancia Stratos was the first car designed specifically for top flight rally competition – developed by the all-Italian dream team of Lancia, Nuccio Bertone, and Marcello Gandini, with engines supplied by Ferrari. We remember the Stratos today as one of the most successful rally cars of its era, but its conception and development were…

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1970 Laverda GT 750 – The Big Italian Parallel Twin

Laverda GT 750 Tank

The Beginnings of Laverda The Laverda GT 750 is one of the most famous, and most popular, motorcycles from Italy’s “other” motorcycle manufacturer – a sibling of the bigger and better funded factories of Ducati, MV Agusta, and Moto Guzzi. Laverda is a company with some notable parallels to Lamborghini – both made a name…

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