The Metalbike Garage Custom BMW K1200RS

BMW K1200RS Detail

The Metalbike Garage BMW K1200RS Metalbike Garage was founded by Simone Lecca after he left Gruppo Bertone – the storied Italian automotive styling, coachbuilding, and manufacturing company. Since Metalbike was founded 10 years ago, they’ve made a name for themselves via their signature aluminum bodywork – typically shaped using traditional tools and careful hand fettling….

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The Nardi Classic Steering Wheel

Nardi Classic Steering Wheel

The Nardi Classic Steering Wheel is a design that’s immediately recognizable to anyone with an interest in vintage motoring, Nardi wheels have been used extensively in Ferraris dating back to the 1950s, they’ve also graced the steering columns of cars from Lancia, Audi, Maserati, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Lotus, TVR, McLaren, Volkswagen, Abarth, and BMW….

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An Italian-American Supercar – The De Tomaso Pantera GT5

De Tomaso Pantera GT5 Back

The De Tomaso Pantera GT5 was, in some respects, the blue-collar version of the Lamborghini Countach. Both cars featured a sweeping wedge-shaped profile, big wings, flared wheel aches, roaring engines and more horsepower than half a dozen family sedans. When new, the Countach cost over $100,000 (in 1980s money) and required a king’s ransom in…

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The First Mid-Engined BMW Supercar – The BMW M1

BMW M1 Car Main

The BMW M1 was built almost entirely thanks to retired racing driver and head of BMW M-division Jochen Neerpasch, who wanted to challenge Porsche in Group 5 racing, but needed a new purpose-built car to do it. The BMW M1 The project to design and build the car was contracted to Lamborghini – as BMW…

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1955 Moretti 750 Gran Sport Barchetta

Moretti 750 Gran Sport Barchetta Overhead

The Moretti 750 Gran Sport Barchetta is an exceptionally rare sports car, just three were made with this body style, and it’s believed that this is the only one with a lightweight tubular steel chassis. Motorsport historians have pondered that the example you see here may very well be the same Moretti 750 that wore…

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Momo Heritage Prototipo Steering Wheel

Momo Heritage Prototipo Sports Steering Wheel

The Momo Heritage Prototipo is unquestionably one of the most highly-regarded and best-known steering wheels in the world, it was developed by the Italian company to be lightweight, and to have a thicker rim that’s favored by many racing drivers. Momo was founded in 1964 by race car driver Gianpiero Moretti almost by accident, he…

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The Ferrari Testarossa – 1980s Supercar Royalty

Ferrari Testarossa

The Ferrari Testarossa is a supercar that can almost single-handedly define the 1980s – an decade of excess, Synthwave, fluorescent colors, Back to the Future, fast cars, and big hair. Unlike many of the well-known supercars from the ’80s like the Lamborghini Countach, the Porsche 911 Turbo, the De Tomaso Pantera, and the BMW M1 which…

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The First Ducati Production L-Twin – The Ducati 750 GT

Ducati 750 GT 1 450x330 - The First Ducati Production L-Twin - The Ducati 750 GT

The Ducati 750 GT was the Italian company’s first road-going V-twin, though of course they prefer the term L-twin as it better describes the 90 degree angle between the cylinders, and it separates them from the engines built by the likes of Harley-Davidson. The Ducati 750 GT The 750 GT was penned by the now-legendary…

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The Automotive Art of Halmo

250 GTO Wall Model

Halmo is an Italian company based just 100 kilometers from the main Ferrari headquarters in Maranello, it was founded by architect and yacht designer Gianluca Tramonti to create unique and oftentimes one-off automotive art focused on the true icons of both the race track and the street. Unlike more common photographic prints or canvasses, Halmo…

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