Lamborghini Miura P400 S

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The story of the founding of Lamborghini is almost as famous as the cars produced by the exotic Italian automaker. A significantly condensed version would go something like this: Ferruccio Lamborghini was an extraordinarily wealthy Italian businessman who had made his fortune building tractors from surplus military parts in the years after WWII. He had a…

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Spidi Fandango Motorcycle Jacket

Spidi Fandango Motorcycle Jacket

The Spidi Fandango motorcycle jacket is a new release from the Italian gear manufacturer born of a collaboration between them and iconic French magazine Cafe Racer. They co-developed the jacket to have heritage styling combined with the very best of modern safety technologies – resulting in a best-of-both-worlds design that wouldn’t look a whisker out…

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Lancia Stratos

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The Lancia Stratos, or more correctly, the Lancia Stratos HF (HF standing for High Fidelity) is a car developed by Italian design house Bertone for their fellow Italians over at Lancia. It was to be the first car developed from scratch for the World Rally Championship – specifically for the hotly contested Group 4 class, which…

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Ferrari 212 Export

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The Ferrari 212 Export was the successor to the hugely successful Ferrari 166, it went on to become an outright winner in many of the era’s great races and helped cement the legend of the still-new automaker. Ferrari offered the 212 in two major variants, the 212 Export which was specifically for racing, and the…

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Triumph Scrambler by Anvil Motociclette

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The Triumph Scrambler was released in 2006, it’s since gone on to revive a genre of motorcycles that had been largely forgotten and become so popular that other motorcycle manufacturers are now clamouring to enter the space with retro dual sport bikes of their own. Although scramblers were originally dedicated off-road motorcycles designed for racing,…

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Ferrari 400 Superamerica

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The Ferrari 400 Superamerica was the luxurious follow-on model from the 410 Superamerica, as is often the case with Ferrari the 400 and 410 designations referenced swept capacity – the 410 used the 5 litre (~410cc per cylinder) “long-block” Lampredi-designed V12 and the 400 used the newer and more advanced Colombo-designed SOHC 4.0 litre V12. Interestingly,…

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Dainese Freeman Motorcycle Gloves

Dainese Freeman Motorcycle Gloves

The Freeman Motorcycle Glove is a new release from Dainese, the venerable Italian motorcycle gear company that produces protective wear for riders at the MotoGP level on down. They were designed for casual riding so there’s no armour, they’re made from hard-wearing goat leather and the cuffs are lined with white fur that can be folded open…

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Maserati 200SI

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Maserati’s 200SI was a car developed with very large shoes to fill, it was to be the replacement for the popular and successful A6GC6, it would be driven by some of motor sport’s biggest names – including Carroll Shelby and Stirling Moss. Moss took 1st place at the 1956 Trofeo Supercortemaggiore in an evolved version…

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Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

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Intermeccanica (or more correctly, Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica) is an automobile company with an extraordinary history – it was founded by the American couple Frank and Paula Reisner, who moved to Torino in Italy to pursue their dream of building beautiful, high-performance sports cars. Frank and Paula started out in 1959 building performance parts for European…

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Ferrari BB 512

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Ferrari produced the Berlinetta Boxer series between 1973 and 1984, they were all powered by mid-mounted flat-12 engines and many of the styling cues introduced on the BB series can still be seen in Ferrari’s current model range. The Ferrari BB 512 was the middle child in the series, it was also the most powerful…

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