1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33:2

The 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 ‘Daytona’ is one of the more iconic of the late-60s endurance racers, it was built to compete at events like Le Mans in the 2 litre class – a strategic play that kept the car in the class just below the dominant Porsche 907. The chassis pictured here was…

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Formula One Speaker Dock

Formula One iPhone Speaker Dock

The Formula One Speaker Dock you see above is made from an actual retired right manifold pulled off one of the previous generation V8 F1 cars, customers are given a choice between a Cosworth DFV, a 2006 Renault RS26 or a 2007 Ferrari 056. I’m not particularly well-versed in the trickery and magic of high-end hifi…

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1958 Riva Tritone “Via”

Riva Boat

The Tritone is a mahogany runabout that first entered production in 1950 by Riva, a company that had been founded 104 years earlier in 1846. The Tritone would represent the new top of the line for the company’s models and each would be built to customer specification, with each customer invariably being royalty, celebrity or…

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1969 De Tomaso Mangusta

De Tomaso Mangusta 8

The De Tomaso Mangusta is said to have been named “Mangusta” (meaning “Mongoose”) after a deal fell through with Carroll Shelby to build the next generation Shelby Cobra under the De Tomaso roof in Italy. The mongoose is the only animal that eats cobras in the wild, they’re known as fearless and agile animals with…

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Paton S1 Strada

Paton moto motorcycle

The new S1 Strada by Paton is a motorcycle that exudes classic ’60s retro-charm, belying it’s advanced engineering and soon to be tested Isle of Man TT capabilities. Paton was originally founded in 1957 by Giuseppe Pattoni who was the chief mechanic at FB Mondial GP until the team folded, Pattoni set out on his…

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Moto Guzzi Custom by Urban Motor

custom moto guzzi motorcycle

  The Moto Guzzi California was originally co-designed by Moto Guzzi and the Los Angeles Police Department Traffic Division to be the department’s new standard-issue motorcycle, it had to have a 1/4 mile time of 16 seconds or less, a left-foot gearshift (not standard at the time) and a bulletproof windshield. By the mid-70s many…

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Ducati Museum Walkthrough – Google Maps

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If you’ve ever wanted to take a leisurely stroll through the Museo Ducati but have been limited by funds, geography, free time or all of the above, I’m here to tell you that thanks to the magic that is Google Maps, you can now wander through the Museum without expending any more calories than it…

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Darknight Jacket by Spidi

spidi motorcycle jackets

  The Darknight Jacket by Spidi is a new release by the Italian company designed to appeal to riders who want modern protection in a jacket that’ll look at home on any motorcycle made from 1960 onwards. Each of the jackets is made from resilient 1.1mm Italian cowhide and comes pre-fitted with EN 1621-1 certified Forcetech…

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Iso Grifo 7 Liter

Iso Grifo 7

  This 1974 Iso Grifo 7 Liter is a bit of a celebrity in the world of Iso Rivolta, it’s officially the last one produced before the factory shut down in 1974 however its construction was never technically finished. The chassis and parts were bought by Ennezeta, a fabrication firm created by former Iso Rivolata…

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Ipothesys by Filippo Barbacane

Moto Guzzi Griso Custom 13

  The motorcycle you see here is called “Ipothesys”, it’s officially labelled “Prototypo 1″ and it’s the first in a limited edition of bikes that will be produced by renowned custom motorcycle builder Filippo Barbacane of Officine Rossopuro. Ipothesys is directly based on the frame and engine of the Moto Guzzi Griso, a 1200cc V-Twin that Moto…

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Persol #649

Persol 649 sunglasses original

  Persol #649 sunglasses have been continually handmade in Italy since 1957, they were originally designed for Turin tram-drivers but quickly caught on and by the time Marcello Mastroianni wore them in the film “Divorce, Italian Style” the design had become a pop culture icon in its own right. Persol still makes the 649 to…

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