BMW Scrambler by Officine Rossopuro

BMW Scrambler

I’m not sure if I’m stuck in some kind of Baader-Meinhof loop, but I seem to be constantly discovering new BMW scramblers, and I could swear they’re constantly getting better. In fact the one you see here has quickly become my new favourite. Officine Rossopuro is an Italian custom motorcycle garage that many of you…

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1927 Isotta Fraschini 8A S Roadster

Isotta Fraschini

Isotta Fraschini is an automaker that’s largely unknown today, but back in their pre-Depression heyday they were globally recognised as a leader in the production of luxury automobiles – second only to Rolls-Royce in fame and reputation. The company started life in 1900 as a small Italian outfit that assembled and sold early Renault automobiles,…

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1982 Ferrari BB 512i

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The Ferrari BB 512i was to be the last of the popular BB 512 (Berlinetta Boxer) models, the little “i” added to the name was to indicate that it was now fuel injected – with a Bosch K-Jetronic CIS fuel injection unit that both improved throttle response and helped tidy up emissions. As with its…

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé is the lightweight version of the more common Giulia Sprint GT. The additional “A” in the name stands for “Alleggerita” – Italian for lightweight. The body panels were all shaped from aluminium instead of the steel used on the GT model, the body was then riveted to the…

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Great Circuits: Monza

Monza Grand Prix History

Great Circuits: Monza is a one hour documentary covering the history of one of the most infamous racing circuits in the world, it’s a fantastic look at the early history of the track and is essential viewing for anyone planning to watch the modern Italian Grand Prix at Monza this coming weekend. As a bit…

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Benelli 750 Sei

Benelli 750 Sei

The Benelli 750 Sei is one of the more interesting motorcycles developed during the 1970s – which is actually rather impressive considering just how many revolutionary bikes rolled out of factories in Japan and Europe during the decade. Alejandro de Tomaso bought Benelli in 1971 and immediately set to work creating a two-wheeled version of…

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The Original Driving Shoe

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The Original Driving Shoe was created in 1963, when the Italian government awarded the designer Gianni Mostile a patent for an an entirely new type of shoe – a slip on leather moccasin with rubber studs in the sole and continuing up the back of the heel. Almost every major shoe maker in the world now has their own…

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Spidi Ring Leather Jacket

Spidi Ring Leather Jacket

The new Spidi Ring Leather Jacket is a throwback to the styling that was predominant in the 1970s – Although reassuringly it’s built to modern safety specifications by the same company who builds much of the safety gear used by Moto GP racers. Each jacket is made from 1.1mm Buffalo leather and includes Multitech protectors…

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Lamborghini Countach LP400S Series I

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It isn’t commonly known that the first production Lamborghini Countach ever made was shipped to a customer all the way over in Australia, this slightly unusual bit of trivia would be the first in a long line of extraordinary facts surrounding what is commonly referred to as the first “modern” supercar. The LP400S Series I…

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