1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

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The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona was released in 1968 as an answer to the ground-breaking Lamborghini Miura, which had been released to huge public acclaim two years earlier in 1966. The story of how Lamborghini came to make cars instead of sticking with tractor production is the thing of legend – Ferruccio Lamborghini had been…

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Dainese Street Darker Gore-Tex Motorcycle Shoes

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The new Dainese Street Darker Gore-Tex Motorcycle Shoes have been developed by the Italian company to look just like regular streetwear, cleverly hiding both a Gore-Tex breathable waterproof membrane and enough protection to earn it CE – Cat. II – 89/686/EEC certification. Each Dainese Street Darker boot has rigid inserts on ankles as well as…

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An All-New Bimota HB1

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The Bimota HB1 was the first bike to ever wear the now-legendary Bimota badge on its tank, and it came about by accident. And I mean that literally. Massimo Tamburini crashed his Honda CB750 in September 1972 at the Misano racetrack – the accident left him with three broken ribs and plenty of time to…

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Ducati 900 Darmah Custom Racer

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The original Ducati 860 GT was released in 1974 with controversially “square” styling by renowned car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, the new model replaced the more rounded Ducati 750 GT, with a series of exterior and interior engine modification by engineer Fabio Taglioni. The Ducati 900 SD “Darmah” was introduced in 1977 to address some of…

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1974 MV Agusta 750S

MV Agusta 750S

The engine used in the MV Agusta 750S was originally placed in the MV Agusta 600 in 1966 – making it one of the first road-going motorcycles to mount an inline-4 transversely across the frame. It’s unlikely the Italians had any idea how common this engine arrangement would become, particularly once it was adopted by Honda…

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Barn Find: 1967 Iso Grifo

Iso Grifo Car

The Iso Grifo is a great example of what happens when Europeans install American V8s into sports cars. The vehicles that typically emerge from these alliances are extraordinary, with stunning styling, world class handling, and a mighty V8 burbling just under the surface. The Grifo was built by Iso Autoveicoli from 1963 till 1974, the two…

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1972 Lamborghini Jarama GT

Lamborghini Jarama

The Lamborghini Jarama is possibly the least well-known of all the models produced by the Italian marque since it started automobile production in 1964. This is most likely because it was overshadowed by the Miura, then by the Countach – the Jarama was a far less boldly styled motor car, with the engine in the…

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Vibrazioni Ducati Scrambler

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Vibrazioni Art Design is an Italian company that creates some of the most remarkable motorcycles and furniture you’ll find anywhere – and they do it largely by reusing old oil barrels and other industrial waste. We’ve featured their two-wheeled creations before and they never fail to garner a huge amount of attention, they also seem to…

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Ton-Up Garage Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000

Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000

The Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 was introduced in 1984 as the successor to the original Le Mans 850, the new bike had its capacity upgraded to 949cc, it was fitted with bigger 40mm Dell’Orto carburettors, and it borrowed the B10 camshaft from the Moto Guzzi production race bike. The primary selling point of the…

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