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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Luciano Rupolo – A Short Film

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  This 20 minute film is a glimpse into the life and times of Italian car collector and lifelong mechanic, Luciano Rupolo. It’s a wonderful piece of filmmaking, the director kept the focus purely on the man and the machines with no filler, narration or flashy graphics. Luciano takes pleasure in relaying the stories of…

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Lamborghini Miura P400 SV

Lamborghini Miura

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of the Lamborghini Miura, it’s the car that’s widely regarded as the godfather of the mid-engined, two-seater, high-performance sports car – a formula that even 40+ years later is still the fundamental layout of almost all supercars. Originally conceived as a Skunkworks project amongst Lamborghini’s top engineers, the Miura almost never…

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Spidi Worker Wax Motorcycle Jacket

Spidi Worker Wax Motorcycle Jacket 3

The new-for-2014 Spidi Worker Wax Motorcycle Jacket is an interesting meld of very old and very new technologies designed to solve the same problem that people have been facing since the dawn of the garment creation business – how to you waterproof material while ensuring it’s still breathable? Waxed cotton/canvas has been used for hundreds…

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Ferrari 365 GTB/4

Ferrari 365 GTB 3_Fotor

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 is still better known by its unofficial name, the Ferrari Daytona. This nickname was applied by motoring journalists after Ferrari’s 1-2-3 finish in the February 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, despite the popularity of the name it was never officially adopted by Ferrari, which is considered a bit of a PR…

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1950 Moto Guzzi Falcone

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    This beautiful 1950 Moto Guzzi Falcone is a great look back at the kind of motorcycles that were produced by the Italian company before they released their first V-Twin in 1968 – the Moto Guzzi V7. Between 1921 and 1968 Moto Guzzi was famous for their flat, single-cylinder engines that were known for their reliability,…

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1984 Lamborghini Jalpa

1984 Lamborghini Jalpa 1

The Lamborghini Jalpa is one of the early predecessors of the Gallardo (and now Hurácan), it’s the car produced by Lamborghini at a price and performance point below the top dog, which in the time of the Jalpa was the Countach and is now the Aventador. The Jalpa was the close descendant of the Lamborghini Silhouette,…

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Ducati TT1

Ducati TT1

The Ducati TT1 and it’s street-legal progeny, the Ducati 750 F1, have now gone on to become some of the most desirable and collectible models from Ducati’s back catalogue – largely due to their rarity and face-melting performance capabilities. The TT1 was the 748cc race bike based on the hugely successful TT2, a 600cc motorcycle…

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Ferrari F40

1990 Ferrari F40

The Ferrari F40 is a car that lived on posters in millions of boy’s bedrooms throughout the 1990s, it was and still is considered by many too be the greatest supercar of all time.  Originally released in 1987, its only real competitors were the Porsche 959 and the Lamborghini Countach although neither of these could…

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