Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale

In 1965 Autodelta, the motorsport division of Alfa Romeo, developed a high-performance version of the regular road-going Alfa Romeo Giulia GT. They called it the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA – with that additional “A” standing for “Alleggerita”, the Italian world for light weight. Rather than just bolting on better brakes and some new springs, they…

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Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

The Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV was the final version in the popular Alfa Romeo 105/115 series – the common body used was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone and today it’s remembered as one of the most enduring designs from Alfa during the period. Alfa built the 2000 GTV, otherwise known at the 2000 Grand…

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1971 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

Carrozzeria Automobile Intermeccanica, typically just referred to as Intermeccanica, was founded in Turin, Italy in 1959. Despite its thoroughly Italian sounding name, Intermeccanica was actually the brain child of Frank and Paula Reisner – a Canadian couple with a deep love of sports cars. Frank was a former racing driver who had been involved with…

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Gilera Saturno

The Gilera Saturno was designed in the late 1930s and first shown to the public in 1940, just as the dark clouds of WWII descended over the continent. Due to the war effort the first real production models were introduced in 1946 but by then the ability of the Saturno as a race bike was…

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Spidi Tank Motorcycle Jacket

The new Tank motorcycle jacket by Spidi is a modern take on the classic ’70s era leather jacket, specifically those designed for use in cold weather. The soft, elasticised cuffs and waistband help keep the cold air out and warm air in, it also has a removable felt liner and the collar can be flicked…

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Maserati Sebring

The Maserati Sebring was developed to compete with the iconic Ferrari 250 series as the Italian GT car of choice for the automobile cognoscenti of Europe and the United States. The Sebring was first shown to the public in 1962, and it was essentially the replacement for the 3500 GT series that was built from…

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Bimota 860

Bimota is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer that specialises in engineering world class frames and suspension – usually using a Japanese or Italian motorcycle engine and transmission. The company was founded in 1973 by Valerio Bianchi, Giuseppe Morri, and Massimo Tamburini. The three men decided to join all of their names together to create a portmanteau…

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1952 Cunningham C3

The Cunningham C3 was to be the only non-racing car ever built by Briggs Cunningham and his team, and it only came about due to a last minute rule change to enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953. This new rule called for all entered cars to have a production run of at…

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Iso Rivolta IR 300

At the 1962 Torino Auto Show the Iso Rivolta IR 300 was first introduced, and an entirely new chapter in the history of Iso began. Before ’62 the company had been better known for their petite bubble cars and scooters, but in the first couple of years of the 1960s Renzo Rivalta and Giotto Bizzarrini…

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MV Agusta 750S America

The MV Agusta 750S America is a motorcycle that was built to fulfill a request from Chris Garville and Jim Cotherman of Commerce Overseas Corporation – the primary US importer of MV Augusta motorcycles in the 1970s. Garville and Cotherman believed that there was a gap high in the market for an expensive and highly capable…

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Ducati 900 S2

The Ducati 900 S2 was released in 1982 as a direct replacement for the Ducati 900 SS, this was to be a difficult assignment for the new S2 as many consider the 900 SS to be one of the finest L-twins ever built by Ducati, which meant the S2 had a tough act to follow….

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