Documentary: The Red Grifo – A Must-Watch Film

The Red Grifo Film

The Red Grifo is a remarkable 20 minute long documentary about the incredibly rare and much-loved Iso Grifo, an Italian sports GT car that first appeared in the 1960s. The Grifo is perhaps best known for its DNA, it was developed by Giotto Bizzarrini the godfather of the Ferrari 250 GTO, it was designed by…

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The Only One Ever Made – The 1968 Serenissima Ghia GT

Serenissima Ghia GT

The Serenissima Ghia GT is a one-off design penned by the great Tom Tjaarda, and conceived by Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata and Alejandro de Tomaso. The truth of the matter is that de Tomaso had just bought the storied Italian coachbuilder Ghia in 1967, and he wanted the Count to leverage the name of…

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Mazda RX-7 – The Twin-Turbo Rotary Powerhouse

Mazda RX-7

The Mazda RX-7 is an immensely popular Japanese sports car that’s entirely unique among its contemporaries due to one key fact – it was only ever offered with a rotary engine. Rotaries have fallen out of favor in more recent years due to tightening emissions regulations, the Wankel rotary needs a small amount of oil…

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The Fiat Dino Coupé – A Ferrari Homologation Special

Fiat Dino Coupé Front

The Fiat Dino coupé is the far more attainable sibling of the peerless Ferrari Dino, both cars shared the same engine and the same basic mission – to sell in high enough numbers to homologate the Ferrari-designed 2.0 litre V6 for Formula 2 racing. Fiat, Ferrari, Formula 2, and the Dino V6 In 1965 the…

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A Brief History of the Volvo Amazon – Everything You Need To Know

Volvo Amazon car station wagon

The story behind the design of the Volvo Amazon is quite complex and takes in influences from a number of sources. Volvo had recruited Jan Wilsgaard from the Handicraft Society School (which is nowadays called the HDK, School of Design and Crafts). The young Wilsgaard’s first design work for Volvo was a large V8 powered car called the Volvo Phillip made in 1950.

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