Deus Ex Machina MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR

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The MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR is a triple cylinder naked bike with 140hp and a kerb weight of 168 kilograms. As you can tell by those figures, it’s anything but a boring commuter. So when Woolie of the Deus Emporium of Postmodern Activities in Venice, California was commissioned by MV Agusta to build a…

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The-Marvel-Ous by Ludwig

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Meet Riccardo Casarini The-Marvel-Ous is the work of Riccardo Casarini, an Italian motorcycle builder who grew up in a family of classic car restorers in the town of Voghera in Northern Italy. He grew up having adventures on bicycles as many of us did, developing a love of two wheeled machines in the process. After high…

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The Only Iso Grifo 90 Ever Made

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A Brief History of the Iso Grifo 90 The Iso Grifo 90 was built as a life-size wooden model designed by Marcello Gandini in the early 1990s, it was commissioned by Piero Rivolta, who believed the time was right to bring the Iso marque back from the grave. Rivolta commissioned Dallara to develop the chassis and…

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1977 MV Agusta 850SS

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The MV Agusta 850SS was the last, the largest, and the fastest of the MV Agusta 4-cylinder road machines from the 1970s. In fact it was one of the fastest production road-going motorcycle in the world in 1977 with a top speed of 150+mph and between 85 and 95 hp on tap, depending on who…

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1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

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Though the Dino wasn’t originally badged or sold as a Ferrari it retains a very special place in the annals of the Italian company’s history, because it was a project launched by a father in memory of his son.

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Dainese HF D1 Perforated Leather Jacket

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The Dainese HF D1 Perforated Leather Jacket is a reissue of one of the Italian brand’s early designs from the 1970s – though the new version uses all modern materials including body armor to ensure it’s far safer than its godfather. Each jacket is made from vat dyed refined full grain perforated cowhide leather, with…

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1966 Iso Grifo GL Series I

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Though the Chevrolet Corvette is a thoroughly American car, it was always intended as an answer to the sports cars being built on the other side of the Atlantic. Although they were never sold in Europe in large numbers, they were influenced by European sports car design, and as the years progressed that influenced moved…

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Ex-David Gilmour / Pink Floyd Ferrari F40

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In July 1988 Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason arrived at Ferrari’s Fiorano test track to take possession of their matching Ferrari F40s. They were in Modena as part of Pink Floyd’s “Momentary Lapse of Reason” tour, although there’s no word on whether the tour name had anything to do with the four-wheeled purchases of…

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1973 Iso Grifo Series II

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A Brief History of the Iso Grifo The Iso Grifo was developed by a dream team of Italians in the 1960s, the body design was penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the engineering was done by Giotto Bizzarrini, and the whole thing was overseen by Iso chief executive Renzo Rivolta. Bizzarrini is famous for his development work on…

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1992 Ferrari F40

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The Ferrari F40 is considered by some to be the first supercar, but those who have driven one will tell you it’s probably better described as being the last of the first supercars. The F40 would be the final Ferrari personally approved by Enzo Ferrari, and although it was intended to compete with the thoroughly…

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1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT

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A Short History of the Dino Purists are always quick to point out that this car didn’t actually wear a Ferrari badge – it wore Dino badging front and back at the direction of Enzo Ferrari himself, who didn’t want to dilute his already legendary brand with a smaller-engined, less expensive model. The Dino had…

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