The Twincharged 1985 Lancia Delta S4 “Stradale”

Lancia Delta S4 Stradale 450x330 - The Twincharged 1985 Lancia Delta S4 "Stradale"

The Lancia Delta S4 is a car designed to race in the most compelling, and dangerous, form of rallying ever devised – Group B. Both supercharging and turbocharging were used on the Delta S4, a system commonly referred to as twincharging, and in full race trim the 890 kilogram car was capable of over 500…

Read More

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Pinin Farina Series II

Ferrari 250 GT 450x330 - 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Pinin Farina Series II

The Ferrari 250 series was built from 1953 till 1964, they included some of the most iconic cars of all time as well as the most expensive car sold at auction (to date), the Ferrari 250 GTO. The Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Series II As with most of the Ferrari 250s, the 250 GT Series…

Read More

Officine Rossopuro Moto Guzzi T3 California

Moto Guzzi California T3 5 450x330 - Officine Rossopuro Moto Guzzi T3 California

A very brief history of Officine Rossopuro Filippo Barbacane started Officine Rossopuro in 1998 as a small shop that sold custom motorcycles, as well as parts and apparel. Based out of Abruzzo in the mountainous region of East-Central Italy, the little shop quickly made a name for itself in Italy and around Europe, and today…

Read More

Ducati 900SS

Ducati 900SS 450x330 - Ducati 900SS

The first generation Ducati 900SS was the successor to the bike that saved Ducati from oblivion in April of 1972 when Paul Smart won the Imola 200 aboard a 750cc Super Sport prototype, with fellow Ducati rider Bruno Spaggiari finishing second. Ducati in the 1970s The early 1970s were an exceedingly challenging time for European motorcycle…

Read More

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

alfa romeo giulia 1 450x330 - 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA was the out-and-out race version of the Giulia Sprint GT road car – just 500 GTAs were built for homologation and today they’re highly sought after by collectors and vintage racers. The Story of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA The “A” added at the tail end of the…

Read More

Vespa SS90

Vespa SS90 3 450x330 - Vespa SS90

The Vespa SS90 is much sought after by collectors due to its extreme rarity, just over 5000 were made between 1965 and 1971, and most of these have been lost to the ravages of rust, time, and overly ambitious riders. Vespa is Italian for “wasp”, a well-chosen name for a company that started out making buzzy…

Read More

Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

Intermeccanica Italia Spyder 450x330 - Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

The Intermeccanica Italia Spyder is an Italian/Canadian/American sports car with a fascinating albeit complex history. Just 400 or so were built between 1966 and 1972, and surviving examples have been skyrocketing in price due to their rarity, good looks, and inexpensive maintenance costs (thanks to their American drivetrains). The Story of Intermeccanica Intermeccanica was founded by…

Read More

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione Conversion

ferrari 365 gtb4 daytona 1 450x330 - Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione Conversion

The 365 GTB/4 Daytona is a car built by the Italians at Ferrari to win back the “World’s Fastest Car” crown from the Italians at Lamborghini. It was never intended to be known as the Daytona, rumour has it that Enzo Ferrari hated the name, but after the marque’s decisive 1-2-3 finish at the February 1967 24…

Read More

Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Ferrari 166 MM 16 450x330 - Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

The Ferrari 166 MM was to be the first Ferrari that would ever win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – taking outright victory in 1949. It was a busy year for Ferrari, and before it drew to a close the 166 MM had also taken victories at both the Mille Miglia and the…

Read More

A Brief History of the Moto Guzzi Le Mans

Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 450x330 - A Brief History of the Moto Guzzi Le Mans

Introduction The Moto Guzzi Le Mans began life on the race track back in 1971 when Dutchman Jan Kampen decided to build a racing Moto Guzzi for the Zandvoort six-hour race. Kampen’s bike had the Moto Guzzi V-twin engine’s capacity increased to 810cc. As Kampen and Moto Guzzi engineer Lino Tonti were in regular communication…

Read More

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB

ferrari 250gt swb 1 450x330 - 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB

The Ferrari 250 GT SWB was unveiled in 1959 at the Paris Motor Show to a stunned audience. In the years since its release it’s been described as one of the most beautiful cars ever made, but perhaps more importantly it’s remembered for its staggering prowess on the race track. Building a car that can…

Read More

1963 Ferrari 250 GTE

Ferrari 250 GTE 450x330 - 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE

The Ferrari 250 GTE was the first 4-seat Ferrari produced in significant numbers, the story goes that Enzo Ferrari wanted a personal car that could accommodate himself, his driver, his wife, and their beloved dog. The world first laid eyes on the 250 GTE at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans where it was…

Read More