by the wonderful Italian band Calista Divine
you can download their EP/Album for free on the link above. What are you waiting for, again?
1912 painting by fantastic Futurist painter Luigi Rossolo entitled “Dinamismo di un’Automobile”. Futurist paintings are often just stunning, and this one is no exception!
Russolo was also famous for introducing sound experimentation into the Futurist art movement—-actually performing concerts in 1914 using boxes and sound sources—leading to arguably the first experimental ‘noise’ concert. Apparently their Milan show ended in fighting and a bit of a riot. World’s first punk show? Sounds like it.
what a weird film…ha! featuring a 1960 Alfa Spider and a 6C 1900…and a Moto Guzzi!
not sure of the official HP figures, but this Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport watch costs a lovely $259,000. Perfect for the Bugatti Super Sport owner in your life.
Saw this little thing in Soho yesterday, a 1.8 Twin Spark Alfa Romeo GTV Spider. Pretty lovely looking car…..and very rare to see in the US. There was a “for sale” sign laying inside the car, with a price of $15k. I’ve sent an email to the owner just out of curiousity to see what he says (i’m not really interested, however i am curious about the story!). If anyone reading this is interested in buying the car, lemme know and i’ll pass along whatever info i find!
one of the most evil, rare, influential, and fascinating supercars ever….the DeTomaso Mangusta (1966-1971)
401 Mangustas were built, about 200 of the european version, with 4 headlamps and Ford 289 Cu.In. engine, and the rest are USA version, with 2 “pop up” headlamps and less powerful Ford 302 engines. One car was built with Chevrolet engine. There are reported to be fewer than 120 left in existence, according to the 2 available registry databases.
more information on the Mangusta: http://www.mangustainternational.com/home.php
the original Lancia Fulvia is a total legend……and adding to the legend is this rare, but fascinating rebodied Fulvia redone by Zagato and sold in Limited Edition. A couple of years ago, i had a chance to by an unrestored one of these, but passed it up just due to the huge amount of cash it would have costed to get it back to shape. One day though, when i have enough loot to swing around, i want a Fulvia HF and a Fulvia Sport Zagato in my garage…….together!
taken from the Ultimate Car Page:
“In April 1965 the first prototype was ready and it was Elio Zagato himself who conducted the road tests. Before the end of the year the production of the Fulvia Sport 1.3 Zagato was started. As can be seen in the second picture, the rear hatch could be opened slightly electrically to improve ventilation while driving. The first production were powered by a 1.2 litre V4 engines, pumping out a decent 80 bhp. In 1967 the displacement was increased to 1.3 litres. This larger engine was available in two states of tune, 87 bhp for the Sport 1.3 and 93 bhp for the Sport 1.3S. In 1970 the Fulvia Sport was slightly restyled and a 115 bhp 1.6 litre engine was added to the line-up.”
Here are some of my favourite Fulvia Sport Zagato photographs:
(CLICK TO ENLARGE THE FOTOS)
The Foto of The Day Lancia Fulvia reminded me of this lost 2003 Lancia Fulvia concept car…..it was a stunning concept, heavily derived from the original design, but modern in its interpretation. I never understood why FIAT destroyed the Lancia name, instead of bringing cars like this Fulvia to production. My friend Jim Hall has tried to explain this numerous times, but I will never understand…..
COME TO YOUR SENSES FIAT & Lancia!! MAKE IT!
Lamborghini Espada interior.
Ahhhhh, if I only had the $$$—-i’d be ALL OVER THIS! A beautiful example of a 1973 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S and what the owner is calling the “Monte Carlo Edition”.
Check out the auction for more pictures and information
Very cool stuff. Check it out…this engine is from an S3 Espada, has been removed and fully modernized!
By far one of my favourite Alfa Romeos, the Montreal was almost like a ‘mini-Miura” in many ways. Inside this small-ish shell, it had a big heavy V8 nested away. Some people said it was too soft, and too sloppy to be a real sports car….but i don’t think it matters. It was like an italian muscle car…..with a brilliant soundtrack to boot!
The most famous italian car driven with american balls was the DeTomaso Pantera (imo), however this must be one of the most beautiful; the Iso Grifo. Produced between 1963 and 1974, and under the beautiful shell lies a heart of pure american muscle. Corvette V8s ranging from 300 to 350hp. This is as beautiful as any Maserati or Ferrari of the 60s or 70s, in my opinion—and was fast as hell as well. In the 70s, the top speed of this badass was documented as 171 mph.
They’re rare as hell now, and are starting to fetch more and more money…but that won’t stop me from posting a few choice photos of the car i’m talking about now will it!
Y’know that car in the IEDEI banner up at the top of this blog? That’s what this car is. I almost NEVER see this on auction OR on sale in the USA…..and this one has a buy-it-now of $50,000. What a gorgeous car. This is the car Nuvolari used to drive around in when he wasn’t racing……
Anyone got a spare $50,000 lying around?