Tag Archives: italy

B20 GT.

Would there be any better way to take one’s ferociously cool Lancia Aurelia B20 GT coupe to get restored, than to take a road trip to Italy to get it sorted out?  Well maybe—-it would be to be driving with a B24 Spyder alongside I suppose!

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video of the day. Fulvia orgy.

I have tried for many years to shake my desires to want a Lancia Fulvia—-but nothing works.  It still creeps up in my head all of the time.

This video doesn’t help my lust for one. Wow.

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ad of the day. Fulvia Zagato.

i love this car, and i love this ad! Vintage Lancia! 

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Porsche 908 at Targa Florio.

There’s something about those gulf colours and orange arrows that gets me going big time…

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Ferrari who?

the absolutely remarkable Lamborghini Aventador.

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foto of the day: Fulvia in the bushes…

Well this is a depressing photo in many ways; one of my ultimate dream cars— the Lancia Fulvia left for dead…..

photo by John Soqquadro

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video: Alpine A310 mountain drive

IEDEI blog LOVES Alpine-Renaults, and the A110 and A310 especially.  Here’s a fantastic film of a bloke just driving his A310 through some great roads….

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Balla: Speed Of The Automobile

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I’ve long been an admirer of Futurist art —it was truly punk ahead of its time.  It offended many, was overstated, full of creativity, offensive, but in many ways gorgeous in its honesty, boldness, and artistic integrity.

Balla had originally written the founding manifestos of the Futurist Movement, in which #4 out of 10 was:

“We declare that the splendor of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing automobile with its bonnet adorned with great tubes like serpents with explosive breath … a roaring motor car which seems to run on machine-gun fire, is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace”

an inspiring piece of writing for the 1920s i gotta say….accompanied by this tangential, interesting, and cryptically simple piece of art entitled “The Speed Of The Automobile” (translated into english…)

For more information about Futurism, and the rest of the 10 initial manifestos, visit:

http://cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/T4PM/futurist-manifesto.html

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