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A world of magnificent yet painfully orphaned books image

07/05/2020

A world of magnificent yet painfully orphaned books

Giorgio Nada, an expert and publisher of motoring and motorsport books, has passed away at the age of 77.
American Spirit: 1937 Studebaker J5 Coupe Express image

07/05/2020

American Spirit: 1937 Studebaker J5 Coupe Express

The Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company was founded in 1852 in Indiana and entered the automotive market in 1902. In 1937, it produced the J5 Coupe Express pickup truck designed by Raymond Loewy and finished by artist Helen Dryden.
Online auctions: the evolution of the species. image

06/05/2020

Online auctions: the evolution of the species.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced auction houses to cancel physical sales and instead switch to online auctions. H&H, which already had an online sales program, was the first to begin, followed by RM Sotheby's, Bonhams, and CCA. Other auction houses such as Barrett-Jackson, Silverstone, and Brightwells are also preparing for their first online auctions. Although it remains to be seen how successful these auctions will be, many auction houses are adapting to the times to show their ability to survive.
Red espionage image

05/05/2020

Red espionage

Former Ferrari technician Nigel Stepney was sentenced to 20 months in prison and barred from Formula 1 after being found guilty of providing confidential information to McLaren during the 2007 season.
1921. Paul Jaray and his airships on four wheels image

04/05/2020

1921. Paul Jaray and his airships on four wheels

Paul Jaray was an engineer who applied his expertise in aerodynamics to cars after the end of World War I. He developed a set of design principles called the "Jaray code" to make cars more aerodynamic.
The legends of Group B on the wave of "Reaganesque optimism" image

03/05/2020

The legends of Group B on the wave of "Reaganesque optimism"

Group B was a legendary class in motorsport in the 1980s, with few design constraints and cars capable of producing up to 600hp. However, the lack of safety led to its cancellation after serious accidents.
Enzos talent image

02/05/2020

Enzos talent

Artist and designer Enzo Naso has created an oil on canvas titled "MO-Prova," featuring 11 different car models, with only one repeated. The painting includes models from Ferrari, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, and Maserati.
The Honda NSX image

01/05/2020

The Honda NSX

The Honda NSX was designed to be a rival to the Ferrari 348, and Pininfarina created a concept car for Honda in 1984 called the HP-X. However, the NSX that was ultimately marketed was conceived in Japan and lacked originality in design.
Dodge Viper. The Pride of the Stars and Stripes image

29/04/2020

Dodge Viper. The Pride of the Stars and Stripes

The Dodge Viper, introduced in 1992, was a powerful sports car designed to send a message of "American pride" and had nothing to do with the monotony of mass production.
Corona? Lamborghini teaches image

28/04/2020

Corona? Lamborghini teaches

Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini celebrates the 104th birthday of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini. Stefano Domenicali, Chairman of Lamborghini, shared that Ferruccio taught the company never to give up.

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