Thursday, April 02, 2009

1968 Bizzarrini Duca d'Aosta

One Strada owner’s passion for his car led to the ultimate street Bizzarrini. The Duke of Aosta was in his 20s and resided outside Florence, and the engineer remembers him buying a Strada that he used a lot.
In fact, he liked his Strada so much he approached me, wanting a car that was even more racy. I offered him [P538 003], but he was too tall and didn’t fit.’
And so was born the car you see here, the Duca D’Aosta, designed and built from scratch. Bizzarrini and his men made a P538 chassis and invited the Duke to Bizzarrini’s small factory in Livorno. They took his measurements and went to work making a new car to debut at 1968’s Turin Auto Show.
At around the same former Bertone and Ghia designer Giorgietto Giugiaro (who had just formed ItalDesign) expressed an interest to build a striking show car based on the P538 chassis.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Blastolene Brothers invent again!


Think the Reventon is impossible to buy?

Well, if 7 of the 20 made are for sale, all at the same place.. then no, they aren't impossible to buy, not when you face the prespective that you can have your choice of which of the 7 you'd like to take home.

that 7 of them have available for sale on the same site - and more, with goodwill! The car costs € 1,250,000 in the "table", zerinho, and is being sold for up to € 1,580,000!
http://74.125.91.132/translate_c?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http://autozine.com.br/supercarros/nao-existe-crise-para-quem-compra-uma-dessas&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://autozine.com.br/supercarros/nao-existe-crise-para-quem-compra-uma-dessas%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox%26rlz%3D1I7ADBR_en&usg=ALkJrhiD8d5wFGHgt7SRldcHpxUcJ8ov3g

For the untranslated version: http://autozine.com.br/supercarros/nao-existe-crise-para-quem-compra-uma-dessas

Learning never stops... what does the "SL" abrreviated for when refering to the Benz 300SL?

Super light
http://www.autoblog.hu/hirek/mercedes_300_sl__1._resz.html

Insight on how and why Honda has succeded, from leaning from it's failures

http://dreams.honda.com/# via: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/03/30/video-hondas-strategy-of-winning-through-failure/

For example, why haven't you ever seen an orange 1996 Civic?

A comparison of 33 different car companies sales losses. Who needs 33 brand name cars from 7 corporations?

Basically sales are down 30-45 percent in the automotive new car market.
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/04/01/by-the-numbers-march-2009-aint-no-joke-edition/

Ugliest car thread in progress

One amazing catalog of motorcycles up for auction

http://www.webbs.co.nz/3d-catalogue-motorcycle09.html
New Zealand’s auction house Webbs has a great collection of vintage motorbikes for auction, one was worked on by Burt Munro

Via http://www.automotto.org/entry/webbs-to-auction-a-range-of-vintage-bikes/

I recommend you find a speed shop, one with a dyno...

And an owner who digs Chevys, Fords, and Mopars (yeah, I still need to catch a shot of him in a Mopar... it'll happen)



Where the guys are happy




The prices are on the wall


The floor is full of Hi-Po parts









And you'll find old cool stuff



And new cool stuff


Proof of award winning recognition,


and racing

Where the service signs are hanging around ( I misplaced the Chevy sign photo)



And they specialize in something



















..... but work on everything


Big blocks of all varieties are found... 427 Chevs, 528 Hemis




























and they work on race cars, muscle cars, and off roaders too






video



video



Some new foriegn cars, and old American's





And new econo-boxes to old Bufords


Where safety goes in, before the parts break out... the driveshaft in the above photo, bottom left area... twisted itself in half... between the TWO driveshaft loops. And it made all the difference when that driveshaft let go and tried to relocate to the drivers area.



These photos are here cause I just dig the full drag race car


(Back to my story... ) and where things are coming together

like this 68 charger that is getting a viper heart transplant