Discovering an icon – the Italian Job Miura and its creator.

In 1975, as a 12- year old boy who was crazy about cars, two separate events occurred that stamped the name of Lamborghini indelibly on my consciousness. One was hearing for the first time one of their glorious V-12 engines (in this case in an Espada which I would later own, but that’s another story) drive past the family home, and secondly having my first viewing of the movie “The Italian Job”. The opening scene, with the orange Lamborghini Miura driving through the Alps, signified how far from normal life for most people (myself included) this car was. Continue reading “Discovering an icon – the Italian Job Miura and its creator.”

Lamborghini – crossing the Rubicon

Ferruccio Lamborghini, and what he started, have sometimes come in for criticism over the years, either through simple jealousy (how dare he threaten the establishment), or because his cars were seen as too self-indulgent. The cars his purpose- built factory at Sant’ Agata gave the world were not perfect, far from it, but I do believe what he and his brilliant young team (Paulo Stanzani, Gian Paolo Dallara and Bob Wallace) achieved can easily be underestimated. Continue reading “Lamborghini – crossing the Rubicon”

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