Alice’s Journey

Young Alice had a real passion for automobiles, so much so that her husband, John R. Ramsey, was persuaded to buy a car owned by Maxwell in 1908. Take any one of the many car brands which filled American streets in the early 1900s and add a normal housewife in her twenties from New York … More Alice’s Journey

Green and Forgotten: the future in the past – Mazzieri and Micron

Considering the project dates back about thirty years, it can certainly be said that it was ahead of its time and in some ways can be considered visionary, so much so that even today the concept of this car remains modern. In recent years, due to the known emissions scandals and the need to reduce … More Green and Forgotten: the future in the past – Mazzieri and Micron

The Mini from Desio

The continuous success of the A112 prompted Autobianchi to introduce constant updates during its 17 years of production, starting in 1973 with the second series, which differed from the previous one with rubber-coated bumpers on the new entry-level Elegant version, which took over from the previous E, in addition to the possibility of ordering the … More The Mini from Desio

Alec’s Mini

The resulting car was officially presented on August 26, 1959, introducing a way of conceiving the car which was completely different from other examples of the period, and the Mini was so modern that it remained the benchmark for ten years. The article I am about to offer you here is certainly a bit of … More Alec’s Mini

The Italian Lotus

The qualities which distinguished the Vallelunga were its lightness combined with good performance and excellent road-holding, earning it the nickname “The Italian Lotus”. One could write a book about the automotive adventures of Alejandro De Tomaso (1928 – 2003), full of ascents to success and ruinous falls: in fact, years have passed since the Modena … More The Italian Lotus

The French Scorpion

The mechanical base chosen for the new sports berlinetta was borrowed from the Simca 1000, with which it shared parts of the chassis, steering, suspension and gearbox suitably revised by Abarth engineers. Usually, when you think of Abarth, you automatically associate it with Fiat, given that under this combination cornerstones of the history of the … More The French Scorpion

Rancho: The crossover

The Rancho once again emphasised Matra’s innovative spirit; they knew how to make the car stand out and it was manageable and more compact than its “rivals”. We’ve already talked about Simca several times and in particular have focused on the 1100 model, a medium-sized car produced from 1967 to 1985, also as a commercial … More Rancho: The crossover