E-Talian

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Exploring Italy's industrial and manufacturing heritage.



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Aaaaand so it begins. 2017 that is. Let's kick it off with a sports theme. Every once in a while I like to         go outside the mandate of this blog. The great cyclist Gino Bartoli's remarkable story is worth it.

Buon Anno

on Dec 31, 2016

And so we say good-bye to 2016 and salute 2017.Be well, play and drive safe e cent'anni!

How's this for a story.1927 was the year the Mille Miglia race began its ascent into legendary status. A competition it helped to make iconic brands like Alfa Romeo and Porsche. For more on the Mille Miglia - which was reborn in 1977 after a 20 year...

Hey, for what it's worth, belated Merry Christmas/Buon Natale.Check this baby out. I have no idea what's being said but it's a cool video:It's the Italian designed 'microcar' Iso Isetta. It went on to be licensed in a number of different countri...

The last time I mentioned Gruppo Bertone it was in 2010 and the company was still operating. In fact, it designed the 2013 Aston-Martin Rapide.Unfortunately, one of the most famous and iconic of names in automotive design filed for bankruptcy in 2014...

The Cisitalia 202's role in spawning an American icon: Corvette."...What it was all about, of course, was a two-seater convertible sports car. Working from Earl’s rough outline, McLean and Bohnstedt came up with a design for the car’s body that a...

Nice quick overview of Italian genius that has put it at the scientific, engineering, artistic and technological forefront of Western and world history.Italians have generally had their hands in the 'cookie jar of history'.In addition, to its visible...