It's been a while since we posted pics of an interesting concept from the past. But Alfa's Scighera is a fine example of a piece of imagineering from the 1990s that is up there with some of the most outrageous "
Alfa's 155 V6 TI is a racing car that Alfa Corse raced in European touring car racing from from 1993 to 1996.
As you can see it's like the street-going 155 but just phatter, lower and generally more evil-looking.
The 155 has always been a "
"BATTISTA ‘PININ’ FARINA founded his company in May 1930. It was launched as a specialist coachbuilder for private customers and small production runs. Right from the start the company undertook commissions from major Italian manufacturers, and at the Paris motor show "
This wickedly appealing design study of course, became the successful Alfa Romeo GTV ( the only Alfa we at Influx towers have ever owned). It was designed by Alfa Romeo's in-house pensman Walter de Silva.
It was first shown at the "
If you're even vaguely interested in car culture, you must have realised by now that Alfa Romeo has recently celebrated its Centenary. There's already been an acreage of coverage of stuff about the great marque, whose fortunes of late have "
"People just like 500s. We drove down to Italy for the 500's anniversary _ everyone was smiling and waving"
What is it that makes Italian cars so special? Liz Seabrook asked the question at the Italian Car Picnic at Honnington Gardens.
Not sure how we missed it at the time, but back in April at the exceedingly posh Villa D'Este car show, an incredible one-off special was announced that celebrated Alfa's 100th year.
Just as well we didn't spot it at "
"A friend said it looked like General De Gaulle’s nose on wheels, and certainly the Citroen DS23 EFi I briefly owned had a Gallic beakiness.
Film lovers might remember The Day of the Jackal, starring Edward Fox as a "
"Motoring brands don’t come much bigger than Harley-Davidson. In fact, brands in general don’t come much bigger than Harley-Davidson. It’s a name that transcends industries, cultures and the seven continents.
And probably Mars when we colonise it.
"When you think of famous Premier League footballers and their treasure trove of fast and rare cars you don’t tend to think the vehicles they cherish the most might actually be… erm, the humble minivan.
But that’s the "
"Since April 17th 1964 the Ford Mustang has been influencing people by its iconic design, prestige and luxury. With projected sales of less than 100,000 units in the first year, Ford was quickly inundated, surpassing a million units within 18 months of launch. "