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Way of the Wasp: Celebrating 70 Years of Vespa 

Enrico Piaggio, son of Piaggio founder Rinaldo Piaggio decided to address the problem with a new mode of transport: a cheap, reasonably zippy contraption much more suitable to everyday civilian life...
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Arachnophilia: The Fiat Spider, Then & Now

In 2017 Fiat plans to bring the Spider back to the U.S. after several decades absence in the form of the spiffy new 124.
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Get Shot: The One-Off Aston Lagonda Shooting Brake

Shooting brakes, the bespoke sports cars converted into the most gentlemanly of country house conveyances, have always held a special fascination for us. Aston Martin versions are the most famous...
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Hell for Leather: The Mercedes-Benz W196

When Mercedes-Benz showed up to the 1954 French Grand Prix with their new W196, the competition knew they were Holborned...What had them in a tizzy was the car’s new "Monza" streamlined closed-wheel aluminum body, and one look said Benz had already won.
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Ton Up, Visor Down

These days people toss about the term “café racer” without really knowing what it means or where it came from. Apart from being a genre of especially cool motorbike, it comes from a very specific time and place – the iconic Ace Café in North west London...
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Pop Goes the Bentley: the Legendary Sir Peter Blake Pimps a Ride

If you’re interested in art and design but have never heard of Sir Peter Blake, we can only attribute it to a faulty education. Blake is quite simply a living legend.
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Motos to Go: A Grand Prix Racer’s Collection

A super-cool collection of motorbikes belonging to Giuseppe Visenzi, former Italian Grand Prix motorcycle racer and founder of famed moto accessories company, GIVI, will be auctioned off at Bonhams...
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Virginia is for Speed Lovers: Brian Redman & the BMW “Batmobile”

The BMW Performance Driving School in partnership with BMW USA Classic is literally offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a few racing enthusiasts in Virginia...
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Stuck at Amelia Island: A Racing Legend & More at the Concours

The 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance just wrapped up in Florida with enough precious metal on show to rival Pebble Beach.