It was a Bertone Kind of Day

The name Bertone has a certain familiar ring to it in the car design world, with a history spanning more than 100 years. All time greats such as Lamborghini Miura and Countach, Lancia Stratos and Alfa Romeo Giulia SS were born at Bertone, and a large number of concept cars and production cars alike were created there over the years. Sadly, the original Bertone family company came to a halt in 2012, and their collection had to be sold. Some special cars were sold separately, but the large bulk of the collection was sold as one, and it is now possible to see this collection at the Volandia museum near Malpensa airport outside Milan. Oh, and Bertone has been revived – more about that further down. Continue reading “It was a Bertone Kind of Day”

The First Lamborghini & Design Concorso d’Eleganza at Neuchâtel

Over dinner on the eve of the very first Lamborghini & Design Concorso d’Eleganza, I could sense that Enrico Maffeo, head of Lamborghini’s Polo Storico, was relieved that the event was about to unfold. Months of planning would come to fruition, and precious cars from all over Europe and even from Japan would join in for a weekend dedicated to Lamborghini and Le Corbusier. Continue reading “The First Lamborghini & Design Concorso d’Eleganza at Neuchâtel”

Lamborghini Countach “Walter Wolf” at Villa d’Este

Very few individuals have been as instrumental as Walter Wolf in keeping Lamborghini moving forward, most obviously so through the special Countaches he ordered and co-developed. Wolf owned at least four Countaches from new, starting out with a rather standard white LP400, to which he added a roof wing. Continue reading “Lamborghini Countach “Walter Wolf” at Villa d’Este”

Finding the oldest existing Lamborghini Countach

It’s November 2000. Swiss Lamborghini enthusiast Raymond Stofer has once again logged on to the Internet and roams the world wide web in search of something interesting. He has reached Yahoo’s auction site and is skimming through the new entries when his eyes stop at an auction listing that would come to mean a lot to him, as well as to thousands of Lamborghini enthusiasts around the world. Continue reading “Finding the oldest existing Lamborghini Countach”

Lamborghini’s Anniversary Models

Like most seasoned car manufacturers, Lamborghini has long since established the tradition of celebrating themselves on major anniversaries. It is a golden opportunity to combine several fascinating aspects into one product, such as new engineering technology, exclusivity and of course the overall celebratory spirit. Continue reading “Lamborghini’s Anniversary Models”