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THE VOIELLO MARILLE—BY GIUGIARO

ENTHUSIASTIC FOLLOWERS of Italian design may recall the 1983 Voiello Marille by Giugaro. Indeed, Giorgetto Giugiaro is one of the most highly regarded designers in the world, named Car Designer … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

CASTLES—ROB’S, LUDVIG’S, SCOTTY’S AND WILLIAM RANDOLPH’S

NOT COUNTING my visits to castles actually occupied by royals (I’ve been to Windsor), I’ve visited four castles, each memorable in a different way. One of its owners I’ve known … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

RING, RING. PLEASE ANSWER THAT

FOR SOME unstated reason, wife Dottie and I have been known to answer phone calls from each other in manners other than a straightforward “hello.” I believe part of this … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

KLEMANTASKI’S FINE EYE

LOUIS KLEMANTASKI produced fine photography of the greatest eras of motorsport. The period 1935 – 1939 had Tazio Nuvolari contesting (and finally joining) the Third-Reich-sponsored mights of Auto Union and … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

FLYING AROUND THE WORLD—IN 1920?

A WONDERFUL poster came my way through Facebook car/aviation colleague Tom Heitzman. The Lake Aero Corporation of Bridgeport, Connecticut, proposed an ambitious plan to fly around the world—in 1920. Lake … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

FOLLOWING A SCENT

SHERLOCK HOLMES used his highly perceptive senses as essential tools in his deductions. His chronicler Dr. John H. Watson often praised Holmes’s uncanny ability of identifying a culprit’s features or … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

ARTS AND CRAFTS IN CALIFORNIA

ARTS AND CRAFTS didn’t originate in California, but the movement reached a local high in that state at the beginning of the 20th century. The residential architecture and furnishings of … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · 3 Comments
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