Ferrari Designer, Sergio Scaglietti 1920 – 2011

22. November 2011

Sadly, Sergio Scaglietti has died at the ripe old age of 91. Famous and loved for his sweepingly beautiful Ferrari designs in the 1950s and 1960s, Scaglietti died in his home town of Modena in Italy on 20th November 2011.

Born in 1920, Ferrari's “maestro of aluminium” was compared to Michelangelo in his day, a comparison that would be preposterous if it wasn't so apt. For Scaglietti amazingly hand crafted his wonders of the automotive world with just a hammer and sheets of aluminium, shaped over bags of sand.More...

Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, Ferrari 365 GTB/4 and a Maserati Bora Coupe found in a shed after 30 years

16. September 2011

Three Italian classic sports cars left to rot - image from Mecum.comI have recently been clearing out my house, in particularly the storage areas where I've gradually dumped more and more stuff I didn't want in the house.  It is amazing what you put out in your shed and then forget about.  For example I found a large box of Lego I had forgotten all about which I brought straight out for my little boy to play with, or to put it more accurately, for me to play with and my little boy to watch.  However, I think that if I had left in my shed a Ferrari Dino 246 GTS from 1974 (the year of my birth) with a mere 2,910 miles on the clock, a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona with 9,752 miles and a 1977 Maserati Bora Coupe with under 1,000 miles, that I would remember.  Wouldn't you?  I mean I'm as prone to losing things as anyone but how many people find themselves scratching their heads and thinking, "Now, where did I leave my three classic supercars?" 

The trio of vintage sports cars were recently found in a shed  near Dallas where they had sat for 30 years doing nothing more than sleeping and becoming furred with dust. More...