THE ULTIMATE FERRARI IN EXISTENCE

In any Ferrarist’s discussion there is one question that always recurs: “which model would you chose if you were a billionnaire?”

Most of us will reply that the 250 GTO is the one, others will say that the 250 Testa Rossa or the 250 California or the legendary 330 P4 are for sure the perfect cars to match the ideal. I noticed that few (even among the real Ferrarists) will chose the 335S… Continue reading

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ATTENTION, GET FAMOUS IN THE DUTCH CINEMAS WITH YR CAR! – NL VERSIE

http://crankhandleblog.comVandaag een heel speciale oproep die ik al heb aangekondigd in een eerder artikel! Nu we, na gisteren, toch nog in de maffia-roes zitten… Mijn zus werkt aan de voorbereidingen voor een geweldige WO2 gangster-film.  En daarvoor is ze op zoek naar voor-oorlogse automobielen, bv. Citroen Traction Avant, Fiat, Opel, DKW, Chevrolet, Ford, enz.

Zet je schrap, misschien wordt je wel beroemd, in ieder geval zeker in ons nederige landje! Want je krijgt bij deze de kans om de handlanger van een destijds bekende maffioso te spelen, als chauffeur van een van de acteurs in je eigen klassieke wagen! Het gaat hier om keiharde criminaliteit, dus ik kan gerust zeggen dat het puur en alleen om je auto gaat… ; )

Lijkt het je wat om die rol te spelen in deze Hollandse WO2 film… Lees verder 

Of klik hier voor de Engels-talige versie!

GUESS WHAT THIS IS! NO… NOT A REAL FISH, NOR NEMO

With this article I open this week’s theme ‘Animals’. The car in the picture is a splendid creation of a fish-car. I learned that it actually is supposed to be a dolphin! So, what about this odd and extraordinary Fiat 509A Delfino? My dad saw it once at the Retromobile exhibition in Paris and thanks to my ‘PININFARINA’S FASHIONABLE X FISH’ article (published July 16th), I found the car. The perfect candidate for CHB’s ‘Animals’ theme (and still a bit in the spirit of the one-off cars)!

http://crankhandleblog.comThe Fiat 509A was a very common car in 1925, but if you build a dolphin-like body on its chassis, you get an exceptional car, the Delfino!

The Fiat 509A Delfino was constructed in 1925 by the Martelleria Italiana Riva Panzeri of Milano for a special competition of crafts. After the competition the car was purchased by Giuseppe Bonaldi, the ‘Podestà’ (mayor) of Bergamo. Apparently Bonaldi kept his unique car for only a very brief period… Continue reading

COACHWORK-LEGEND PININFARINA AND THE WEIRDEST FERRARI EVER! – PART 1

Most of the glorious coachbuilders we can remember have disappeared, but Pininfarina is of course still very much alive (sadly not literally, because big boss Battista Farina as well as his son Sergio aren’t there anymore)! We know Pininfarina for its magnificent classic designs and the Italian design house continues to come up with highly refined designs, like for instance the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé, also thanks to their expensive windtunnel and R&D that I briefly discussed in the intro.http://crankhandleblog.comCarrozzeria Pininfarina is an independent Italian car design house and coachbuilder in Cambiano, Italy. It was founded by Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina in 1930. A fun little fact about the name ‘Pinin’ is that… Continue reading