Everything is known about the life and miracles performed by the Alfa Romeo GTA: this book wants to tell the least known part of the story about the car- its project, its technical side, the evolution it has known over the years - up to to get to his incredible palmarès, unique in the history of auto sport. History, technical data, chassis numbers, test drive and impressions.
The book runs throughout the production from 1960 until 1977, also embracing the history of the 500 Autobianchi branded Giardiniera.
Given the scarce bibliography on this car, the volume aims to be a reference point for all those seeking information or want to restore their Giardiniera according to the specifications of origin. All the combinations are shown colors-interior, all the main changes and the different series.
Divided into three parts totaling 19 chapters, the work tells, with the precious help of photos and drawings (original author's watercolors) in b / w and color, the story of this British car manufacturer: from the early Edwardian age, from cycles and motorcycles to the Sunbeam Alpine until the sad ending. Is "traced a continuing story, linear, but with several digressions and insertions, an automotive brand that though rich traditions of qualitative, competitive experiences and conducted by managers of proven ability, failed to survive the laws of production and modern market ". An emblematic story, which is told for the first time for use by Italian fans.
The history of the great stylist, recently passed away. Born in Detroit, he moved very soon to Turin, where he worked among others for Ghia, Pininfarina, Ital Styling (later Italdesign), Fiat, Fissore. Until he opens his own studio. Among his masterpieces the 124 Spider, launched in 1966, which remains his most famous project.
The volume documents the less known aspect of the agonistic activity of the Roman driver Piero Taruffi.
Famous for his car victories in the three most famous road racing races - Targa Florio, Mille Miglia and Carrera Panamericana - Taruffi is much less known for his activity in the motorcycle racing, in which, in the thirties, he achieved absolute supremacy.
Paolo Martin, an eclectic and brilliant designer who can easily solve every question of a practical nature, is first of all a motorcyclist. And when passion is left free of any preconception, come up Guzzi and Benelli for De Tomaso, the Gilera in the period 1975-85, in addition to bicycles in carbon fiber (mid 80s). This book describes all motorclycles designed by Paolo Martin.