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I'm from Turin, and as a avid reader of Speedhunters I can say that every time I stumble upon these guys and their cars is a deep breath of fresh air: they makes Japan seem a little closer. Great job Dino, great job Pandas.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Meeting The Angry Pandas
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Glickenahus in person in MAuTo, the Automobile Museum in Turin, as I used to work in it, and I can say he's a great man indeed, really. And the P4/5C, oh my friends, is unbelievable!!!!!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Fun & Answers With Jim Glickenhaus
@Speedhunters_Bryn @Jonathan Moore @HSSLTYO Alfas will always have something unique inside... Call it soul, if you want, but surely, they aren't just...cars....
1 month ago on Putting The Super Back Into Touring Cars
In the 80s , teenagers around the world had a Countach, or a Testarossa poster on their room wall. As I became a teen in the late 90s/early 00s, I got a giant pic of Giovanardi flying on a curb with his angry, red, fascinating 156! Clearly, our family car was a red 156 Sportwagon...
@importfan i just couldn't find better words. It's exactly the same feeling I get reading this site.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Back Seats? We Prefer A V8…<br/> Beware: Ferrari Inside!
Kudos for the plate from Torino of the Delta. Sooooo Lancia!
2 months, 4 weeks ago on The Night Starts Here: Tatsumi PA
è fantastico vedere FIAT di quegli anni, meravigliose IMHO, curate e amate in questo modo in un paese così lontano! qui in Italia purtroppo modifiche di questo genere sono ancora viste come eresie, ma è solo un altra via per tenere vive queste fantastiche auto...
3 months, 1 week ago on 5 Must-See Machines From Art Of Speed
I'd really like to see that Dino Miura-san spoke about...
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Inside The Mind Of Mr. Miura
well done Porsche. but please, put a Martini or a Gulf livery on that beauty!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Newest & Coolest: The Geneva Run-Down
As I am an italian guy, I always appreciate that people around the world still look at our cars being fascinated, but, being from Turin, it turns me so proud seeing all this love for the FIATs, even for models that were actually from the low end range... I clearly remember my grandad carrying me and my sister un and down the countryside with a blue 128, and how I used to love that car! It's great to know that in Japan, someone still loves it.
8 months ago on Cars & Coffee Done Tokyo-Style
The S4, supercharged AND turbo: anything else?
9 months, 3 weeks ago on The Greatest Group B Car?
E' stupendo sapere che anche da noi si creano tali capolavori! Temo solo che manchi un pò la cultura giusta per organizzare eventi in cui sfoggiarli. Le scena di drift e TA sono ancora un pò "underground"...
10 months, 2 weeks ago on The Bespoke Touch: Brill Steel Carbon S14
the most interesting thing to me is that both Porsche and Audi are in the VAG... it'll be a sort of fratricide battle.
1 year, 3 months ago on Porsche’s New Lmp Breaks Cover
@japanophile25 the story about the name is quite funny! "countach" is an exclamation in the local language of Turin, the town where the Bertone's atelier was located (and where I live too, btw), used to express amazement, specially for a good-looking woman...
the legend tells that an employee of the coachbuilder shouted this word when he saw the prototype for the first time in the factory! I think it fits quite well to the look of the car...
1 year, 4 months ago on Poll: The Greatest Seventies Supercar
easily chosen the Countach: it's the Supercar! it has the proper look, it's wide, full of useless wings and intakes, it's italian and it has 12 cylinder!
others cars in the mix may be great cars, but simply they aren't proper supercar... the Stratos was an homologation special rally car, the Esprit was a great handling sportcar, the Jarama and the Aston were GTs more than supercars.
the only one could match the Lambo is the Ferrari BB, but eventually, the Countach is unbeatable.
@JustinBeaverFever ahahahaha! it looks funny! probably not as fast as the tajima's, but funny for sure!
1 year, 5 months ago on The Super 86 Gets Dirty
i would like to see what's from the "real" 86 in this car...
i'm now in rehab for an ACL injury suffered in And 1 Tai Chi kicks...
1 year, 5 months ago on It’s Not the Shoes: A Look At the Correlation Between Brands and Injuries
it has a '90s touring cars stance!
1 year, 6 months ago on Scandinavian Surprise: One Mental Quattro
a FD3S that want to be a 599 XX? bitch please...
1 year, 7 months ago on Osaka Auto Messe: A Walk On The Wild Side
i just seen both then in the Automotoretro in Turin, this morning! they were amazing, obviously!
1 year, 7 months ago on The Triflux
stunning post. awsm.
1 year, 7 months ago on Racing’s The Last Golden Era: The 1980s
goddamn, i just would like to pick up a flight to japan and tour it just for see cars and events like these!
this kind of post are brilliant i think, i support oter "photo assauts"!
1 year, 7 months ago on Pure #joyofmachine: Jcca Photo Attack
how many millions of euro are there??
1 year, 10 months ago on Beauty On Every Level And In All Directions
ahahahah, love the Molinari Integra!!
1 year, 10 months ago on Underground Garages At The Macau Grand Prix
damn, guys, the fact is that this livery would fit perfectly almost everywhere! and let me tell that for many people, martini is more lancia than porsche... ;-)
1 year, 10 months ago on Martini Meets Mustang: The T-5r
dino, nessun appassionato di auto italiano lascerebbe fuori dal suo garage un'Integrale!
2 years ago on Interclub Tsukuba: A Final Look
another gorgeous alfa!
2 years, 1 month ago on Thursday Shoutout : Japan Vol. 3
@HSSLTYO @tenpennyjimmy it was quite a pity to see the V6 "Busso" replaced by the GM-origin V6 in the 159... the GTAs with the original Alfa engine were incredible rides, altough a bit crazy (do you remember the top gear test of the 147 GTA?).
The Alfas are unique. Love them or hate them.
2 years, 2 months ago on By Popular Demand : Japan-tuned Alfa 156
my dad used to own a 156 sportwagon... what a car! the illy sticker inside is so italian... niente come un buon caffè!
i'm from Turin and for me it's amazing to see how cars incredibly common here, like the Alfas or the Grande Punto (that i own...), looks great when spotted in the Japanese scene! @njoyamanjoko , what engine does it mount?
2 years, 2 months ago on 7′s Day: Well Into The Night