eGarage http://egarage.com Stories in Motion™ Thu, 23 Jul 2015 06:31:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Quail Motorcycle Gathering http://egarage.com/videos/quail-motorcycle-gathering/ http://egarage.com/videos/quail-motorcycle-gathering/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:19:06 +0000 http://egarage.com/?post_type=videos&p=16012 The 2015 Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Monterey, California celebrated the Evolution of the Motorcycle, honoring both pre- and post-war eras of the world’s finest sport and racing bikes. Song : You Don’t Own Me – Grace

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The 2015 Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Monterey, California celebrated the Evolution of the Motorcycle, honoring both pre- and post-war eras of the world’s finest sport and racing bikes.

Song : You Don’t Own Me – Grace

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Blancpain Race Weekend http://egarage.com/events/blancpain-race-weekend/ http://egarage.com/events/blancpain-race-weekend/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 22:00:17 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=15962 The Blancpain Endurance Series is an European championship of sports cars created by SRO Motosports Group (SRO for Stéphane Ratel Organisation) in 2011.

McLaren P1 ˝ Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse WRC

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Words and Photos: Raphael Belly

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Blancpain Endurance Series Paul Ricard HTTT 2015

Blancpain Endurance Series Paul Ricard HTTT 2015

The circuit Paul Ricard HTTT, situated in the South of France welcomed a new edition of Blancpain Race Weekends. During this weekend, several events are combined: Blancpain Endurance Series, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the GT Sports Club and this year a novelty: the Ultracar Sports Club.

McLaren 650S GT3

BMW Z4 GT3

It is at the end of June that the 3rd round (5 in total in the season) Blancpain Endurance Series takes place on the circuit Paul Ricard HTTT. Situated two driving hours from Nice and Monaco, the Paul Ricard circuit (High Tech Test Track) is known in particular by its characteristic blue and red zones of clearance.

Audi R8 LMS Ultra

Blancpain Endurance Series Paul Ricard HTTT 2015

The Blancpain Endurance Series is an European championship of sports cars created by SRO Motosports Group (SRO for Stéphane Ratel Organisation) in 2011. SRO Motosports Group is an organization of motorsoports established by the French Stéphane Ratel in 1995. This company is involved in the promotion and the organization of several competitions in diverse country as the FIA GT Series, Blancpain Race Weekends, 24 Heures de Spa, Avon Tyres British GT Championship, British Formula 3 Series, HDI Gerling Dutch GT and the GT4 Cup [1].

Nissan GTR Nismo GT3

Jaguar XKR Emil Frey G3

Mercedes SLS AMG GT3

The name of this competition comes from the main sponsor, the watch-maker Blancpain. The luxury clockwork brand is the official sponsor of the Blancpain Endurance Series since 2011. The eligible cars are from GT3 and GT4 classes such as the Nissan GTR GT3, Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, Audi R8 LMS, McLaren MP4-12C GT3.

Lamborghini Hurac†n LP 620-2 Super Trofeo

Lamborghini Hurac†n LP 620-2 Super Trofeo

Blancpain Endurance Series Paul Ricard HTTT 2015

Added to the series is the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, an international motor racing series created in 2009 by Lamborghini.

Until 2014, the base car was the Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera but in 2015 the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo was introduced. It has slightly more power from its 5.2-liter V-10 (611 versus 601 hp), less weight, a sequential gearbox and only rear-wheel drive.

Lamborghini Hurac†n LP 620-2 Super Trofeo

Blancpain Endurance Series Paul Ricard HTTT 2015

The car was developed by the Squadra Corse (the automaker’s burgeoning motorsports division) together with chassis expert Dallara and should perform significantly better than the Gallardo LP 570-4 race car it replaces.

Lamborghini Hurac†n LP 620-2 Super Trofeo

Lamborghini Hurac†n LP 620-2 Super Trofeo

All the drivers compete with the same car, the only difference is driving skill and team efficiency (race strategy, speed, etc). It makes dreams come true for the gentlemen drivers as it gives them the opportunity to race, alone or with a team, to compete behind the wheel of a Lamborghini especially made for the track. The gentlemen drivers are divided into two categories: amateurs and pro-amateurs. Each race weekend is organized with one qualifying race and two 50-minute official races[2].

Blancpain Endurance Series Paul Ricard HTTT 2015

Blancpain is also the official sponsor of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo since the beginning in 2009.

Blancpain Endurance Series Paul Ricard HTTT 2015

Lamborghini Veneno LP750-4 & McLaren P1

Change of atmosphere, let us pass from the the race to the Supercars. In October, 2014 SRO Motosports Group inaugurated its “Race Center by MMC”. It is a technical center settled on the Paul Ricard racetrack. In association with MMC (Mécaniques Modernes et Classiques), a Parisian company supervised by Michel Mhitarian specialized in prestige and collection cars in France, this Race Center also offers 1800m2 of space for the storage of modern and classic cars, with the possibility of using the track[3].

McLaren P1 GTR

Lamborghini Veneno LP750-4 & McLaren P1

In this continuity of exclusivity, SRO Motosports Group announced the creation of the Ultracar Sports Club, a club reserved for exclusive sports cars. Only two events will be organized in 2015, the first one during the Blancpain Endurance Series, this weekend at Paul Ricard, and the second in Misano (October 3rd and 4th, 2015) at the Blancpain Sprint Series.

The Ultracar Sports Club is the first “championship” of this kind. Only Ultracars produced these last ten years will be authorized to drive. The owners will be entitled to four sessions of driving of 30 minutes. At the moment, no classification is organized, but the Ultracars will be separated in two categories: cars on road tires and cars on race tires.[4].

Pagani Huayra

Ferrari 599 XX EVO & Ferrari LaFerrari

“Non-exhaustive list of cars approved for the road: Aston Martin One 77, Bugatti Veyron, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, Ferrari LaFerrari, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Agera R, Koenigsegg One:1, Lamborghini Reventon, Lamborghini Reventon Roadster, Lamborghini Veneno, Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, Pagani Huayra, and for the not approved cars prepared for the track : Ferrari Enzo FXX, Ferrari 599 XX, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, Maserati MC12 Corsa, McLaren P1 GTR, Pagani Zonda R.”[5]

McLaren P1 GTR

Aston martin One-77

Ouch! The cream of the cream! And knowing the will and Stéphane Ratel’s legendary ambition there was little chance that this project would fail as he underlined it in his declarations: “SRO Motorsports Group feels that the fortunate owners of these exceptional Ultracars should be able to do more than valet park them in front of a palace. And there is no doubt that car aficionados worldwide would love to see these Ultracars in action.” [6]

Lamborghini Veneno LP750-4 Roadster

McLaren P1 & McLaren P1 GTR

I was thus impatient to be here for this weekend of June 20-21st and to see these rare cars on the track. And my excitement was confirmed by June 9th during the confirmation of the pre-list: “Already four manufacturers have given their support to the first meeting of the Ultracar Sports Club. McLaren will give the P1 GTR its first public track appearance, with test driver Chris Goodwin at the wheel. Lamborghini brings one Veneno Coupe and one Veneno Roadster, a car of which only nine units have been produced. Then there is Bugatti, with official driver Pierre-Henri Raphanel at the wheel of Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Car. Aston Martin will also be part of this very exclusive line-up, bringing a One-77 to Le Castellet.” [7]

McLaren P1 ˝ Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse WRC

Blancpain Endurance Series Paul Ricard HTTT 2015

“Beside the manufacturers’ essential contribution to the event, a number of private owners have entered a couple of LaFerrari, an highly exclusive Pagani Zonda R, a Porsche 918, an Apollo Gumpert and six McLaren P1 are also confirmed, bringing the total number of Ultracars to sixteen to date and likely to grow.”[8]

A dream that comes true for Stéphane Ratel “This is a dream come true. I feel very passionate about the Ultracar Sports Club, because I believe that these beautiful and exclusive machines belong on a race track. I am very happy to see that the manufacturers of this breed of hypercars share my point of view and will bring some of the most iconic examples to Le Castellet. »[9]

Ferrari 458 Italia GT3

Blancpain Endurance Series Paul Ricard HTTT 2015

Yet another racing series launched by SRO Motorsport Group was here this weekend : the GT Sports Club. It has been created for Bronze drivers who want to race in an exclusive but friendly atmosphere, with an “Iron” categorisation being introduced for drivers over the age of 60. This new Series provides gentleman racers with the opportunity to fight against their peers for race wins.

The GT Sports Club is open to GT3 cars, RACB G3 cars, FIA-homologated GTE cars and cars from single-make series, with one driver per car. Each meeting consists of a free practice and qualifying session, followed by a 25-minute Qualifying Race and 40-minute Main Race, with each car driven by one driver, so there are no mandatory pit stops. Every race will have a separate podium ceremony, with an overall podium that will include the winners from the Iron Cup, Cup Class and Cup Class Iron Cup.  In cases where there are more than five entrants in any of the classes, there would be a separate podium.

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Ferrari 458 Italia GT3

The concept has proven to be popular among gentlemen racers, ready to bring their impressive machinery to tracks around Europe.

A GT Sports Club event will last just over 24 hours. The season starts with the beautiful Espiritu de Montjuic historic-meeting in Spain, followed by meetings in Le Castellet, Algarve and Misano, to allow a parallel entry in the Blancpain GT Series.[10]

Stephane Ratel (CEO and Founder of SRO Motorsports Group) : “With the Blancpain GT Series growing steadily more professional, SRO has become increasingly aware that only the most experienced Gentlemen drivers are still able to compete with reasonable chances of success in the Blancpain Endurance Series. Some other drivers, who have been our valued clients for many years in GT racing, feel they are no longer competitive in the Series we promote, or in many other national and international GT Series in Europe. Therefore, we thought that many of these drivers would prefer their own competition, to race among friends at beautiful circuits in pleasant and sunny locations, with a timetable that suits their busy lives, and with top-quality accommodation and catering.”[11]

Blancpain Endurance Series Paul Ricard HTTT 2015 - Copie

After having sunbathed under the overwhelming sun of the Circuit Paul Ricard HTTT, it’s time to return to Monaco, the next time I shall remember sunscreen!

[1] https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/St%C3%A9phane_Ratel_Organisation

http://www.endurance-info.com/fr/actualite-endurance-15678

[2] http://squadracorse.lamborghini.com/en/series/overview

[3] http://www.autohebdo.fr/endurance/blancpain/article-27-47-29173/061014-sro-inaugure-son-race-center-by-mmc-au-paul-ricard

[4] http://www.endurance-info.com/fr/le-ultracar-sports-club-en-ordre-de-marche

[5] www.blancpain-gt-series.com

[6] www.blancpain-gt-series.com

[7] www.blancpain-gt-series.com

[8] www.blancpain-gt-series.com

[9] www.blancpain-gt-series.com

[10] http://www.gtsportsclub.com/about

[11] http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/news/340/sro-motorsports-group-introduces-gt-sports-club-a-new-series-exclusively-for-bronze-drivers

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Seattle Speedometer http://egarage.com/videos/seattle-speedometer/ http://egarage.com/videos/seattle-speedometer/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:28:20 +0000 http://egarage.com/?post_type=videos&p=15956 Buz Ras, a classic car and motorcycle fan and owner of Seattle Speedometer, walks viewers through his passion for rebuilding and repairing classic instruments, his love of tinkering with his 1969 Porsche 912 and 1978 Ducati 900 GT.

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Buz Ras, a classic car and motorcycle fan and owner of Seattle Speedometer, walks viewers through his passion for rebuilding and repairing classic instruments, his love of tinkering with his 1969 Porsche 912 and 1978 Ducati 900 GT.

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Happy Independence Day America. We love you. Freedom.

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Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB Competizione http://egarage.com/car-profiles/ferrari-250-gt-berlinetta-swb-competizione/ http://egarage.com/car-profiles/ferrari-250-gt-berlinetta-swb-competizione/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:51:24 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=15861 The first Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB produced were called Competition (Competizione) because they were specifically made for the track: a 280hp V12 with double bodied Weber carburetors.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Top

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Words and Photos: Raphael Belly

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Many years ago when I had just begun in the automotive world I knew very little about classic cars and classic Ferraris. When I was in an automotive journalist internship in Belgium, I used to drive press test cars at car dealers. One day I was picking up a Volkswagen Golf in Brussels and when I left the dealer’s garage I saw a yellow car at the gas station. I recognized it as a Ferrari so I stopped to take pictures but I couldn’t tell which Ferrari model it was. But I fell in love with it. After searching, I saw it was a Ferrari 250 GT SWB, a iconic model of Ferrari. But it’s only now, after many years of attending the Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este, that I’m realizing the rarity of the car I saw years ago.

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Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Rear Monaco

The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB (Short Wheel Base) or also called Passo Corto in Italian has since became my favorite classic Ferrari ever. I wouldn’t have ever imagined having a photoshoot with one of these beauties. Sometimes, I forget how magic Monaco is and how some owners are kind. This is the story of a dream that came true.

The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB was introduced first during the 1959 Paris Motorshow as the evolution of the Ferrari 250 GT Tour De France. The main difference is that the wheelbase is reduced to 2400mm (2600mm for the Ferrari 250 GT Tour De) hence the name: Short Wheel Base, compared to the Long Wheel Base (LWB) for the Tour De France and all other previous Ferrari. The wheel base was reduced for better handling and this wheel base became the standard. Same as the previous Ferrari cars, the car was designed by Pininfarina and bodied by Scaglietti.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Top Monaco

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione side monaco

For me, it’s the most beautiful classic Ferrari ever produced, an incredibly elegant and classy Berlinetta. It’s small but beautiful, well proportionated, and look at its cute round backside accentuated by the 2×2 exhausts, how can you not fall in love?

The first Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB produced were called Competition (Competizione) because they were specifically made for the track: a 280hp V12 with double bodied Weber carburetors, a four-speed manual gearbox, an alloy aluminum body over a chassis with tweaked suspension, and lightweight interior trim. The 250 GT Berlinetta SWB Competizione was made for performance, both in acceleration, braking and handling, to a whole new level. It’s hard to get a precise production number but approximately 50 were made.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

Later, the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB was introduced with a new heavier steel body. This model was called Lusso (also called Clienti) and was created with milder performance (compared to the Competizione version) and offered more road-ability. This name “Lusso” for the Berlinetta SWB is not the same as the 250 GT Lusso appearing in 1963, which was a full model. In the case of the Berlinetta SWB this term “Lusso” served essentially to differentiate it from the Competizione versions.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Side Cliff

The power was also reduced to 240hp. Obviously, there was the opportunity to mix between the two basic specifications, depending upon the client’s specific wishes. In total around 170 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB were made (around 50 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB Competizione and the rest in Lusso version).

In addition to the performance, the main differences between Competizione version and Lusso is the addition of bumpers for the Lusso, a leather interior, slidable windows, and a better sound dampening which makes the weight jump from 1050kg (for the Competizione) to 1160kg for the Lusso.

We have to keep in mind that, since these cars were totally hand-fabricated, each 250 GT SWB Berlinetta could seem similar in appearance, but each was totally unique in reality.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Side Monaco

According to Ferrari, there are some clues to identify the year of production of a SWB. “The overall design changed very little during the three-year production run from 1960 to 1962. However, there are a number of detail differences that identify the period of production of a specific car. In the early months of production the front and rear wings sides were plain, as was the boot lid. There was an exhaust air slot in the top centre of the rear screen, and the sliding door windows had a pronounced downward curve to the top rear edge, whilst the front valance featured a pair of rectangular slots to cooling ducts for the front brakes.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Yellow

The cars produced from around the middle of 1960 featured vertical angled exhaust air slots on the front and rear wings, which had a trim surround on three sides, and teardrop-shaped indicators on the front wings. There was a license plate recess in the boot lid, and the brake cooling intake slots in the front valance had projecting surrounds. The late 1960 examples were very similar, apart from the cabin exhaust air slot moving from the rear screen to a recess in the trailing edge of the roof, and either sliding or wind-up door windows were available. If the latter option was specified, opening quarter lights were normally provided. All examples produced up to this point had an external fuel filler cap, located in a cut-out in the top left corner of the boot lid.

The main visual differences between the 1960 examples and those after 1961 were in the shape of the door windows, which had a straighter top edge, and the relocation of the fuel filler cap, which was either on the left rear wing or hidden within the boot.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Side Monaco

There were also myriad smaller differences, like a slightly larger radiator grille and slight re-profiling of the rear wing shape, jacking point locations etc., together with individual customer styling, but the foregoing items identify the main differentiating features of the series.”

The yellow Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB I have in front of my camera is the 21st of the approximate 50 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB Competizione. It is Chassis number #1965GT from 13th June of 1960.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Side Monaco

It was built as red and sold first to Ecurie Francorchamps (Belgium) for Jacques Van De Velde (Belgian driver). The Ecurie Francorchamps kept it 2 years until 1962. During this 2 years the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB Competizione #1965GT raced in Belgium until December of 1962 when it was deeply damaged during Angola Grand Prix in Luanda (Africa), driven by Robert Darville. The same year it was bought damaged by Piero Drogo (racing driver and Italian coachbuilder) who kept it in this state for 11 years until may of 1973. At this time, it still possessed its lead of customs between Belgium and Angola. When the cars crossed customs they received lead with a chain to mark the passage in customs with a number.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Side cliff

Pierro Drogo also owned another 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione: #2445GT, which then became the Ferrari 250 GT Drogo Berlinetta since Piero Drogo reconstructed it with this new body (it was converted with this new body after its accident during 500 kilometers of Spa in 1964). Delivered in April, 1961 to the Ecurie Francorchamps (like #1965GT in 1960), Drogo sold #2445GT in the USA in 1964 (in California and more exactly to James Coburn). But to facilitate customs formalities bound to cross Italy towards USA, Piero Drogo decided to engrave #1965GT on the steering column, because it already had all the necessary papers from its export in Angola in 1962, thus it avoided numerous steps and long administrative deadlines.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Front Monaco

This #2445GT was exported being passed off as #1965GT to facilitate the task. Piero Drogo (who died in April 1973) kept #1965GT in this damaged state 11 years until May 1973, when it was then put on sale after his death, with its chassis number engraved at the right place below towards the crankset, removing any possible doubt on its authenticity. Up to the neighborhood of chassis number #2000, the chassis numbers were engraved on the front left beam near the crankset. On the second series after first Competition, it was then engraved on the top of the chassis which holds the steering column.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Top

Peter Bell (United Kingdom) bought it during the judicial sale in may 1973 and started to restore it only 13 years after in 1986 with its original chassis #1965, its engine #1965 and the as many original car parts as possible. The destroyed and unusable parts were replaced. 16 years after, in 2001 it was sold to our current owner who still owns the lead of customs.

For additional information on this Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB Competizione you can have a look at the following dedicated website : http://ferrari250swb-competition.com/index.html

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Monaco Yacht

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Heliport

We started to take pictures on the main dike of the Monaco Port Hercule. This is one of the only few picture spots in Monaco and it offers a great background of the Çasino with some beautiful boats and the sea.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Heliport

Then we moved to the Héliport to get pictures of helicopters with the car.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

Finally we drove up the hills to go to the Tête de Chien (Dog head) – a small hill which rises over Monaco, located in France in La Turbie. The road to reach La Turbie was amazing with the V12 screaming. The many corners of the dog head road was a pleasure, it was the opportunity to hear the car screaming through its accelerations.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

When the sky was clear, the Tete de Chien gave us an amazing 180° view on the Mediterranean Sea and the French Riviera from Menton (and even until San Remo Italy) to Cannes. An unmissable point of view if you visit Monaco and his surroundings.

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

But all the good things come (unfortunately) to an end. After this dreamlike morning and some magical moments with the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB Competizione, it was time to thank the owner for having kindly driven his car outside and having taken some time for taking pictures with me. This will definitely be one of my best car memories.

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Ristorante Montana Ferrari http://egarage.com/current-interests/ristorante-montana-ferrari/ http://egarage.com/current-interests/ristorante-montana-ferrari/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:59:54 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=15864 Ristorante Montana outside of the Ferrari factory is a must visit for any foodie and Ferrari enthusiast. Fantastic food prepared by Mamma Rosella surrounded by F1 helmets and race suits is an experience everyone that visits Maranello should have.

Ferrari Ristorante Montana

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Words and Photos: Drew Larrigan

Ferrari Ristorante Montana
People flock to Italy for many reasons, from the landscapes of Amalfi Coast, to Milan for the fashion trends, Venice for the history, and of course Tuscany draws the wine and food crowd. Experiencing the Italian culture should be on everyone’s bucket list that enjoys travel. For me, what has always drawn me to Italy was the dream to visit the Ferrari factory.Ferrari Ristorante Montana

Ferrari Ristorante MontanaToday, I am proud to say visiting the Ferrari factory happens almost as often as the season change. Every visit I experience Ferrari in a different way and I see a little bit more of what makes Ferrari, Ferrari. I’ve been invited as a VIP guest to see fascinating first looks at new reveals, and today I do business directly with them.Ferrari Ristorante MontanaWith all these long trips from Seattle to Bologna, there has been one opportunity I’ve continuously missed. That is the experience of Ristorante Montana.Ferrari Ristorante MontanaYou may have heard of this restaurant. It’s right outside of the Factory, and a stones throw away from Fiorano, Ferrari’s test track.  This place has been made famous as Ferrari’s workers and most loved F1 drivers are known to frequent there. You won’t be hard pressed to see other celebrities there either.Ferrari Ristorante MontanaThe reason Ristorante Montana has escaped me over the years is that I simply need to plan ahead. This foresight hasn’t been available to me with a very aggressive travel schedule. If you truly want to experience Emilian cuisine, then you best try to get a reservation.Ferrari Ristorante Montana

Ferrari Ristorante MontanaOnce inside, its hard not to want to examine all the memorabilia. From Michael Schumacher’s race suits, various F1 helmets, Pink Floyd drumsticks, and a photo collection of Ristorante’s favorite guest.Ferrari Ristorante Montana

Ferrari Ristorante MontanaOnce inside, do not expect to be handed a menu. The fantastic food prepared by Mamma Rosella is typically what is in season and what ingredients are available. For me, it was the house red wine and the chicken broth tortellini. The server said he could do a white sauce, but highly suggested the chicken broth. As much as I love Italian pizza, the tortellini was rich in flavor, nothing in Americanized Italian food can compare to it.Ferrari Ristorante MontanaTake my advice. Visit Ristorante Montana. Tell them eGarage sent you. The address is Via XX Settembre 3, 41040 Fiorano Modenese, Italy. Opening hours seem to vary, but they are typically open 12:00 – 1:30pm for lunch, and 7:30pm to 10:00pm for dinner. Or visit their website here.

 

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Steve Stanford - I'm Still That Kid http://egarage.com/videos/steve-stanford-im-still-that-kid/ http://egarage.com/videos/steve-stanford-im-still-that-kid/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:00:18 +0000 http://egarage.com/?post_type=videos&p=15917 Steve Stanford is a prolific automotive artist and custom car designer. His art is commissioned by builders and enthusiasts alike and has inspired countless people throughout hot rod culture.

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Twin Turbo Road Runner http://egarage.com/car-profiles/twin-turbo-road-runner/ http://egarage.com/car-profiles/twin-turbo-road-runner/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:46:27 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=15750 Check out this numbers matching 383 Ci Twin Turbo Road Runner named Roadkill with custom hood, dash, console, deck lid and side vents.

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Words and Photos: Jordan Cole

1970 Twin Turbo Road Runner “Roadkill” 2 Door Hardtop

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A numbers matching 383 Ci Twin Turbo Road Runner. Custom hood, dash, console, deck lid and side vents.

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The interior also features custom bucket seats and an engraved acrylic insert with LED lighting.

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The gauges are Classic Instruments paint matched to the theme of the car.

IMG_6825The turbos are Precision T4 turbos and the engine is true #’s matching to this car.

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The engine was disassembled and fully built for the turbo setup with special pistons and internals.

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The front suspension is a Control Freak front k-member kit with coil overs and the rear is a 4-link with coil over setup from the same company.

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The wheels and steering wheel were machined by Intro and have been painted/powder coated and pinstriped to fit the theme of the car.

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The body started as a post car and was customized into a hardtop.

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Under the Hood: The Spirit of DIY http://egarage.com/videos/under-the-hood-the-spirit-of-diy/ http://egarage.com/videos/under-the-hood-the-spirit-of-diy/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:35:23 +0000 http://egarage.com/?post_type=videos&p=15777 We met up with Jay Agoot, a driving enthusiast from Washington State who performs all the work on his 370Z. He had just completed installation of a turbocharger and was shaking it down at Evergreen Speedway.

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We met up with Jay Agoot, a driving enthusiast from Washington State who performs all the work on his 370Z. He had just completed installation of a turbocharger and was shaking it down at Evergreen Speedway.

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Lykan Hypersport Abu Dhabi Police http://egarage.com/car-profiles/w-motors-lykan-hypersport-abu-dhabi-police/ http://egarage.com/car-profiles/w-motors-lykan-hypersport-abu-dhabi-police/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:56:53 +0000 http://egarage.com/?p=15779 The first Arabic Supercar company W Motors collaborates with Abu Dhabi Police and releases the 780hp Lykan Hypersport on the streets of Abu Dhabi in honor of road safety.

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W Motors x Abu Dhabi Police x eGarage By: Drew Larrigan

Life can be all about timing. Here I am on a journey in the United Arab Emirates, a land very far and very different than life at home in Seattle.  The energy in the UAE is nothing like the laid back Pacific Northwest. People here live fast. The immense heat seems to never slow them down. Constant construction and creative projects seem to pop up everywhere you look.

I stumble upon the W Motors Lykan Hypersport as they released a car to the Police of Abu Dhabi.  780hp 0-60 in 2.8 second dream machine.  In collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police, W Motors wants to help promote road safety here in the UAE.  Under the Arab sun, we all know this is a land of high horsepower and luxury. W Motors is the first Arabian Supercar manufacturer and who better for the Abu Dhabi Police to collaborate with on their road safety project.

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