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Sunday, November 17, 2019

1962 Ferrari 196 SP by Fantuzzi: still for sale

The Ferrari 196/246 SP was produced from 1961 through 1963 with less than ten examples being created. The design was very untraditional for Enzo Ferrari and against his strongest belief that the horse should come before the cart, meaning the engine should be placed in the front.
1962 Ferrari 196 SP by Fantuzz. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pnZbb8)
Another departure from the traditional Ferrari was the use of a Vittorio Jano designed V-6 engine. The six-cylinder engines were more compact, lightweight, and more fuel-efficient, when compared to the traditional Colombo, designed 12-cylinder engines.

With the engine mounted longitudinally mid-ship, optimal weight distribution and handling were achieved. The chassis was the traditional tubular frame supported by wishbone suspension. A five-speed manual gearbox provided power to the rear wheels. The body design was simple, yet elegant and effective.
Rear-left side view of 1962 Ferrari 196 SP by Fantuzz. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pnZbb8).
This combination was good enough to capture overall victories at Targa Florio and the Nurburgring 1000 km. At Le Mans in 1963, Ferrari captured the first mid-engined victory with a 250 P, a close sibling of the 246 SP.

The first 246 SP chassis constructed was #0790. In 1961, it successfully campaigned at Targa Florio. A year later it scored victories at the Nurburgring 1000 km. It was later converted into a 196 SP. In modern times, it has been raced at the Cavallino Classic.
From 1961 through 1963, engine modifications were made and inserted into existing and new chassis. Because of this, specifications vary. Four chassis were constructed between 1962 and 1963.

Even though a limited number were produced, their accomplishments are legendary and their design was revolutionary. The knowledge achieved through the design and development was used in future Ferrari projects and their continued domination at races such as LeMans. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CONCEPTCARZ | BUSINESS INSIDER | MOTOR1 | THE DRIVE | CAVALINO]
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Saturday, November 16, 2019

The first sportscar made by Ferrari

Ferrari is an Italian high-performance car and racing car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. The company was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as "Scuderia Ferrari", a company that sponsors racers and makes racing cars and since 1947 moving to product the high-performance cars as well as racing car known as Ferrari S.p.A., and now controlled by the Fiat group. So in 2019, the Italian car manufacturers, Ferrari is known to have been 72 years old.
The first Ferrari sportscar named Ferrari 125 built-in 1947. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Xb9wnc)
And the first car to officially use the Ferrari name is the Ferrari 125 S. The figure of this car was first introduced to the public on March 12, 1947, on the Maranello city-streets. And until today, Maranello still becomes the headquarters of the automotive brand founded by Enzo Ferrari. Avec Les marques?
Enzo Ferrari with the 3 Ferrari's crews who designed the Ferrari 125 S. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Xb9wnc)
When the Ferrari 125 S lit on for the first time, it still does not have a body, and only a chassis and engine. The Ferrari 125 S itself was a design result of Gioacchino Colombo with Giuseppe Busso and assisted by Luigi Bazzi.
The Ferrari 125 S first debuted on March 12, 1947, in Maranello. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Xb9wnc)
The Ferrari's racing passion seems to be fulfilled by the presence of the Ferrari 125 S figure, in after 2 months since it was first lit, the car immediately participated in the race event at the Piacenza circuit, Italy. Indeed, its debut on that day can be said not smoothly.
Ferrari 125 S displayed alongside one of the most sophisticated prancing horse logoed cars, LaFerrari Aperta. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Xb9wnc)
Because there were problems in the fuel pump so that it was very disturbing the performance of the car which was leading in the race at that time. Only 9 days later, the Ferrari 125 S could win its first race at the Rome Grand Prix event.
But even so, still the Ferrari 125 S is the first car made by Ferrari, and culminating in the company's 70th anniversary in 2017, this classic car is again displayed alongside one of the most sophisticated prancing horse logoed cars, LaFerrari Aperta.

Wanna see Baudier or ARC Vector? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FERRARI]
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Another mysterious scooter of France

It turns out that many mysterious scooters have been born in France in the past. After some time ago we were discussed the mysterious figure of the prototype scooter named Proto Delaplace, then there was Gloobyscoot. And now, the scooter to be discussed is the 1957 Boudier Super B58. A t il vraiement éxisté?
The Boudier Super B58 scooter was designed by Pierre Boudier and uses a 125 cc horizontal Ydral's engine combined with the 3-speed manual transmission system. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33HuFYB)
This French scooter was designed by Pierre Boudier by using a 125 cc horizontal engine from Ydral and combined with the 3-speed manual transmission system. The prototype scooter has debuted at the Salon de l'Auto 1957 held in Paris in October. So far there was no information about the scooter manufacturer.

1957 Boudier Super B58 has debuted at the
Salon de l'Auto 1957 held in Paris in October.  
(Picture from:  http://bit.ly/377YEv4)
After that this scooter was manufactured by the Ateliers Aéronautiques de Rambouillet, where the scooter had used a fiberglass body, then in front there was a conventional scooter-style headlight with a large fog light within the front guard.

This scooter is also equipped with foot operated-integral hydraulic brakes and the independent front brake on the handlebars.

1957 Boudier Super B58 has unique-
shaped luggage under the handlebars.  
(Picture from:  http://bit.ly/2ObXzJJ)
On the back is mounted the fuel tank, spare tires, and oscillating suspension system. While in the front, its suspension with drawn-wheel and Neiman rings.

The scooters are planned to be sold in the fall plus its 50 cc scooter version, but it was not ever produced. And it seems that the scooter is the only one that has ever been produced under the Boudier brand. 😢

Until now we don't have any information about where's this scooter now? If you have additional information about this mysterious scooter figure, don't hesitate to submit it to the comments box below. We really appreciate your help. Wanna see the Lutz rounded design scooter
The Boudier Super B58 has applied the fiberglass body, conventional scooter-style headlight with a large fog light below within the front guard, and foot operated-integral hydraulic brakes and the independent front brake on the handlebars. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33Qf09q)
Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CYBERMOTORCYCLE | CLUB-YDRAL | Z'HUMEURS & RUMEURS | MOTO SCOOTER ANNEE 50 60]
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Friday, November 15, 2019

This is the skinniest scooter in the world

Since it was first introduced shortly after the end of the second world war, the scooter has now become one of the automotive products that are loved by many fans. And there have been many scooters made by manufacturers all over the world.
Paul Gorrell rides on his Crosley sign-turned-scooter in 2011. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36ZgyA3)
Of the many scooters been created, but not many people know that there's a scooter is claimed to be the world's skinniest one. The scooter was named Crosley sign-turned-scooter. And its name was taken due to it made of four inches of the outer part of either side of 1949 Crosley convertible, welded together and shortened.

As quoted from Hemmings, this unique of a Crosley dealership sign-turned-scooter brought by a fellow Crosley enthusiast to historian and Crosley collector named Paul Gorrell of Burlington, Iowa in 1986. Then naturally he had the idea to turn the sign into a functional and rideable scooter.

Furthermore, Paul Gorell said that the Crosley sign-turned-scooter shapes taken from various vehicle parts consisting of Yamaha, Crosley, and Subaru. To make it more eye-catching, then this unique scooter's body is given the red color.
Front three-quarter of Crosley sign-turned-scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36ZgyA3)
At first glance, the scooter shape is different from any scooter in the world. There is no typical shape of Vespa or Lambretta scooter in it. There's only an unusual form that resembles something like a rideable kids toy. On the scooter, there's a single large headlight in the front, then the car's steering wheel at the top and no leather seats for its rider and passengers.
Rear three-quarter of Crosley sign-turned-scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36ZgyA3)
For the engine, this scooter purely relies on the power of a one-cylinder Yamaha engine. Coil springs and shock absorbers serve as the suspension, all mounted to one side so the other side would still look mostly like a sign, complete with Crosley hubcaps on the wheels.

The Crosley sign-turned-scooter was able to ride as far as 50 miles. And while driving on the road, many people pay attention to this thin body scooter. Uniquely, due to its unusual body apparently, besides human, there're many animals were also interested in perched on the Crosley scooter.
"I have never shown anything that makes a person's feet stop walking. There are also two chickens that are perched to the latter, which is why many people like Crosley," said Paul Gorel. And we thought this is one form of the eccentric behavior of automotive enthusiasts in expressing their creative ideas. What do You think?

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HEMMINGS]
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After burnt, this Huracán appeared wilder

An automotive modifier named Chris Steinbacher who also known as a man behind the Youtube channel called 'B is For Build' had been successfully completed his large project ahead of the 2019 SEMA in Las Vegas.
B is For Build twin-turbo Lamborghini Huracán Custom unveiled at the SEMA 2019 in Las Vegas. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/34Mi7iG)
His special car was built from a Lamborghini Huracán which was previously bought by him in severe burnt damaged condition, and those modification results will be displayed exclusively in one of the largest automotive events in the United States.

Due to initially car conditions, so the modification team formed by Chris Steinbacher decided to rebuild this Lamborghini supercar in custom. And after seeing the engine condition also that has been destroyed and could not be used anymore, which then pushed Chris to give it a new machine, but with a different touch.
'B is For Build' Lamborghini Huracán model on display at the SEMA 2019 with its new engine completed with Audi R8 manual transmission system, Garrett Performance twin turbocharger devices. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/34Mi7iG)
Yes, as we all knew that the Huracán originally used a V10 engine, due to it on severe damage condition then replaced with an upgraded V8 7,000cc twin-turbo LS engine to be able to produce power up to 1,500 horsepower from what was originally only 602 horsepower.

The increasing of the engine power is due to changes in components of the engine block including cylinder sleeve replacement. Likewise, with the support of the use of Garrett Performance's twin turbocharger devices, as well as new fuel pump lines seem also to play a role in those engine's performance increasing.
Before it rebuilt, the Lamborghini Huracán in severe burnt damaged condition. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2CCgSGI)
Then the engine power is channeled to its all-wheels through an Audi R8 manual gearbox to handle more deftly the shifting gear process, so allowing this supercar running by smoothly and fastly on the streets.

The reason to choose Audi's manual transmission system is the ease of installation. Because the Audi R8 is in the same production platform as the Lamborghini Huracán itself. Besides that, the modifier also installed a special exhaust system to support the peak performance of the Lamborghini Huracán Custom.

Meanwhile, to rebuild the Huracán bodywork, Chris Steinbacher collaborates with Khyzyl Saleem's Litani Bodywork Custom. They made this Huracán appear in different suits due to it uses body panels taken from Huracán Super Trofeo.
Unfortunately, there is no information about the performance numbers and maximum speed of the Lamborghini Huracán Custom after going through the rebuilding process. Even in one show on Youtube channel made by Chris ahead of the SEMA event, it has seen his Lamborghini had a slight problem when it was brought to the exhibition location in Las Vegas. Sure, He can handle it. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GARRET MOTION | MOTOR1]
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