Cookies are small text files downloaded to your computer each time you visit a website. When you return to websites, or you visit websites using the same cookies, they accept these cookies and therefore your computer or mobile device.

Editorial

A MESSAGE FROM GIANCARLO PERINI, PUBLISHER.

Car designers around the world, please help us to raise this baby. Make it yours.

Yes, you can!

Through the past five years I have been running a blog dedicated to car design with an experimental approach. I was eager to establish a bridge with the design community and to gain experience on the web.

Now, time has come for a new project with broader goals, focuses and reach.

The goal is to establish a very lively «Café littéraire» where professional designers, design educators and students, car and design enthusiasts meet, show their ideas, discuss design matters and trends, contribute with their own reports and stories to the development of a modern design culture, with past experiences and inputs from different cultures.

Please subscribe to our " Newsletter" to keep up with the progress Automotive Design Club International.

And, please, invite all your friends to join us, here and now.

Work is in progress. Be part of it!
Link to comments and suggestions.

Login Form

Today

desilva tecnigrafoWALTER DE SILVA AWARDED DESIGN DOCTORATE FROM BOLOGNA UNIVERSITY.

 

The Bologna University, the oldest of the western hemisphere, established in a.m. 1088 has awarded the diploma of Doctor in Design to Walter Maria De Silva, 63, the Head of Design for the entire Volkswagen Group. 

The ritual ceremony was attended by the top executives of the group and its twelve brand, including CEO Martin Winterkorn, as well as many friends.
The ceremony marks the launch of new courses in Design by the world-famous university under the leadership of Prof. Giovanni Leona, dean of the departure of architecture and co-ordinator of the new course "Design del prodotto industriale."

Read more ...

Ferrari-1959 250-GT-SWB-Berlinetta-Bertone--VE-14-06Giorgetto Giugiaro designed his first Ferrari, this unique 250 GT SWB, at Bertone at the age of 21. It is a light and elegant two (plus two) seater coupe with a low belt line, large glass area and a modern style. The patron who commissioned the project had indeed asked for a discreet and refined style in contrast with the “racing” character of the typical Ferrari.
The car was built by Bertone as a fuoriserie and was unveiled at the 1960 Turin’s Salone dell’Automobile.


At that time the bespoke 3.0 litre, 12 cylinders, Ferrari was simply known as 250 GT and introduced innovative light alloy wheels built by Campagnolo.

Read more ...

Aldo-Brovarone--Villa-Este-2014-02Aldo Brovarone and the Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta


The gentleman who penned the stunning Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta for Pinin Farina in 1953 recalled his first days at the famous coachbuilder and how he had the chance to create the beautiful sport car 61 year later, at the Concorso d’Eleganza di Villa d’Este.
The elegant gentleman is well known to the aristocratic circle that gathers on the shores of Lake Como in May. His name is Aldo Brovarone, and he is 88.

Read more ...

Concorso-Eleganza-2014-Loc Cut 2Why we love the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este.

 

If you may wonder why we are posting so many stories from the Concorso you well deserve an explanation.
Yes, we do love the Concorso. However that has nothing to do with nationalities, organisers, participants and venue, although they play a fundamental role to make such a nice event and a beautiful work place for design enthusiasts and writer, as we are.

We love because of facts. First: we can see cars in their natural (though privileged) environment. They sit on the ground, rather than on high platform. They are to be seen in and in daylight and not under thousand of lamps providing all sorts of artificial light. They are more beautiful to photograph with their natural reflections and there is not that wild and increasingly more uncivilized crowd of visitors of all professions putting the cars on siege.

So far for the quality of our work as reporters.

Read more ...

AR-1931-6C-1750-GS-Villa-Este-201417A short story of the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS styled by Mario Revelli de Beaumont.

 

What sophisticated car collector Corrado Lopresto has presented the latest Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este comes with a story heard many times and yet always fantastic. A story of loves for speed, creativity and beauty that is 83 yeas old and will live for many more years.

Read more ...

AR-1931-6C-1750-GS-Villa-Este-201436All the Winners at the 2014 «Concorso d’Eleganza di Villa d’Este».

 

Many awards have been delivered on the final days of the 2014 Concorso d’Eleganza di Villa d’Este» but with no doubt the supreme and outstanding winner was the unique Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Spider built in 1931 and brought back to life by famous Italian classic car collector Corrado Lopresto.

His spectacular open-air two seater was immediately awarded the Coppa d’Oro top-prize from the selected public invited to Villa d’Este on the first day and went on to win the same honour next day from the paying public at Villa Erba.

Read more ...