italian manufacture


Vespa 150 TAP (Troupes Aéroportées)

a modified Italian Vespa scooter, manufactured in France to carry an American M20 75mm recoilless rifle for use by French paratroopers against light armored positions or vehicles.
Although the reinforced frame could easily withstand the rifle being fired while still mounted on the scooter, it was designed for it to be taken out on a tripod also carried by the vehicle. This kind of armament was designed during the thick of the Indochina war (1946-1954) and arrived on the front in time for the Algerian War (1954-1962).

Fallschirmjäger taking cover, somewhere in Italy. One is a Kriegsberichter (War  Correspondent). 

The other is armed with an italian-manufactured MAB 38 Submachine gun. The weapon was reportedly very appreciated by the Waffen-SS and Fallschirmjäger, contrary to other contemporary products of the italian war industry, reportedly being even preferred over the standard-issue MP 40.

Fic -- Lemon and Strawberry -- Nine/Rose

Summary: Lemon and strawberry, yellow and pink, they go together just like gelato and a hot summer’s day

A/N: shameless Nine/Rose fluff for my lovely friend the-untempered-prism who is as sweet as strawberries =) And please check out the absolutely lovely art that she drew to accompany this here!!

Betababes: the equally sweet as strawberries fadewithfury and whoinwhoville =)

The piazza is crowded.

And bloody hot.

Even the stucco buildings bake under the unrelenting scorch of the August sun, their façades parched from the arid Sicilian air and starting to flake off, more reminiscent of overcooked croissants than heavy paint. He and Rose are among the myriad souls out and about despite the oppressive heat—and he gets more than a few stares from shoppers out on their errands. He doesn’t pay them any mind, of course, instead rolling his eyes inwardly at the ape tendency to stare at things they don’t understand. He knows what they’re likely wondering—how on earth can he stand to be wearing a black leather jacket on a day like today?

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The BMW M1 (E26) is a sports car produced by German automaker BMW from 1978 to 1981. In the late 1970s, Italian manufacturer Lamborghini entered into an agreement with BMW to build a production racing car in sufficient quantity for homologation, but conflicts arose that prompted BMW to produce the car themselves. The result was sold to the public from 1978 to 1981 as the BMW M1. It is the first mid-engined BMW to be mass-produced, the second is the BMW i8. It employs a twin-cam M88/1 3.5 L six-cylinder petrol engine with Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection. A version of this motor was later used in the South African version of the BMW 745i, of which 209 examples were built between 1984 and 1986, as well as the E24 BMW M6/M635CSi and E28 BMW M5. The engine has six separate throttle bodies, four valves per cylinder and produces 277 PS (204 kW; 273 hp) in the street version, giving a top speed of 260 km/h (162 mph). Turbocharged racing versions are capable of producing around 850 hp (634 kW). 

The M1 coupe was hand-built between 1978 and 1981 under the motorsport division of BMW as a homologation special for sports car racing. The body was designed by Giugiaro, taking inspiration from the 1972 BMW Turbo show car that had been specially created as a celebration of the Munich Olympic Games. Originally, BMW commissioned Lamborghini to work out the details of the car’s chassis, assemble prototypes and manufacture the vehicles, but Lamborghini’s financial position meant that BMW reassumed control over the project in April 1978, after seven prototypes were built. As the engineering of the car was still incomplete, a group of former Lamborghini engineers that had founded Italengineering offered to complete the car’s design. Less than 10 miles away from the Lamborghini shop, the engineering for the M1 was finished. Only 453 production M1s were built, making it one of BMW’s rarest models. Of the 453 produced, 20 were race versions created for the BMW M1 Procar Championship.


Luciana: George…
George [hugging Luciana]: Come on, come on…
Luciana: Listen… Do you like me?
George: I like you {speaking in italian}
Luciana: And, George…
George: And do you like me?
Luciana: Ehh… I like you, I do… Listen George, “George” is too long, may I call you “G”? Like the G-spot?
George: …Yes!
Luciana: Do you like me the way I am? I have a short thighbone like rabbits but I’m all flash, not like Elisabetta Canalis who looks like a key…
George: Wow… Oh, wow!
Luciana: And if you kiss me, I have more tastes than the Nespresso’s cofee pods! …And if you take me away with you, I’ll let you drink your coffee peacefully and I won’t scream “George Clooney is inside!” as that bitch does, but I’ll say “There’s Brignano selling Lavazza {aka Italian manufacturer of coffee products}, go that way!” and I’ll mix you your coffee with my tongue!

On the 9th of February, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Jean Dujardin came to Italy to present “The Monuments Men” and they attended the italian show “Che Tempo che Fa” with Fabio Fazio and Luciana Litizzetto. Here are some scenes from the episode where you can see how Luciana joked with George Clooney!

1972 Laverda Cafe Racer | 750 SF2 | Bikini Fairing

Laverda 750 SFC | Super Freni Competizione | Half-Faired Racer dominated the 1971 endurance events such as the Oss 24 hours, Barcelona 24 hours and the Bol D’Or at Le Mans placing 1-2-3 in most races | The SFC was Laverda’s flagship product | Orange was Laverda’s Racing Color

Laverda | Moto Laverda | Italian manufacturing company which produced high performance motorcycles | Founded in 1873 | Purchased by Aprilia in 2000 | Piaggio acquired the Aprilia Group in 2004 which included Laverda | Pic | Paul Coere

Alfa Romeo Montreal (1970-1977) Cutaway Drawing

The Alfa Romeo Montreal is a 2+2 coupé sports car produced by the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 1970 to 1977. The Alfa Romeo Montreal was introduced as a concept car in 1967 at Expo 67, held in Montreal, Canada. The body was designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone. Originally, the concept cars were displayed without any model name, but the public took to calling it The Montreal. The first production car, Tipo 105.64, was shown at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show and was quite different from the original, using a 2593 cc 90° dry-sump lubricated V8 engine with SPICA (Società Pompe Iniezione Cassani & Affini) fuel injection that produced around 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp), coupled to a five-speed ZF manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential. Source: Wikipedia

Modern Euro Icons Car Series Lancia Stratos HF Tipo 829

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The Lancia Stratos HF (Tipo 829), widely and more simply known as Lancia Stratos, is a sports car and rally car made by Italian car manufacturer Lancia. The HF stands for High Fidelity. It was a very successful rally car, winning the World Rally Championship in 1974, 1975 and 1976. (Wikipedia)
Design by Marcello Gandini at Bertone

Artwork by Tom Mayer, Monkey Crisis On Mars, San Diego, California, USA –
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Bizzarrini Manta, 1968. Bizzarrini was an Italian manufacturer founded by former Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and ISO engineer, Giotto Bizzarrini in the 1960s. The company built a small number of sport and racing automobiles before failing in 1969. The Manta was a prototype designed by Giugiaru based on the Corvette engined Bizzarrini P538S