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Lambo Through the Looking Glass

Lambo Through the Looking Glass

Lamborghini is an unlikely survivor. Competitors—Iso, Bizzarini, Facel-Vega, ATS, AC, Bristol, Jensen; earlier competitors like Bugatti, Pegaso, Talbot-Lago, Dual-Ghia (to mix a bag) are gone. The entire high-buck market seems increasingly to be the property of Mercedes and BMW, and, of course, Porsche and Ferrari. In quick order: to the Geneva auto salon for two...

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Innocence, Chuck Brahms, and the Classical Corvette

Innocence, Chuck Brahms, and the Classical Corvette

Len Frank on Chuck Brahms’ Corvette Italia by Scaglietti. Original publication information not known; written in 1987 First Part The way the story begins is, an American Innocent (try Rock Hudson’s role in the film version of Edna Ferber’s “Giant” for a model) finds out that the broken crankshaft in the Ferrari Monza he’s been...

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The Way of the Shield of Vincenzo Florio

The Way of the Shield of Vincenzo Florio

It’s a Long Way to Collesano Written by Len Frank in 1987, and previously unpublished to our knowledge. I can see it still, as clearly as if it were in front of my eyes: it’s a photo of Nino Vacarella, the hero of Sicily, coming at me in a squat red Ferrari prototype, probably a...

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

“March 15, 1985: Kenny K. has asked me to race his Alfa Giulietta Sprint Veloce at the Monterey Historics in August. Naturally I say yes…” – Len Frank Inset photography by David Gooley March 15, 1985: Kenny K. has asked me to race his Alfa Giulietta Sprint Veloce at the Monterey Historics in August. Naturally...

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I Drive What I Drive

I Drive What I Drive

And you’ll have to pry my cold dead fingers off the shift knob… Len Frank on his Sunbeam Tiger. Date written unknown; previously unpublished I just bought a car and I can hardly wait to tell you what and why. Buying a car in itself is not such an unusual act—about two cars a second...

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Salon: Alfa Romeo Giulia Tubolare Zagato

Salon: Alfa Romeo Giulia Tubolare Zagato

“The TZ was late, maybe as much as three, four, five years late. How could such a marvelous thing, such a paragon of the vintage circuits, have been called late?”Len Frank on building a vintage racer Originally published in Road & TrackInset Photos by Matt Stone Automotive architecture for a moment: it’s 1952 and Ford...

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1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

1963 Studebaker Avanti R2

Len Frank on the car that even Studebaker couldn’t kill, as first published in Motor Trend, February, 1982 Let us consider the following: Studebaker, Raymond Loewy, Sherwood Egbert, the Avanti; a corporation, two people, and a car. Elements that just do not exist singly in an enthusiast car magazine vacuum. Simple enough to write about...

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Luxury Defined

Luxury Defined

An unfinished manuscript by Len Frank, previously unpublished Note: In this piece of work, we gain insight into how Len approached the researching of a new article, and how he gathered information to help frame the piece. It is presented unedited and in complete, however it still tells an interesting story. LUXURY:the use and enjoyment...

 

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