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Tuscany’s Treasures – Val d’Orcia: A Wonderful Idea

When you think about Tuscany, it’s very probable that you imagine green and golden hills, covered by vineyards, and long, winding roads closed between two lines of tall and pointy cypresses. Maybe you don’t know, but if you have imagined the scene, you have just seen the Orcia Valley, Val d’Orcia in Italian. Continue reading

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Hollywood Supercars 5: General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard

Featuring its shining orange color and the “drifting and jumping” driving style of Bo and Luke Duke, General Lee quickly became an icon of its time. Seen between 1979 and 1985 in “The Dukes of Hazzard” television series, General Lee (often simply referred as “the General”) is a modified 1969 Dodge Charger which features a Confederate flag on its roof (symbol of the indomable spirit of indipendence of many southern US States), welded shut doors (which forced the Duke cousins to jump in and out through the windows), American Racing Vector 8×15” or 8.5×15” alloy rims, and a horn which plays the first twelve notes of the song “Dixie”, an anthem for the Southern United States. Continue reading

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Hollywood Supercars 4: the “real” Supercar

Michael Knight was a lucky guy. In fact, not many men had the chance to drive a real supercar which features turbo boost, can jump, talk. And even few can name the car after their family. The name of world renown KITT from Knight Rider’s american series with David Hasselhoff, in fact, stands for Knight Industries Two Thousand. This futuristic supercar was based on a supermodified 1982 Pontiac Trans Am and featured some of those qualities that every driving and racing fan could possibly love in a car. Continue reading

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Hollywood Supercars 3: Batmobile Inspirations – The Tumbler

During his 75-years-and-more anti-criminal activity, multi-millionaire Mr. Bruce Wayne (a.k.a. the Batman) has had the best that life could give a man. In fact, being a multi-millionaire superhero seems to bring a lot of benefits, from partying with some of the most beautiful girls ever (Nicole Kidman, Kim Basinger and Michelle Pfeiffer just to name a few) to have at complete disposal an arsenal of bat-tools which could make feel McGuyver absolutely useless. But since our life (and our blog) is dedicated to supercars, there is only one benefit we really envy to the masked vigilante: driving the Batmobile. Continue reading

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Hollywood Supercars 2: I… Audi RSQ

Presented first in 2004 at the New York International Auto Show, Audi RSQ featured from its birth plenty of details which made it legitimately a really-super-supercar. This concept car was developed by Audi for use as product placement in the 2004 movie I, Robot, based on Isaac Asimov’s short-story collection and which featured Will Smith and was directed by Alex Proyas (a cult-movie habitué, since he rose to fame as the director of Brandon Lee’s The Crow in 1994). Continue reading

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Hollywood Supercars 1: DeLorean DMC-12 is back… to the future

There are many examples of supercars which made us dream since we saw them the first time on the big screen, while watching a Hollywood blockbuster movie. Few, anyway, reach cult-level as the mighty Back to the Future movies’ DeLorean DMC-12. With its signature gull-wing doors, this timeless supercar made us fall in love since first sight, thanks to its catchy design which looked stunningly futuristic in 1985 and stunningly retro today. The fact that DMC-12 is both a supercar AND an Hollywood icon makes its legacy even mightier. Continue reading

2 expert tips to drive on snowy and icy roads (Part 2)

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After last week’s first tips to drive in winter, we got in touch again with Chris Gilardoni, rally driver, head mechanic and owner of Gilautosport (http://www.gilautosport.ch) and asked for a couple of new hints.

This week we cover the topic of parking (which can be tricky when temperature goes below zero °C and is quite an important topic in terms of security) and finding the right feeling with the car in the safest way possible. Continue reading

2 expert tips to drive on snowy and icy roads (Part 1)

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Winter has come and most of us plan to spend a few days (or weeks, for the lucky ones) travelling with the family. If you live in the northern emisphere, odds say you could be facing the fascinating and particular conditions of driving in winter. Driving across the Alps on snowy roads is an experience that everyone should enjoy once in a lifetime. Doing it in a safe way is a must.

While we get ready for our winter trip, we thought you could benefit from 2 experts tips to drive in winter, so we asked Chris Gilardoni, rally driver, head mechanic and owner of Gilautosport (http://www.gilautosport.ch) to give us a couple of hints. Continue reading

Have a Fun-Filled and Memorable Trip with Luxury Car Hire in Europe

Europe is nothing but an enchanted continent. Every place or country you visit gives its appeal and presence felt, quite strongly. Either you travel along the great Berlin wall or what is left of it or the great Rivera, every part of this continent has its appeal. Such exotic places, although, need an equally magnificent car to complete the picture, and, therefore, are born this idea of a luxury car hires.
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