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Suixtil: Interview with Vincent Metais about the Revival of a Legendary Brand

Suixtil: Interview with Vincent Metais about the Revival of a Legendary Brand

Fangio's Shirt Once synonymous with Formula 1’s top drivers, the Suixtil brand all but vanished after the death of its founder in the 1960s. Vincent Metais has made it his mission to revive the Suixtil name. Juan Manuel Fangio, Cuba 1957, ©Robert Pauley You may have noticed some of the classic race cars featured in our Gentlemen Drivers series carrying the Suixtil logo. You may have even wondered what it was and how the name is pronounced. To look at the genesis of this brand, we have to wind the clock back nearly 70 years to the rule of Juan...

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Suixtil: The Story and Revival of the First Professional Racing Gear

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Suixtil: The Story and Revival of the First Professional Racing Gear

Suit up and step aboard the Suixtil time machine The eagle-eyed among you will have spotted the distinctive Suixtil logo at historic motorsport events across the world (such as Goodwood Festival of Speed, Le Mans or Mille Miglia), be it stitched onto a driver’s shirt, or adorning the bodywork of a priceless classic. This is the story of the clothing brand inherently linked to the golden era of motorsport… Founded in Argentina in the early 1930s, Suixtil capitalised on the immense popularity of motorsport and car racing and quickly became the clothing brand for racing drivers. The mastermind was Salomon...

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BMW 507 Roadster – The legend

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BMW 507 Roadster – The legend

The legendary BMW 507 Roadster no longer needs to be presented. In any case, it is one of the most beautiful cars BMW has ever produced, and it will always remain one of the most important design icons of the 1950s.     The new BMW Roadster was unveiled at the Frankfurt IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung - German automobile show) in the autumn of 1955 in front of an enthusiastic audience. It was produced from 1956 to 1959. At first, about a thousand copies were to be exported to the USA every year, but the production was too expensive and ended...

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Interview with Igor Panitz

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Interview with Igor Panitz

Igor Panitz is a german professional photographer based in Stuttgart, Germany.     How long have you been based in Stuttgart and worked as a professional photographer? I was born in Stuttgart and never moved. Since I’m travelling so much for my job I always enjoyed having a strong base where I belong to. I started my first studio in 1990 as a photographer for stills and people. In the first years I worked mostly for Stuttgart based agencies and companies, later my jobs became more and more international.   How did you get into photography? My father was a camera mechanic. So,...

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BMW Z8

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BMW Z8

The BMW Z8 (internal design model E52) is a sports car from the Munich-based automobile manufacturer BMW. From March 2000 to July 2003, 5703 copies were produced by hand (555 of the Z8 were sold by the automotive manufacturer Alpina).   BMW Alpina Roadster V8 (2002-2003)   The model, which was based on the roadster BMW 507 produced from 1956 to 1959, was designed by Henrik Fisker. The interior designed by Mike Ninic and Bruno Amatino and the steering wheel by David Carp. A prototype under the name of Z 07 supervised by Adrian van Hooydonk and David Carp in...

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