Sono Olandese. Parlo solamente un poco Italiano.
I started to learn the Italian language because after I finished my college (College of Aeronautical & Automobile Engineering Chelsea London) in 1970, I was supposed to join Abarth. I even had a talk with sign. Carlo Scagliarini at the premises in the Corso Marche, not too far away from the Fiat plant Mirafiori!
All my life has turned around cars, so besides rebuilding a 2.0 l and a 2.4l Dino Coupé, I also started to write a book about my life, as well as a book about Dino.
Btw A Dino Coupé is a beautifull creation by Giorgetto Giugiaro, and was only built by Bertone!
Giurgetto was also responsable for the design of a.o. beautifull creations like a special body Ferrari 250GT SWB, Lamborghini Miura (initial sketches), DeLorean DMC-12, BMW M1,etc.
The hand of the master is unmistakenly present in so many designs. What a shame that he retired from car designing! I believe that a lot of todays designers should have a good look at the creations of Italdesign!
This does not mean that other designers have my interest, but like everybody, you are entitled to have your favourites!
Just to name a few more known designers: Pinin Farina, Frua, Tom Tjaarda, Gandini, Vignale, Fissore, Frua, and one that certainly should not be forgotten is our beloved Alfre"Dino"!