Monday 13 July 2015


Ducati UK has announced the launch of the 2015 Ducati ‘Speciale’ Challenge, a competition to find the best modified Ducati in the UK.

Ducati Diavel Carbon – Ducati Performance

1299 Ducati Panigale S accessorised

Ducati has always been synonymous with performance and design and most Ducati customers modify their bike in some way using the extensive array of Ducati Performance accessories available. To celebrate some of the best examples of self-expression by UK Ducatisti, Ducati UK will invite six finalists to display their bikes at the Silverstone round of the British Superbikes Championship on the 3rd and 4th October. Here a panel of judges led by Tim Maccabee, Managing Director of Ducati UK will jointly select the winner and runner up before awarding the trophies at the hospitality unit.

The winner of the Challenge will receive a bespoke trophy by designer Dan Taylor, £1000 worth of Ducati Performance vouchers and a 2016 season pass for two for Ducati hospitality at selected BSB rounds. The runner up will also receive a bespoke trophy and £500 worth of Ducati Performance vouchers. The remaining four finalists will each receive a £250 Ducati Performance voucher.

The bikes will be displayed outside the Ducati UK hospitality unit in the main Silverstone paddock where the race day crowd will have chance to view the final entries. The finalists and a guest will also have the opportunity to enjoy Ducati hospitality throughout the weekend.

Ducati Monster 1200S Ducati Performance

To take part in the competition, please email your entries to with images and a description of modifications made. The deadline for entries will be the 1st September with the finalists announced on the 14th September.

All Ducati Performance vouchers are to a value including VAT and can only be redeemed by purchasing official Ducati accessories and/or apparel from an official UK Ducati dealer. By entering the competition entrants agree to their names and bike images being posted on the website, Facebook and other social media channels.

Friday 10 July 2015


This post is dedicated to Vespisti around the world who have made the Vespa what it is today – immortal. How do you Vespa?

Enjoy over 470 more pictures in the brand new Veloce book!

Vespas have split opinions ever since they first appeared on the scene. The members of one camp bemoan “those horrible things,” while those in the other camp develop a twinkle in their eyes. For some, it’s just another motor scooter, for others, a revelation, and, for a few, an entire religion. Born in the turmoil of the immediate postwar years, the Vespa grew up in the Swingin’ Fifties, came of age in the Golden Sixties, and remains immortal in the third millennium.

Eighteen million Vespas have buzzed their way into the world since 1946. Stood end to end, they would form a line measuring 32,000 kilometres – 20,000 miles – in length. This is an almost inconceivable statistic, as with many things that transcend conventional measures and at some point achieve cult status.
How did the little machine come so far? The answer is simple. The Vespa has always remained the Vespa, true to itself, and has what others lack: real character!

This book tells the Vespa’s story via over 470 photos, corrects many misconceptions and lets the reader become immersed in the culture of Vespa and la bella vita.

Vespa – The Story of a Cult Classic in Pictures by Günther Uhlig is available now! Order your copy here.

Wednesday 1 July 2015


A look back at some of our Instagram highlights from last month ...

Alfa Romeo Giulia at Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2015
Photo by @DriveGuideGuru

We celebrated the arrival of our new book Vespa – The Story of a Cult Classic in Pictures.

Happy 105th anniversary to ‪‎Alfa Romeo‬! Founded as A.L.F.A (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) on June 24, 1910.

One of several Lola T70's on track at Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or.
Photo by @DriveGuideGuru

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