Did you guessed that we have a complicated relationship with cars and motorcycles? Well, considering the fact that one of us is particularly in love with vintage cars, the ones that’s pretty hard to find around, we decided to tour a bit to spot some goodies.
One shot, one kill. We took our car and went to Switzerland. Kessel. Among all the things they do(they are Ferrari, Maserati and Bentley retailers), their team takes part in the Ferrari Challenge and they also created the Kessel Classic. A mystic place where you smile and cry at the same time once you get in. Even an holy man would lose his mind in less than 5 minutes.
Here and there you’ll spot both classic yet impossible to find models by Ferrari, Porsche, Alfa Romeo and many other breathtaking cars. Everything randomly placed, like clothes thrown into your bedroom right after a tough night out. After the first 5 minutes spent laughin’ while checking what was surrounding us, we noticed a guy that was staring at us through the thick lenses of his ‘’Harry Potter-styled’’ glasses. This guy was way way younger than the newest car we checked since we entered the ‘’temple’’. Keep in mind that this young fellow’s knowledge in matter of cars beats yours (and ours too of course) big time.
Kessel people are farsighted. In an historical period in which the ‘’vintage-car business’’ seems to work out pretty well, they are investing significantly into this field. ‘’Old’’ is the future then, keep this in mind. Ruben – who is still 17yr old – is following a precise program at school, which allows him to spend a lot of hours at the garage while studying the rudiments of the mechanics behind the sport cars we can drive today. Just to recap the whole thing: Ruben is the future of the past. ‘Nuff clear?
When asked why he decided to work in a garage with beautiful old cars and not beautyful new cars, his answer was simple: ‘’working on this kind of cars is way more difficult than working on new ones.. and more difficult means more fun’’. In his opinion the best car he had the chance to work on was a Deltone S4 and he says so ‘cause ‘’in that car nothing is where is meant to be, changing a simple bulb means sticking your head right to the bottom of the coffer, where a ton of tiny components stuck precisely one into the other in order to make the whole structure lighter and more powerful. And this is crazy good.’’ Heard that I felt like I needed to open up one engine to check how is it really made on the inside. I gave up tho, better staring with respect at the magic of this job, made by a guy, who’s only seventeen years old.
Here you can see a gallery of a Ferrari 275 GTB4 shot by Orazio Truglio that show you how Kessel Classic works.