We were there.
The Great Stratos event at the Museo dell’Automobile di Torino. April 4th 2018.
Some forty years ago (indeed almost 50) It took a lot of guts and will to turn into reality the dream rally car only few dared to imagine, conceive, design, create and race to eventually achieve unprecedented world championships title in a row. Many of those who made this possible were all there when Enrico Borgogno and Thomas Popper presented their “Stratos” encyclopedia.
It was amazing to see and feel how many tons of passion, emotion, memories filled the auditorium It has been a moment to remember and I decided I would try to get a memorandum through the autographs of those I have met.
Now, all those in attendance may say: “I was there”.
Here is a list of some of them, at random.
Cesare Fiorio, Daniele Audetto, Gianni Tonti Emanuele Sanfront Marcello Gandini, Giampaolo Dallara, Luigino Floris Podda, Alfredo e Maria paola Stola Giambeppe Panicco Franco Listro Renato Ronco David Willie, Michael Robinson, Tony Carello, Tony Fassina, Amilcare Ballestrieri, Akira Harada, Simo Lampinen, Bruno Cena, Benedetto Camerana, e…last but not least Rodolfo Gaffino Rossi.
For more names, hunt for their names in the image.
According to inside sources in Modena, a famous Italian company has recently agreed with a mysterious Chinese start-up for the development and application of a revolutionary system to grant unlimited range to the EV Supercar of the future.
Reportedly the principle is based on nuclear fusion produced in a micro and ultracompact reactor.
The highly secretive development is based on the 1920 suggestion by Mr. Arthur Eddington that the fusion of hydrogen and helium could be the primary source of stellar energy. Quantum tunneling was discovered by Friedrich Hund in 1929, and shortly afterwards Robert Atkinson and Fritz Houtermans used the measured masses of light elements to show that large amounts of energy could be released by fusing small nuclei. (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fusion)
The benefits in automotive transport of a small battery the size of two Coffe Mugs and the weight benefit of such a battery have long been recognized by research institutes around the world. What has been missing so far is the technology to start and control the reactor in any of environments and every operating conditions.
The Chinese start-up have reportedly succeeded in solving the problem using know-how available within the Chinese military industry but no patent has been applied for to secure toppo secret on the revolutionary concept and details.
The chairman of the Chinese start-up has approached the executives, in Modena in a most surprising twist says our sources. He asked to talk to the company top executive to complain after having destroying his one-million dollar supercar in a all-by-myself experience from which he came out without the slightest injury.
The collection that Stratos collectors cannot afford to miss.
Only a couple of passionates fan of the Lancia Stratos can imagine and dare to create the largest collection of anything Lancia Stratos by Bertone and eventually produce what can comfortably be described as the "bible of the Stratos". Enrico Borgogno and world famous Thomas Popper did it.And here come the outcome of many years of word. It consists of 5 tomes plus a set videos on CDs (for a total of 8 hours of entertainment) and it is being presented at the Museo dell'Automobile in Torino on Aprl 4th at 5:30 p.m.
If you are in the area or a fan of the Lancia Stratos by Bertone make a reservation to attend. You should stay in Torino overnight so that you can meet Leonardo Fiordavanti and thous his exhibiton.
The whole package (produced in a limited series of 750 of which 500 reserved for Lancia Stratos owner) can be purchased on line at www.repartocorselancia.com at € 985. The single Volume 1 comes at € 165.