Perfectly Formed

Why can’t we have decent car names anymore? They can’t all be used up and taken, surely. I saythis purely selfishly as I have fallen slightly for a dainty Italian creature.And it is an Alfa Romeo. And why not? They have been building sports cars longer than anyone else in Italy. Since 1910,they have managed…

From carpentry to mechanics

The Mechanists Interview and photographs by Jasper Schwering Hi Alex, would you like to introduce yourself? Who are you and what do you do for a living? Hi, I’m Alex(ander) Frisse-Bremann, I’m a trained carpenter and I live in Neumarkt, Bavaria. Since 2012 I’ve been working for NAKATANENGA. Initially I was involved in building their…

Designer Tommaso Spinzi makes you sit in S-Class

Taking cues from the legendary Mercedes of the 1960s, the Gentlemen Driving Armchair was created to be the perfect chair for classic car enthusiasts. [Founder of Spinzi Design, Tommaso Spinzi is a creative designer and Interior Decoration and Furniture Design consultant.] Exuding the quality and style of those bulletproof Mercedes saloons, the design of the…

Ultimate Getaway: Bentley Continental GT Convertible

The Mechanists Steering Wheel

I’ll let you on a dirty little secret: I have a thing for driving GTs in the countryside and I think you should too. My definition of a great GT car is one that makes you feel as if you’re driving a private jet on the road. In essence: Effortless speed in sumptuous comfort. A…

The Most Extreme Jaguar in Wales / Project 8

As the season is changing faster than ever, I remember that not so long ago I was on a sun-filled trip exploring North East of Wales, hosted by my friends at Jaguar. A true celebration of British lifestyle and heritage, we took to the scenic roads of the local countryside in the new XE SV…

Porsche Spring Meeting

Club event is something I have never been to, neither considered to go to be honest. I have always been attracted to events that bring a lot of people from different background and cars, Le Mans Classic and Goodwood Revival are the one I am talking about. So it was a delight to accept the invitation…

Alfa Romeo GTA or GTAm?

In 1962, the successor of the very popular Giulietta series was introduced. This car was the Alfa Romeo Giulia, internally called the “Series 105”. The coupé of the 105 series, used the shortened floorpan from the Giulia Berlina and was designed by Bertone. The name of the car evolved from Giulia Sprint GT to Giulia Sprint and to GTJ (Junior) and GTV (Veloce)…

„Only Flying is better“

The slogan was used by Mercedes-Benz to introduce the successor of the 300SL Gullwing, the 300SL Roadster. In 1957 open-top two-seaters were incredibly popular which lead to the decision to convert the legendary W198, Gullwing, into its roadster version. The production of Mercedes’ new highlight started in 1957 and ended in 1963. The main frame…

Dream car of the 50’s.

The word Gullwing, was entirely new interpreted in the 50’s. Ever since then, Mercedes-Benz fans turn their heads with admiration as soon as the word flies through the air. The 300 SL is a 1950’s dream car and one of the most famous vehicles from the brand with the star. The roots of the legendary sports car…

Some Handmade Pieces of Motoring History

“Motivated by the work of designer Malcolm Sayer, creator of the Jaguar E-type, The Mechanists have translated an iconic shape from a most iconic car into a line of sterling silver bracelets.” Visit the shop HERE “Handmade in the United Kingdom, each bracelet is available with either a choice of sterling silver chain or a…