It was with a car. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the 1973 Maserati Bora. So says that bottomless pit of information, Wikipedia, it was a super coupe created in the late '60s when the Italian brand was under Citroën's control. With a mid-mounted V8 engine, it was meant to rival the Lamborghini Muira and De Tomaso Mangusta.
Until 12:20 pm today, I did not know the Bora existed - and now I want one so badly I'm prepared to do terrible, terrible things to get one...
All kidding aside (maybe...), it's one of the reasons I've always been so gaga over the realm of the automobile. It's a subject that can't be mastered - like using chopsticks or walking in high heels, erra, so I'm told.
Despite my best efforts, there are always people, stories and well, cars, I've never heard of before. Like Neo in The Matrix I want take the red pill to see how far the rabbit hole goes (wow...). Like Oliver Twist, 'Please, sir, I want some more.' You get the picture.
Actually, in truth, I learned about two other autos today I've never heard of before. This MV-1, a made-in-'merica, custom-designed vehicle for people in wheelchairs and - after filling Banovsky's inbox with stuff on the Maserati Bora - this Ligier JS2, a ride he recently feel upon and feel for. Apparently, it was built and raced in a late '60s by a company started by former French rugby player, Guy Ligier.
What have you stumbled upon recently, that's revved your engine?