An Italian Bull by Brett Rogers

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Spotted on the front of an LP550 Murcielago at Constitution Dock Hobart, Tasmania.

Ferrucio Lamborghini was born under the sign of Taurus. Legend has it that the successful Italian industrialist was shunned by Enzo Ferrari, after trying to discuss some problems he’d had with his own 250GT.

Not to be outdone, Ferrucio, already the manufacturer of a very successful range of tractors, determined to beat Enzo at his own game. Thus was born the Lamborghini car marque and the famous badge featuring Taurus the bull.

Ferrucio employed some of the finest talents in automobile design and engineering Italy has ever produced, including ex-Ferrari employees Giotto Bizzarini, designer of their magnificent, hand assembled quad cam V12, and Gian Paolo Dallara. A limited range of front-engined V12 GT cars such as the 350GT & 400GT followed, then, in 1966, Lamborghini released the Miura. The rest, is history…

The Murcielago, unlike other recent, lesser V-10 engined Lamborghini models, continues to use a much-modified version of Bizzarini’s fabulous all alloy quad cam V12, and was, perhaps, the final, true spiritual successor to Ferrucio Lamborghini’s original 350GT.

Copyright Brett Rogers 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Captured with Fuji Finepix digital.

Tasmanian Brett Rogers captures landscape, cityscape, and architectural photographs in and around his home town of Hobart. He also provides quality black and white film processing services and tuition in traditional film photography.

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  • Jason Asher
    Jason Asherover 3 years ago

    Nice one Brett, love how it had just been rained on, and love the lambos too.

  • Mmm yes, I think Cranky Frank Sinatra said it best: People who want to be somebody drive a Ferrari. People who are somebody drive a Lamborghini. Of course, he at one stage owned a Miura with (if I’m not mistaken) a specially trimmed pigskin interior.

    I’ve always been impressed by Ferraris, but there are few cars I covet more than the original Miura or Espadas. Sadly, although the newer models go like all the hounds of hell are chasing them, I think they’ve lost something compared to the earlier models. But when I found this one, with a proper Bizzarini quad camshaft V12, in central Hobart – a place not known for a having a preponderance of Lamborghinis (this example had Victorian plates), well, I just had to take a couple of shots.

    – Brett Rogers

  • Jason Asher
    Jason Asherover 3 years ago

    Of course mate! I agree though, the new lambo’s seem to be too “refined” or something, the old ones had a certain amount of insanity which suited them nicely :)

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