The Lancia Fulvia – A Gentleman’s Choice.

Merry Christmas to all! 

It’s been a while since we featured a car properly here on the Bandit. A spate of events, both back in SoCal and in Dubai have kept us on our toes, capturing the car culture that brings us together as enthusiasts.

This means, however, that the chance to properly understand one car was one we were looking forward to. To that end, we set out to remedy the situation.

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Trancas Market Cars and Coffee – September Edition.

Our first outing in Los Angeles turns out to be an absolute doozy. 

A big part of car culture includes ‘Cars and Coffee’ events. Regardless of where you are, there’s a cars and coffee event taking place somewhere close by. The frequency, the attendance and the cars might differ, but the concept remains mostly the same.

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New York City – Officine Autodromo.

We sat down with Bradley Price of Autodromo, a brand that we’ve been fans of for a while. This is our second story of three from New York City. 

No, this isn’t Hodinkee and no, we’re not turning into a lifestyle blog.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, you must be wondering why we’ve got a photograph with watches as the header image for this post.

We will explain in due course, while also introducing you to Autodromo.

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Los Angeles – Period Correct

The words ‘period correct’ have assumed a new significance in the last few years with the growth of classic car culture. If you’re driving a classic car, you’re not supposed to wear Air Jordans. You’re also not supposed to put a Panasonic sound system in your car and you certainly shouldn’t be rolling on big chrome wheels.

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1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso – An effortlessly elegant Italian in a red dress.

They say you should never meet your heroes. We did…

Like most regular car guys, I was introduced to Ferrari in car magazines, the old Top Gear and in conversation with friends. We’d talk about our favourite Ferraris, discussing performance figures like bankers talk about interest rates. At the time, the over the top Ferrari to lust after was the Enzo, with its chart beating acceleration and jet-fighter looks. Looking back, among my peers, it was socially unacceptable to not like Ferrari. Anything with a prancing horse was the equivalent of automotive gold.
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Assyl Yacine – The Gentleman Driver.

We’d like to formally introduce the ‘gentleman driver’. 

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Regular readers of the Nocturnal Bandit may have noticed a recurring theme in a number of the classic car stories that have appeared on these pages. On numerous occasions, a ‘gentleman driver’ has appeared in the story. He is frequently presented as a man who simply puts on his driving gloves, waits for the engine to get warm and at the opportune moment, buries the loud pedal deep into the floorboards of whichever car we are in. Today, I’d like to formally introduce you to him.

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