Dead Center • Friday Fun

Dead Center Instead of a blossoming flower I selected two famous car wheels. Which is not to say I don’t like blossoming flowers. It’s just that details of vintage sports cars make my heart beat a little faster. And if they’re Italian so much the better…

The photo on top (although not strictly dead center) features the wheel of the Lamborghini Miura. The dreaded state it was in was caused by the Greek singer/rally driver Kokotas leaving it in the Athens Hilton car park for over 40 years!

No wonder the wheel looks somewhat like a wilted flower.

For more photos of this most beautiful car ever built, right after its ‘barn find’, click here (if you can call the Hilton car park a ‘barn’…) Interesting detail: Kokotas was given this Miura by his even more well-to-do friend, the Greek shipping tycoon Onassis.

Dead center Alfa Romeo Montreal Wheel
Dead center: Alfa Romeo logo

Finally, a wheel ‘in full bloom’… In case any of you Americans aren’t familiar with the logo dead center in this wheel, it’s that of the famous (well… at least in Europe) brand Alfa Romeo. It is the wheel of a Montreal.

If you’d like to read a little more on this second most beautiful sports car ever built, this is the place to click.