driven to write
The site is driventowrite.com and it has some very good writing. Its from Ireland and England, and they share a fascination with Lancias, among other things. Two authors of note - Eóin Doyle, and Richard Herriot. I worked with Eóin on his Flavia article, and there was some pretty good discussion in the comments section. Richard wrote the following:
10 Nov 2021 at 08:06I read this
The attention to detail in an old Lancia is astonishing. Maybe some other marques have got close but I´ve never read about it. I suspect Bristol have some of the same thinking but the cars are not beautiful. A Lancia is to me more than a car; Lancia at its best is an unusual mix of the romantic and the rational. You have have some higher, emotional value to drive the intensely rational focus on factors like refinement, longevity and delight-to-use. Pretentious as it will sound I am forced to note that Lancia embodies the 3 Vitruvian principles. I recommend Geoff Goldberg´s site for further perusal. Perhaps the one snag is that it puts in perspective the fondness I have for the later cars such as Trevi, Dedra, Thema and Kappa. They are still charming but they fall a long way short of what was achieved before Fiat´s dead hand took a hold.
Like his fondness for this site, and also for both the romantic and the rational, and anyone who links Lancia to three Vitruvian principles (firmness, commodity and delight) is A-OK in my book!
Some great shots of the 1970 Stratos Zero introduction.... with models too. Glamour, and lots of it.
Early images of B20 body manufacturing are hard to find - the exact processes used at the time are rarely seen in photographs. Found in the Pirelli archives were these images of B20 production at Pinin Farina, published in their magazine, c. 1952. And the caption clearly recognizes the combination of artisanal craftsmanship and larger scale production, a fascinating aspect of these Lancias:
"The bodywork of the Lancia Aurelia b20 is built in the Pininfarina plant with a series of work that brings together the results of various artisanal productions."