Degler Calendar is a new product created for lovers of automotive art and culture. Each year will be focused on a specific automotive theme: the first 2014 edition pays tribute to the concept cars built by Bertone, from the 1947 Fiat Barchetta to the 2010 Alfa Romeo Pandion.
The selection of 12 unique models – considered among the most important concept cars in automotive history and located in museums and private collections around the world – were shot by the Degler Studio founder, automotive photographer and former Bertone designer Piotr Degler.
For the presentation of the calendar, Degler has also produced an interesting 7 minute video – reported below – featuring interviews with Bertone Design Director Mike Robinson and legendary designer and former general manager of Stile Bertone Marcello Gandini, who penned iconic cars like the 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo, the 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero and the Lamborghini Miura and Countach.
In the video Marcello Gandini explains how the concept cars built in the past were almost “fully working” vehicles, very different from today’s concept, defined as “fake cars – fiberglass cars, basically just a bit more than maquettes.”
The Calendar is printed in Italy on 54x36cm large-format paper and is available in three version: without any frame, with a black anodized aluminum frame or in the Collector’s Edition, featuring a glossy carbon fibre frame and a numbered plate on the back.
The calendar is available for purchase at http://www.deglercalendar.com/
The Concept Cars
- 1947 Fiat Barchetta
- 1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
- 1967 Lamborghini Marzal
- 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo
- 1969 Autobianchi Runabout
- 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero
- 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo
- 1984 Chevrolet Ramarro
- 1999 Alfa Romeo Bella
- 2003 Bertone Birusa
- 2007 Fiat Barchetta
- 2010 Alfa Romeo Pandion
(Image Courtesy: Degler Studio for Car Body Design)