We’re delighted that Stefano Macaluso will be joining our host JP Rathgen for the latest instalment of Classic Driver Live from the newly launched Fondazione Gino Macaluso. Comprising a superb selection of ex-Works rally and post-War GT cars, the jaw-dropping collection of the Italian former championship-winning rally navigator and horological entrepreneur is the focal point of the new foundation, which aims to educate people about the cars’ indelible social and cultural imprint, something about which Gino felt very passionately. “My father always considered cars to be the 20th century’s most vivid cultural and artistic expressions and we founded the Fondazione Gino Macaluso Per L’Auto Storica as a continuation of this idea,” explained Stefano, who worked alongside his father at Girard-Perregaux for 10 years. “He thought cars resulted from the genius of designers and engineers – Michelangelo created artworks and sculptures during the Renaissance, but my father held Alec Issigonis and Giorgetto Giugiaro in the same esteem.” Our man Rémi Dargegen recently visited the Fondazione Gino Macaluso, so you can find all the background information you need ahead of the Classic Driver Live session with Stefano Macaluso in our Instagram channel at 1900 CET/1800 BST on 30 June by clicking here. Of course, if you can’t catch the conversation live, head to our IGTV channel or return to this page afterwards to catch up.
Photo: Rémi Dargegen for Classic Driver © 2020