This is an interesting photo, a father and son business in a little back street of Milan – manufacturing car parts! Can you guess from the racking behind what sort of parts?
Pistons. Yes, hundreds and hundreds of pistons, they even had their own foundry on right the premises! I was fortunate to travel there with a client to have a set of Ferrari 275GTB 2 cam pistons made to my own specification.
This company stocked and manufactured pistons for Triumph Motorcycles, Bedford Trucks or Ferraris and in fact anything in between. These days a machinist can put a lump of alloy into a CNC machine and out comes a piston, where’s the passion in that? These guys were so passionate about their work you cannot fail to admire them.  If anyone would like more information on this company, I’m sure I have their catalogue somewhere in my library!