Tyred and emotional
THE inclusion of several male models in this year’s Pirelli Calendar prompted us to ask whether it would appeal to women as much as to men.
It seems the answer is a resounding ‘‘yes’’, judging by the number of women who entered and who figured strongly in the list of final winners.
Anne Costello, of New South Wales, takes home the first prize of a set of Pirelli Cinturato tyres, plus a copy of this year’s calendar, with her answer that: The Pirelli Calendar’s artistic, sexy flair would appeal to both men and women everywhere. Women love the artistic sleekness. The sensual women are men’s weakness.
The calendar winner in Victoria is Jessie Worthington, with: There’s a heroine named Julianne Moore, who goes out to war, to even the score, kicks skinny models out the door, women’s image finally restored!
In Queensland, the calendar went to Delia Tindal, who demanded: It’s sexy. It’s stylish. It’s fun. It’s everything appealing rolled into one. Please put my name on the list of who’s won!
The South Australia/Northern Territory calendar went to Ron Gray for: Pirelli makes you want to be, exactly what the eyes do see. For male and female I do feel, youth and beauty will always appeal.
In Tasmania, the winning entry was Jill King’s: Man or woman, car or tyre. It makes no difference which we admire. VIP or mere mortal, we all appreciate the Pirelli portal.
And Rod Birch won the West Australian calendar with a clever play on the Pirelli spelling: Pictures of sheer beauty. Iconic tyre brand. Revered by others. Elect to choose distinction. Let him admire. Let her adore. Inspiration and quality beyond gender.
IT’’S not red or sexy, but this is a Ferrari. Hidden beneath the billowing black blankets is the coming replacement for the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.
It is caught by Carparazzi on a road near Ferrari’s Maranello home base in Italy and it doesn’t take much imagination to strip away the disguise of a car that is expected to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Carparazzi reports the bodywork will have a frontal design close to the latest 458 speedster and a four-tailpipe exhaust system.
It will also have a prominent rear hatchback to make the 612 more practical than the mid- engined members of the Ferrari family. The 612 successor is also expected to have an advanced all-wheel-drive system, seven-speed doubleclutch transmission and a 6.3-litre V12 engine producing 500kW.
The package is promising a 0-100km/h of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 335km/h.