ENGINE ROUTE is a community created with passion and the desire to contribute significantly to the maintenance of the cars’ souls and stories alive. Providing unique images and tales (from past and today), we try to keep active the interest of all the older and latest cars’ enthusiasts. This site, which presents a selection of our most thrilling experiences in the Automotive world since we worked for, would celebrate the foresight and talent of the figures who made great the “Four Wheel” history, from its beginning to the present. By way of fascinating reportages, we travel through the essential stages of the manufacturers, cars, races, and people working in our field, with passion and knowledge. We are genuinely inspired by the love for this extraordinary world that we were fortunate enough to live from inside, and we have high hope to pass down our passion to the people who visit us.
Alessandro Villani is a car designer based in Milano. For his thesis degree in Transportation Design at IAAD (Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design) in Turin, he succeeded an internship at Dallara Automobili, working side by side with the design team in Varano de Melegari’s factory. Looking for a soon return in his beloved hometown, he got a stage at Camal Studio in Turin until, in October 2018, he started a collaboration as a freelance designer with Borromeo de Silva, a design studio in Milano where he still working today.
Francesco Reggiani started writing and shooting about cars in 2011 for Italian magazines such as EVO, Automobilismo d’Epoca, and Auto. He has a love for classic cars and, since 2015, has been granted a “back-stage pass” at various restoration workshops to follow and document the rebirth of some classic-beauty icon built by the Maranello factory. In 2018 has been published his first book on Ferrari – Ferrari Engines – edited by Haynes Publishing and translated in four languages.