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August 2010 - The Blackjack Guzzi.

Combine the speed and excitement of a racing Morgan and the agility and handling of a racing sidecar combination, and you get....the Blackjack Guzzi. It's motoring at its rawest. Driving the Blackjack never fails to put a huge smile on your face, although you'll be pulling dead flies out of your teeth for a week.

As a small volume car manufacturer the Blackjack Guzzi is all the work of one man, Richard Oakes. A graduate of the Royal College of Art and a former stylist with Ford and Aston Martin, Richard combines his wealth of experience with a passion for really good modern engineering. The 'Hammerhead' layout puts the drive, the power, a large proportion of the weight and roll stiffness at the front, were it belongs. The power comes from a 1100cc Moto Guzzi V-twin and to say the Blackjack is rapid, is an understatement.

If you ever get the chance to drive the Blackjack, grab it with both hands, but don't forget your tooth-pick!

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