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I was born in 1952 and have always lived in Bologna, Italy, although I have travelled a great deal around the world. My passion for automobiles started when I was 12 and watched my first car races at Bologna-Passo della Raticosa. However, for a long time I had enjoyed myself drawing cars on the walls of my father’s business in anticipation of modern day graffiti artists . I graduated as a technical and artistic draftsman and began to work designing buildings and interior spaces.
My first job as a car designer was at a manufacturer of campers and mobile homes (caravans), but I continued to work as a freelance graphic illustrator for several advertisement agencies. Soon afterwards I founded my own company and became the designer of exclusive decorative articles which I then had manufactured in the Far East and imported into Europe.
The enduring interest in racing cars led me to the passion for painting them and since the 70s I have had the fortune to collaborate as an illustrator with Autosprint and Rombo. You can now find my works in Autosprint , Ruoteclassiche, Autocollezione Magazine , Klassieke techniek-Nl , and other collectors’ magazines. My paintings and drawings have been published in several books (Trento – Bondone , Autobianchi Abarth A112, Alpine A110 Les Bleues Italiennes). I have shown my works in collective and individual exhibits in Italy and other countries.
I also cooperate with renowned auto experts and coach builders in the reconstruction of the original lines of classic cars that have been in accidents or otherwise modified. That work is accomplished with the help of a huge archive of photographic material spanning from 1908 to the present day, some of which has never been published, of my own belonging and put together in thirty years of research and acquisitions.
In addition, I develop scale models for publishing houses and follow the entire project, from taking the pictures of the actual vehicles to the production of the finished models in China. I am the curator of several collections of models and my “children” are the “Alfa Romeo Sport Collection”, Airplanes “Ali d’Italia”, “Valentino Rossi” bikes for Fabbri/Gazzetta dello Sport . I have also developed the Abarth collection , Mile Miglia, Moto Guzzi collection, the Alfa Romeo Centenary collection, the Fiat 500 Abarth and Alfa Romeo Duetto, New Holland escavator and Alfa Romeo Giulia in 1:8 scale to build up for Hachette, among many others.
I invite you all to visit my website www.gabrieleguidetti.com, where you can find some of my works and available prints and lithographs of my creation. I accept commissions from publishing houses, sponsors of racing teams, classic auto clubs and private clients.
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