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Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist.
Von Teese is fond of wearing elaborate lingerie such as corsets and stockings, and, in her words, "puts the tease back into striptease" with long, complex dance shows complete with props and characters.
She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002.
She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. She also acts, in such movies as Romancing Sara, Matter of Trust, in which she is billed as Heather Sweet, and also in two films by Andrew Blake: Pin Ups 2 and Decadence.
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On December 3, 2005, von Teese was married to American musician Marilyn Manson in a non-denominational ceremony at Curteen Castle in Kilsheelan (County Tipperary), Ireland, the home of Gottfried Helnwein. The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. They reportedly exchanged vows in front of approximately 60 guests, including Lisa Marie Presley, and she wore a royal purple silk taffeta gown by Vivienne Westwood plus a tri-corned hat and matching corset. The two have been a couple since 2000.
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The two have been a couple since 2000. The company's loftiest efforts have been in the supercar market. They reportedly exchanged vows in front of approximately 60 guests, including Lisa Marie Presley, and she wore a royal purple silk taffeta gown by Vivienne Westwood plus a tri-corned hat and matching corset. The later Testarossa remains one of the most famous Ferraris. The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. Ferrari entered the mid-engined 12-cylinder fray with the Berlinetta Boxer in 1971. On December 3, 2005, von Teese was married to American musician Marilyn Manson in a non-denominational ceremony at Curteen Castle in Kilsheelan (County Tipperary), Ireland, the home of Gottfried Helnwein. The company has also produced front-engined 2+2 cars, culminating in the current 612 Scaglietti.
. Although they looked quite different from their 2-seat counterparts, both the GT4 and Mondial were very closely-related to the 308 GTB. She also acts, in such movies as Romancing Sara, Matter of Trust, in which she is billed as Heather Sweet, and also in two films by Andrew Blake: Pin Ups 2 and Decadence. For a time, Ferrari built 2+2 versions of its mid-engined V8 cars. She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. Ferrari quickly moved into the Gran Turismo market, and the bulk of the company's sales remain in this area. She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002. V6 and V8 Ferrari models make up well over half of the marque's total production.
Von Teese is fond of wearing elaborate lingerie such as corsets and stockings, and, in her words, "puts the tease back into striptease" with long, complex dance shows complete with props and characters. This layout would go on to be used in most Ferraris of the 1980s and 1990s. Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist. The Dino was the first mid-engined Ferrari. ISBN 0060591676. Ferrari's earliest models were pure sports cars, not the exotics we know today. Dita Von Teese, Burlesque and the Art of the Teese, Regan Books, 2006.
Playboy's Sexy 100 February 2003.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The various Dino models were named for Enzo's son. 75 September 2000. This was probably to avoid confusion with the multiple 250 models produced before the GTO. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. As well, the 250 GTO's famous acronym, which means Gran Turismo Omologato, was simply a name the Italian press gave the car which referred to the way Ferrari had, in a sense, avoided the rules and successfully homologated the car for racing purposes (Somehow, Ferrari had convinced the FIA, the 250 GTO was the same car as previous 250's). 74 July 2000 (pages 68-69). (North American Racing Team, who raced Ferrari's in America) won the famous 24 hour race of the same name.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The 365 GTB4 model only became known as a Daytona after racing variants run by N.A.R.T. 72 March 2000. Many such names are actually not official factory names. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Many Ferraris also had other names affixed (like Daytona) to identify them further. 70 November 1999. This naming system can be confusing, as some entirely different vehicles used the same engine type and body style.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. In general, the following conventions were used:. Playboy's Girlfriends September 1999 (pages 76-81). Most Ferraris were also given designations referring to their body style. 69 September 1999. Until the mid-1990s, Ferrari followed a three-number naming scheme based on engine displacement:. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. This was done as a protest concerning arguments between Ferrari and the Italian Racing Authorities regarding the homologation of a new mid-engined Ferrari race car.
67 May 1999 - Mizuno (pages 28-29). Curiosly, Ferrari won the 1964 World championship with John Surtees by competing the last two races in cars painted white&blue, as these were not entered by the Italian factory themselves, but the US-based NART team. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. When BMW re-entered F1 in 2000, they also made sure that the cars of WilliamsF1 were painted white and blue. 66 March 1999. the green Jaguar Racing in F1 as well as the blue on current Renault F1 cars, which was originally contributed by a tobacco sponsor. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. In recent years, these traditional colors have resurfaced in some cases, eg.
64 November 1998 (pages 84-85). Since 1996, the Ferrari F1 cars are said to be painted in a brighter, nearly orange red, in order to fit better to their tobacco sponsor. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The shade of the color varies, though. Playboy's Body Language October 1998. These national colors were mostly replaced by sponsor liveries since 1968, but unlike most other teams, Ferrari always kept the traditional red. 62 July 1998 (Mizuno, pages 14-15). For example, a yellow Ferrari 156 was entered and driven in the 1961 Belgian Grand Prix by Olivier Gendebien from Belgium, scoring 4th behind 3 other Ferrari 156 painted in red, as they were entered by the Scuderia Ferrari itself, but driven by Americans Phil Hill&Richie Ginther as well as German Wolfgang von Trips.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The color was not determined by the country the car was made in, nor by the nationality of the driver(s), but by the nationality of the team that entered the vehicle. Playboy's Real Sex February 1998. In that scheme, French cars like Bugatti were blue, German like BMW and Porsche white (since 1934 also Silver Arrows), British racing green etc. 58 November 1997 (Mizuno, pages 8-9). This was the customary national racing color of Italy, as recommended between the World Wars by the organisations that later would become the FIA. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Since the 1920s, Italian race cars of Alfa Romeo, Maserati and later Ferrari and Abarth were (and often still are) painted in "race red" (Rosso Corsa).
Playboy's Lingerie Model Search February 1997. One example is quite prominent next to roads in Austria and Eastern European countries, as an Austrian company, named "avanti" (http://www.avanti.at) since 1972, operates over 100 filling stations marked with a prancing horse logo which is nearly identical to Ferrari's. Yet, other companies use similar logos. The prancing horse is now a trademark of Ferrari. But, as Ferrari's fame grew, Ducati abandoned the horse; this may have been the result of a private agreement between the two brands.
Taglioni's father was, in fact, a companion of Baracca's and fought with him in the 91st Air Squad. The prancing horse has not always been uniquely identified with the Ferrari brand: Fabio Taglioni used it on his Ducati motorbikes. Ever since, the cavallino was shown on the Alfas that were competing against the Silver Arrows of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union, among others. The first race at which Alfa Romeo would let Ferrari use the horse on the Alfas entered by his Scuderia Ferrari was eleven years later at Spa 24 Hours in 1932, which the Ferrari-led Alfa team won.
Baracca using the Stuttgart horse from a shot-down plane ties in with the fact that his family owned many horses. This is supported by the evidence Barraca's horse looks more similar to the one of Stuttgart (not changed since 1938) than the current Ferrari design, especially as the legs of the horses are concerned. Another theory suggests Baracca copied the rampant horse design from a shot-down German pilot who had the emblem of the city of Stuttgart on his plane. It has been supposed the choice of a horse was perhaps partly because his noble family was known for having many horses on their estates at Lugo di Romagna.
Ferrari left the horse black as it had been on Baracca's plane; however, he added a canary yellow background as this is the color of the city of Modena, his birthplace. The Countess asked Enzo to use this horse on his cars, suggesting that it would grant him good luck. On June 17, 1923, Enzo Ferrari won a race at the Savio track in Ravenna where he met the Countess Paolina, mother of Count Francesco Baracca, a legendary asso (ace) of the Italian air force and national hero during World War I, who used to paint a horse on the side of his planes. Enzo Ferrari met these competitors many times since the 1920s while competing for Alfa.
Stuttgart, called Stoccarda by the Italians, is the home of Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari's rival Porsche, which also uses the Stuttgart sign in its corporate logo, centered in the emblem of the state of Württemberg just like the city is placed within the state. This name is derived from Stutengarten, an ancient form of the modern German word Gestüt, which translates into English as stud farm and into Italian as scuderia. Curiously, a similar black horse on a yellow shield is the Coat of Arms of the German city of Stuttgart. The road cars have a rectangular badge on the front hood (see picture above).
The famous symbol of the Ferrari race team is a black prancing horse on yellow shield-shaped background, usually with the letters S F for Scuderia Ferrari, and with three stripes of the Italian national colors green-white-red on top. Famous drivers include Tazio Nuvolari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Alberto Ascari, Phil Hill, Mike Hawthorn, John Surtees, Niki Lauda, Jody Scheckter, Gilles Villeneuve, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher. As of 2004, the team's records include fourteen World Drivers Championship titles (1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004), fourteen World Constructors Championship titles (1961, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004), 179 grand prix victories, 3445 and a half points, 544 podium finishes, 174 pole positions, 11,182 laps led, and 180 fastest laps in 1622 grands prix contested. Ferrari is the oldest team left in the championship, not to mention the most successful: the team holds nearly every Formula One record.
Alberto Ascari gave Ferrari its first World Championship a year later. José Froilán González gave the team its first victory at the 1951 British Grand Prix. The Scuderia joined the Formula One World Championship in the first year of its existence, 1950. After Ferrari's departure from Alfa, he began to design and produce cars of his own; the Ferrari team first appeared on the European grand prix scene after the end of World War II.
His Scuderia started as an independent sponsor for drivers in various cars, but soon became the Alfa Romeo in-house racing team. Enzo Ferrari's true passion, despite his extensive road car business, was always auto racing. Main article: Scuderia Ferrari. As of 2004, FIAT owns 56% of Ferrari, Mediobanca 15%, Commerzbank 10%, Lehman Brothers 7%, and Enzo's son Piero Ferrari 10%.
Other design houses that have done work for Ferrari over the years include Scaglietti, Bertone, Touring, Ghia, and Vignale. Ferrari road cars, noted for nice styling by design houses like Pininfarina, have long been one of the ultimate accessories for the rich. While his beautiful and blazingly fast cars quickly gained a reputation for excellence, Enzo maintained a famous distaste for his customers, most of whom he felt were buying his cars for the prestige and not the performance. Image:Ferrarimascot.jpg The first Ferrari road car was the 1947 125 S, powered by a 1.5 L V12 engine; Enzo reluctantly built and sold his automobiles to fund the Scuderia.
"Scuderia Ferrari" literally means "Ferrari Stable" in keeping with the prancing horse emblem; the name is figuratively translated as "Team Ferrari." (It is correctly pronounced "skoo dee ry ah".). Right up to Il Commendatore's death, this would remain little more than a source of funding for his first love, racing. The factory was bombed in 1944 and rebuilt in 1946 to include a works for road car production. In 1943 the Ferrari factory moved to Maranello, where it has remained ever since.
Because he was prohibited by contract from racing for several years, the Scuderia briefly became Auto Avio Costruzioni Ferrari, which ostensibly produced machine tools and aircraft accessories.Also known as SEFAC Ferrari did in fact produce one racecar, the Tipo 815, in the non-competition period; it was thus the first actual Ferrari car (it debuted at the 1940 Mille Miglia), but due to World War II it saw little competition. In 1940, upon learning of the company's plan to absorb his beloved Scuderia and take control of his racing efforts, he quit Alfa. Ferrari prepared and successfully raced various drivers in Alfa Romeo cars until 1938, when he was officially hired by Alfa as head of their racing department. Enzo Ferrari never intended to produce road cars when he formed Scuderia Ferrari in 1929 as a sponsor for amateur drivers headquartered in Modena.
. The company is based in Maranello, near Modena, Italy. At first, Scuderia Ferrari sponsored drivers and manufactured racecars; the company went into independent car production in 1946, eventually became Ferrari S.p.A., and is now controlled by the Fiat group. Ferrari is an Italian manufacturer of high-end race cars and high-performance sports cars formed by Enzo Ferrari in 1929.
1996 F50 GT. 1994 333 SP. 1971 312 PB. 1969 512 S and 512 M.
1969 312 P. 1967 412 P. 1967 330 P4. 1966 330 P3.
1965 330 P2. 1964 330 P. 1964 250 LM. 1963 250 P.
1963 P/LM series
1960 250 TR60/61. 1956 250 Testa Rossa. 1954 250 Monza. 1954 750 Monza.
1953 375 MM. 1953 340 MM. 1952 250MM. 1951 340 America.
1949 125 F1. 1948 166. 1947 125 Sport. FXX.
575 GTC. 360 Challenge. 360 GTC. 2003 Enzo.
1995-1997 ( till 1999 with the introduction of the F50 GT) F50. 1988-1992 F40. 1984 288 GTO. 1962 250 GTO.
1994-1996 F512M. 1992-1994 512TR. 1984-1992 Testarossa. 1984-1996 Testarossa
1981 512iBB. 1976 512BB. 1971 365 GT4 BB. 1971-1984 512 Berlinetta Boxer
2004-2005 612 Scaglietti. 1998-2003 456M GT Coupe. 1992-1997 456 GT/GTA Coupe. 1992-2003 456/456M
1985 412. 1979 400i. 1976 400 Automatic. 1976-1989 400/412
1972-1976 365 GT4 2+2. 1971-1972 365 GTC4. 1968-1973 365 Daytona
1982 Mondial Quattrovalvole. 1980 Mondial 8. 1980 Mondial
1976-1980 308GT4. 1974-1975 Dino 308GT4. 1974-1980 208/308 GT4
2005 Superamerica. 2004 Barchetta. 2002-2006 575M Maranello
1996-2000 550 Maranello Coupe. 1996-2001 550 Maranello
1969-1970 365 GTS Spider. 1968-1969 365 GTC Coupe. 1968 365
1964-1965 275 GTB/GTS. 1964-1968 275
1952 250S/250MM. 1953-1962 250
1960 400 superamerica. 1957 410 superamerica III. 1956 410 superamerica. 1953 375 America.
1952 340 America. 1952-1967 America
1999-2004 360 Modena/Spider. 1999-2004 Ferrari 360
1986 GTB/GTS Turbo. 1985 328 GTB Berlinetta. 1982 308 GTB/GTS Quattrovalvole. 1982 208 GTB/GTS Turbo.
1980 308 GTBi/GTSi. 1980 208 GTB/GTS. 1975 308 GTB/GTS. 1975-1989 208/308/328 GTB/GTS
1968-1973 Dino 246GT/GTS. 1968-1973 Dino 206GT. 1968-1975 Dino
1951-1952 212 Coupe/Cabriolet. 1951 195 Coupe. 1948-1950 166. The convertible models now use the suffix "Spider" (see F355 Spider, and Ferrari 360 Spider).
GTS models, in older models, are convertibles (see 365 GTS4); however, in late models, this suffix is used for targa top models (see 348 GTS, and F355 GTS; exception being the 348 TS, which is the only targa named differently). GTB models are closed Berlinettas, or coupes. M standing for "Modificata," this suffix is placed to the end of a model's number designation to denote that it is a modified version of its predecessor and not a complete evolution (see F512M and 575M Maranello). Therefore, the 512BB was five liter flat 12 (a Berlinetta Boxer, in this case).
Flat twelve (boxer) models used the displacement in liters. Therefore, the famed 365 Daytona had a 4380 cc V12. V12 models used the displacement (in cubic centimeters) of one cylinder. Thus, the 206 was a 2.0 L V6-powered vehicle, while the 348 used a 3.4 L V8.
V6 and V8 models used the total displacement (in deciliters) for the first two digits and the number of cylinders as the third.