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Digital Subscriptions > Vroom International > n. 213 March 2019 > Inside the legend

Inside the legend

The expression ‘land of engines’ often refers to the Emilia Romagna region, without

doing justice to the great passion, to the healthy dedication for hard work and to the genius of a region that has given so much to engines -and especially to karting: Lombardia. Our journey to discover the “houses” that gave birth to our sport in Italy and have made it big begins with the industrious Brianza area on the occasion of the 60th birthday of Birel (now BirelArt).

A glimpse of the Birel Art headquarters today.
Mike Wilson in action on the Parma track during the 1981 world championship.
The complete Birel staff, with the young Oscar at the center of the Sala family, at the 1961 Cycle and Motorcycle Show in Milan, where for the first time a go-kart competition was presented by the Lissone company.
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In this issue: Exclusive!!! Seven L8 Jr Motori Seven, in collaboration with Birel Art, is launching a new category for children between 11 and 14 years. It uses an 80 cc engine with gearbox and, with 25 hp, promises to deliver very high performance. LEGEND THE HISTORICAL COMPANIES OF MADE IN ITALY: BIREL TRACK TEST OTK AXLES Paddock ANTHONY ABBASSE, PAOLO DE CONTO, MARCO ARDIGÒ CROC PROMOTION, DANILO ROSSI INTERVIEW PHIL BRITZ Close up OTK GROUP ROTAX DEKM FOCUS NEW AIR FILTER KG POWER 250 SUPERKART ENGINES LEGENDARY KART ZOOM BY MECCANICA MODERNA MILANO