This new floorjack from the Mychanic line of shop tools, packs some amazing features and performance in a surprisingly inexpensive package. This stylish jack has a dual parallel pump system that can lift up to 4,400 pounds with overload protection quickly and easily, and has a saddle height that will go as low as 3.5 inches to get under some of the lowest sports cars. Other helpful features include a fully padded handle (to avoid accidental body damage), an integrated tray for small parts and 3-inch Urethane co-mold front wheels for easy maneuvering over uneven surfaces. All these features come with just a $149.99 price tag, making the Mychanic 2-ton floorjack a surprisingly good value.
$149.99 • www.mychanic.com
Zagato—Masterpieces of Style
By Luciano Greggio
It was in 1919 that Ugo Zagato established Carrozzeria U. Zagato & C., a business that acquired great fame in just a few years among the numerous car manufacturers of the period, first of all Alfa Romeo, which entrusted the Milanese body stylist with designing and building the body of the unforgettable 6C 1750, as it did its 8C 2900 that appeared in the ’30s. From then on, the famous marque became synonymous with style—and not just in Italy—designing a series of masterpieces including the Lancia Aprilia Sport, the various “Panoramica” cars of the immediate post-war period, the Aston Martin DB4, the Alfa Romeo SZ and TZ, the Lancias Fulvia, Flavia and Flaminia, and many more. In the ’90s Zagato re-emerged as an atelier, designing smal-production-run cars and sometimes one-offs for its wealthy clients. Luciano Greggio, noted Italian automotive historian, covers the fascinating story of this prestigious coachbuilder, and has also written other books as part of Giorgio Nada’s “Masters of Style” series. This series, to be published soon, includes books on Touring, Bertone, Pininfarina, Giugiaro, Vignale and Ghia.