From Giuliano Mazzuoli’s passion for automobiles and automobile racing comes the FORMULA PEN, whose lines recall the racing cars of the 20th Century. Even the selection of the colors recall the competitions from the beginning of the 1900s in which a color was assigned to the automobiles from each nation participating in the world competition, “formula gran prix.” Italy had “Racing Red” (Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and Ferrari). France had blue, the “Blue of France” (Bugatti). Great Britain had green, “British Racing Green” (Jaguar, BRM, and Aston Martin). Germany had white (Mercedes, Auto-union (later Audi), and BMW) that subsequently transformed to silver not for aesthetic reasons, but purely for competitive reasons since without paint the cars were lighter in weight. This is where the name “Silver Arrows” comes from for the German automobiles.
The Formula Pen is available in 4 colors. In addition to the pen with ballpoint “Easy Flow” refill, the packaging contains: a 0.7 mm pencil, 3 colored ballpoint refills, and a pencil eraser. The barrel end has a twist "Tire" end that activates the Ball-Point mechanism.
Formula (F1) Racing is a personal passion of mine as well! I was very happy to see this line of pens in the collection! My brother and I make frequent trips to Montreal every other year or so to see Formula One Racing in Canada (Canadian GP). Federalist Frank