JOCHEN70 Tailors Luggage from the Heyday of Lorenzo Bandini
In spite of their occasional dynamic faults, vintage sports cars had a number of things going for them: namely, they were dripping with beauty and they had a way of attracting beauty of the opposite sex -- of either sex. They could also be faulted for not having any seriously considered luggage space, but then again micro miniskirts and bikini brief swim trunks didn't take up that much space.
Austrian luggage couturier JOCHEN70 can help you put more junk in your trunk -- certainly one of the few times you'd be interested in that kind of help -- and do so gorgeously. There are eight bags in the company's J70 collection, each one featuring a hard back and ample capacity finished with synthetics, stitched leather, and a racing stripe in any color you choose. The bags are also "protected against battery acid, lubricants, petrol, gasoline, exhaust fumes and other hazards," because, you know, you're a dangerous man. Try the limited edition 1000Miglia if you want something even more period, or the custom line that was designed to fit in cars such as the Alfa Spider Duetto, Jaguar E-Type Coupé and Roadster, and Porsche 356.
Interestingly, the inspiration for Jochen's bags is derived from a source that long predates vintage cars: horses. Or, more specifically, saddlebags. By "crossing the travel bag with the suitcase," the hard back of a JOCHEN70 helps keep contents protected, while two bags attached to one handle (they flip out, like wings) makes for easier carrying and more efficient storage.
And even though JOCHEN70 can't match the finest thing to grace a vintage car -- that would be probably be Grace Kelly -- if you really want to get your weekend gear and her twelve changes of clothes to the Hamptons, it is certainly worth a look.