Simon Jordan takes his supercars seriously. He is the director of Cortese
, an independent Ferrari
showroom located in Bath, UK
on the Priston Mill Estate, where you can pick up an F430, Testarossa or GranSport as well as classic and racing models. It also houses his vast collection of Ferrari and Maserati memorabilia, including a library of books, pictures and models dating back to 1947. For Jordan, thoroughbred automobiles are a way of life. Hence he has also created Caracalla Bagaglio
, a line of Italian leather goods
designed to complement the world's greatest cars. The line takes its name from the Terme di Caracalla race circuit in Rome
, where Ferrari won its first race in 1947, and its main range is the Commemorative Motorsport Collection
featuring leather bags and holdalls dedicated to pivotal moments in racing history.
Skilled artisans hand make each bag in Tuscany
from the finest leather in a process of craftsmanship passed down over generations. Each piece relates to the history of famous race car marques, drivers and racing numbers, and are endorsed by racing legends such as Sir Stirling Moss
, Niki Lauda and Emerson Fittipaldi. Each piece closely matches the color (interior or exterior) and racing livery of the car it's designed to celebrate. The Moss No. 7 bag (priced at £295) for example, commemorates Sir Stirling Moss's victory at Goodwood
in 1961 driving the legendary Ferrari 250 SWB
bearing the number 7, Moss' favorite. Finished in dark blue leather to match the original paintwork it features Moss' official signature embossed into the white center panel, and Moss himself owns one of the bags.