Dr Thillainathan Pathmanathan’s fascination with Lamborghinis was spiked at the age of eight by the sight of the Marzal concept car. His interest in Sant’ Agata’s supercars has never waned since. Dr Pathmanathan’s primary interest is in the wedge-shaped, longitudinal mid-engined, spaceframe-chassised, Bizzarrini-engined, Lamborghini flagships. He has authored the world’s first stand-alone books on the Lamborghini Murcielago and the KTM X-BOW, and more recently has written a book on the Lamborghini Countach. He has owned Countach Chassis JLA12399, a totally factory standard Rosso Siviglia 88 1/2 5000 QV – one of only fourteen RHD cars in the world – since 2001. A sibling in the form of Murcielago Chassis 1564, an unaltered Arancio Atlas 2005 Roadster, arrived in 2014. His most precious automotive memories are of meeting Paolo Stanzani, Giampaolo Dallara and Umberto Marchesi.
Dr Anne Christina Reck’s first sighting of a guillotine-door Lamborghini V12 entranced and enchanted her. Her respect for these Sant’ Agata flagships grew with each visit to Sant’ Agata, and with every encounter with the people who conceived, developed, built and now preserve these automotive jewels. Dr Reck has co-authored books on the KTM X-Bow and the Lamborghini Countach. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Copenhagen, trained as an eye surgeon in London and Southampton, and did a specialist Retinal Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital before being appointed a Consultant Eye Surgeon in 1999. Her most abiding car memory remains seeing the last Diablo rolling off the Sant’ Agata production line just before the launch of the Murcielago in 2001.