Alfio Capicollo - YSM Motors
Alfio Capicollo

When I was just a young boy, a large portion of my childhood from what I can remember, revolved around cars. Not just any type of car, but the exciting stuff, the stuff dreams are made of. I call back to when I was only 6 or 7 years old whilst my mother was cooking up my favorite Italian dish at the time, veal campagnola. I recall her saying, “Did you know that your dad was exactly like you at your age?” my mother asks me.

I was sitting on the couch flipping through a car magazine for some obscure reason and she walks over to offer some dinner. “I know mom, he loves cars and I love his Porsche more than anything.” I said as she walked out of the room. She then comes back into the living room with a stack of brochures from Porsche and sets them down next to me. “Your dad got these brochures from Porsche just last week, I found them in his office drawer at home.” She says smiling proudly at him before walking away again.

That’s when it all clicked together for me, my dad loved cars like no one else in my life at the time. Well I didn’t know anyone else that had a Porsche.

Dad’s old Porsche 944 Turbo that he bought in 1991 when I was born was around till 2003. I basically grew up with that low slung German sports car. I recall going to soccer practice in the mornings every weekend and listening to the boxer engine growl through the gears as Dad shifted in a fairly relaxed manner. I was always excited to go somewhere with Dad as I knew we’d be taking the Porsche.

After years went by and I collected many magazines and brochures, my interest grew. Then the internet became accessible to me at home, in the early 2000’s. This is where my interest in cars really went into 6th gear. I had an unlimited amount of information and some videos at my finger tips. I remember the slow dial up internet speed and the anticipation for some pictures of the latest Ferrari or a manufacturers website to load. This was the best time! I even remember getting in trouble at school when searching up photos of the Porsche Carrera GT.

Lucky for me the internet wasn’t just a fad and here we are today, with my own website providing the world information about what we think are some of the coolest cars to ever exist.

I have grown a diverse taste in my passion for cars over the years, ranging from a BMW e30 M3, Nissan GTR, all the way to Pagani Zonda Cinque’s. If there’s some unique flare about a car that captures my attention, then I’m into it. Old or new, my mission is to cover any car that is fun, interesting and unique.

In my teenage years I was heavily obsessed with all sorts of JDM cars and as I slowly matured into my mid 20s, life once again became mostly about European brands. It’s what captures my attention these days which is why at this current point in time (June 2021) you’ll see the majority of the content posted here all about Maserati.

Maserati became of particular interest to me when I met one of my closest friends back in my early 20s. He was always into Maserati’s and had two of what I thought was the most gorgeous looking and intoxicatingly good sounding cars of all time.

The vision I have for the blog is to transform it in the world biggest and best automotive blog, providing some of the most interesting and captivating articles. I’d love to be able to also expand into some sort of video based review content on a platform like YouTube one day, producing fun and informative cinematic style car reviews.

I’m excited to continue this journey and expand into the other exotic brands beyond Maserati such as the obvious next one, Ferrari and others like Lamborghini, Pagani, McLaren, Bugatti, Porsche and so on. I’ll try my best to avoid reviewing cars of a less exciting nature, but as I discovered with Maserati, I can’t help myself but to paint a full picture of what makes up a brands DNA and I need to include things like the Levante SUV otherwise I feel I’ve just done an incomplete job.

This could be something that would stop me from delving down into brands such as BMW or Mercedes as their offering is so vast, but maybe I could just focus on the M-Performance and AMG stuff. Hopefully it’s not too tempting to create 10,000 articles on their vast line up over the last few decades to cover everything.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and come onto my blog. It’s been an exciting journey for the last 8 years of this site and especially the last 6 months as I’ve really began focusing on where I want to take this blog in the future. Enjoy!