INSPIRATION:    

    Medici Motors draws its name and inspiration from the
    Medici, the great Florentine patrons of the arts and sciences
    whom historians credit for ushering in the Renaissance.  

    In surveying the automotive landscape, the Founder of Medici
    Motors was frustrated by the lack of artistic design with today’
    s automobiles.   Style-driven design, the hallmark of the
    1920s through 1930s and the 1950s through the 1960s, was
    seemingly all but extinct .  Cars from those eras, including
    Bugatti, Delahaye and Talbot, were achingly beautiful and
    unavoidably enticing.  Not only were today's automobiles
    lacking style, but they exhibited a fundamental lag in
    technology with nearly all cars still being powered by fossil
    fuels.  

    Medici Motors was formed in order to usher in a Renaissance
    in automotive design.  Each and every vehicle to be offered
    for sale by Medici Motors will be created by artists and
    craftsmen, whether it be a sports car, pick-up truck, four-door
    sedan, mini-van or entry level economy car.   The purchaser
    of a Medici vehicle is rewarded for his or her appreciation of
    art and design and will drive their Medici with proud
    distinction and a correspondingly high resale value.

    Unlike today’s other automobile companies, which tend to be
    run by dispassionate bean-counters, Medici Motors was
    created and is managed by passionate car enthusiasts,
    artists, scientists and engineers.  The rebirth of the avant-
    garde automobile is now at hand.

    THE MEDICI:  A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

    The Medici family is credited with ushering in the
    Renaissance, the period that marked the rebirth of the arts
    and sciences and which brought an end to the Dark Ages.  
           
    The Medici, who would become the richest in Europe,
    invested vast sums of money into their city, making Florence
    the world’s most beautiful city.  Even today, visitors to
    Florence marvel at the spectacular art and architecture.  The
    Medici family supported artists directly.  Then, much like
    today, artists worked by commission.  
           
    The Medici commissioned the creation of countless works of
    art from countless artists.  Their works were featured in
    Florence and throughout Italy, including Michelangelo’s
    painting of the alter wall of the Sistine Chapel.  
           
    The Medici’s Florence became the cultural center of Europe
    and was known as an art center and cradle of New
    Humanism. They also funded the largest library in Europe.
    They founded the Platonic Academy and supported artists by
    feeding them, educating them, and providing them with the
    necessities. These artists included Leonardo da Vinci,
    Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, Fra Angelico and Peter
    Paul Rubens.

    The Medici family literally funded the rebirth of learning in
    Europe and under their patronage the Renaissance
    flourished.  The Medici's own personal collections form the
    heart of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.  
           
    The Medici’s were more than patrons of the arts, they were
    patrons of science.  Perhaps  the most notable scientist they
    supported was Galileo Galileo.  Galileo tutored multiple
    generations of Medici children.  During the Inquisition, when
    Galileo was charged with heresy, the Medici family provided
    Galileo with a safe haven for many years.  Galileo would
    name Jupiter’s four largest moons after four of the Medici
    children he tutored, although the names Galileo used are not
    the names currently used.
           
    In addition to being great patrons of the arts and sciences,
    the Medici’s were successful merchants and businessmen.  
    They created the Medici Bank, one of the most respected
    and prosperous in Europe.  They’re also credited with
    developing the double-entry bookkeeping system for tracking
    credits and debits.

    The cultivation of art and science by the Medici inspires a
    similar rebirth in the automobile industry; a rebirth to be
    spearheaded by Medici Motors.