|GAGLIARDI DESIGN and the VENDETTA
GAGLIARDI DESIGN is a family owned and operated company located in Southern
California, owned by Franco and Erika Gagliardi. Our intention
is to bring stylish exotic designs to the auto enthusiast who has
the passion for something different but not strange. We have
been in the custom and kit car industry for over ten years building
cars for television, movies and shows as well as building for a few
well known kit car companies. Finally, we decided it was time
to bring our passion and designs to the kit car world, which led to
the introduction of the GAGLIARDI VENDETTA.
The VENDETTA is a Franco Gagliardi design and our goal
was to capture the spirit of a true Italian exotic car. The car started as just an idea and
after a simple twenty minute sketch, the Gagliardi family decided to bring this design to
life. Taking over one year to create, we feel we have reached our goal with the Vendetta
style and design. The body was designed to accept a donor car as well as a custom
tubular chassis, giving the Vendetta the versatility to be built as an affordable cruiser or
as a high performance super car. One of the biggest challenges that the Vendetta had to
endure was to be presented to and accepted by the kit car community.
Although the car was scheduled to be completed for it's debut at the Knott's Berry Farm
AHA Show, it was far from being complete due to design changes.
We found ourselves having to make the tough decision of whether or not to display the car
in it's unfinished state. After taking into consideration that our main goal was to display
the Vendetta's style and design, we voted to enter the show. After receiving a
tremendous amount of positive comments from the crowd, we started to feel that maybe
we had made the right decision. Well, as it turned out, the VENDETTA was awarded
first place in it's category.