Ferrari- A Reflection of Brand Strength

Early in Enzo Ferrari’s life his mission involved speed. Not necessarily caring about the chassis, it was the high-powered engine mated with the chassis he was so mesmerized with. Having applied at Fiat, he was denied a position and shortly after began racing for Alfa Romeo where he started Scuderia Ferrari, the name for the […]

How Oriental Rugs Are Made (Part 1)

Today the beginning of a two part series on how Oriental rugs are made from our favorite Oriental rug broker, Sam Ramazani of Sara’s Oriental Rugs. Rugs are essentially three parts: the warp, the knots, and the weft. The warp is the rug foundation and can be made of wool, wool and silk, silk, or […]

Lamborghini – The Running of a Bull

It just so happens Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth in April of 1916 was under the zodiac sign of Taurus. The Taurus symbol is a bull. Could that be the reason the emblem has a bull on it? Perhaps coincidental, Ferrucio had an attraction to bulls and specifically the Miura family line of bull breeders designated for […]

The Mark of a Porsche

Before the Porsche company was even created, Ferdinand Porsche pioneered the P1 Porsche, (P1 standing for “Porsche #1”) in 1898. As the first Porsche ever built, “P1” was engraved on many of its parts, ensuring authenticity. A little known fact; the inaugural Porsche was actually the first hybrid auto with combined electric and gas motors. […]

Prayer Rugs

Rugs can be and are more than just comfort, decoration and a store of wealth. They can also be tools of our spiritual life. Consider the prayer rug. Many people have a misconception of what a prayer rug is, believing it to be a very small rug, perhaps two feet by three feet. In fact, […]

Buying Oriental Rugs Online

Can you buy rugs online? The short answer is “yes you can,” but in reality, it’s more complicated than that. There are three significant problems with buying a rug online. One is that you most likely won’t have a relationship with the dealer, which puts you at a distinct disadvantage. Another is that you can’t […]

The Importance of Third Party Appraisal for Your Classic Cars

Appraisals are an important element in properly valuing your classic car A thorough appraisal can help recoup both stated value and restorations in an insurance claim A third party appraisal done yearly will help you realize the true value and appreciation of your classic car collection At a recent barber shop appointment, the lady who […]

The Risks of Buying Oriental Rugs Overseas

We’re really excited and honored to have the first of a new series with Oriental carpet educator, appraiser, broker, skilled repair craftsman and someone with a bigger heart than his chest can hold, Sam Ramazani, owner of Sara’s Oriental Rugs. Sam is as generous a human being as there ever was and we’re grateful to […]

Where’s the Best Place to Buy a Classic Car?

I get asked all the time, “where do you find your old cars?” There are many answers to this question – eBay,, Hemmings, Bring a Trailer and Gateway Classics are the easy ones. But in my opinion, there is nothing better than buying directly from an individual seller. Why? Nine times out of ten, […]

Coming Soon…

A new series featuring life-long rug collector, appraiser and broker, Sam Ramazani of Sara’s Oriental Rugs. Stay tuned!