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Formotion:  Built (and tested) for a lifetime!

Formotion has been building high quality clocks, thermometers and watches for the motor-sports enthusiast since 2000.  We've led the way with quality and purpose built endurance tested gauges.  For years, our customers have been using their genuine Formotion gauges in all sorts of demanding environments. 


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With the exception of the Automotive purpose built Superleggera Multi-Mount instruments below, the Auto / Marine section points to our models that have application across motor sport venues.  It only makes sense that if a gauge has been tested for Harley Davidson and Victory et al, against some of the harshest testing environs, that they would also be perfect for an Auto, Boat, Plane, Rod, Jet Ski, Off Road bikes , ATV's, Buggies, Farm equipment, 4WD, Testing Situations etc etc.  Virtually anywhere a high performance analog time or temp gauge is required.

 

Since 2003, Formotion has been the Time & Temp gauge OEM supplier for the Harley Davidson Motor Company and Polaris/Victory motorcycles.


1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL (Gullwing)
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$39.95 
Superleggera - Best "OE" look   

Formotion and Bonderia Design proudly introduces our new Superleggera automotive line of fine analog time and temperature instruments.  Unlike our motorcycle line of instruments, the Superleggera line was designed specifically to evoke the passion of such fine instruments from the past such as Jaeger Italia and Smith Clocks.  With muted logo elements and attention to fine details such as period pointers and raised lettering and numerals, Formotion has captured the past in wonderful detail. Available in black or white clocks and ambient temperature thermometers, these instruments will look simply stunning on any automobile from Alfa's to Sunbeams.  Simple, elegant and easy to read - Superleggera! 

 

New!  Reference SL Series RSL-01 Stick-On $49.95




The Reference SL sports the highest professional grade night marking paint available on the market today for watches.  It is the #1 choice for all high end watch makers.  Combine that with the oversize numbers, markers and pointers and you have a gauge that is easy to read in any condition

 

New!  Snap Back Gauges.  1.7" Diameter in Alloy or Stainless Steel $39 - $69 

Simply by buying any unique Snap Back™ accessory kit, the core gauge can go from it’s standard Stick-On configuration to our patented Stem & Barrel™ Bolt-on mount (*BOK), or to a square Motor Sport mounting style (*MSK) or even be worn as a Wrist Watch by the user (*RWK).  In addition to expanded usability, watch maintenance is also a Snap now, as access to the gauges internals and battery has been greatly simplified for every user as a result of this new patent pending Snap Back™ technology. Consider our optional Velcoin's Velcro attachment too!  Safe and easy - on and off - on any surface.   (Thermometer above, shown larger for clarity)

 

 

 

Little but Mighty!  Spot-Ons $24.95
 
.85" Diameter X .30"

These tiny gauges pack a colorful punch!  About the size of a quarter, these clocks are designed to be mounted on your rearview mirror or can be mounted anywhere!  Great for Sportbikes, dirtbikes, jet skiis, ATVs!!  Don't want to make a statement with your clock?  Just need a good timepiece on your ride so you don't have to mess with your jacket or gloves etc to see your wristwatch.  This tough little 3 ATM Waterproof clock is for you!  Small enough not to interfere with your rearview vision - large enough to read easily! (Some models on sale - while quantities last)

 

 

 

Check out some installs on an MGB, Jag S-Type R and 82 Alfa Spider and Bob Simonds' 66 Duetto.

 

See our gauges on some of our more exotic car customers below.  Don't worry, the gauges will look great on your 1982 Chrysler Imperial or '95 Honda Civic too!  Click any to enlarge.

1953 Alfa Romeo (Bucci Special) 2500S

This unique Alfa Romeo 2500S features a two-seater sports body, works by Nestor Salerno In Argentina, and was originally fitted to Clemar Bucci’s 1937 Alfa Romeo 12C. The 12C-37 was not a success in motor racing, and what happened to the four cars in uncertain. It is known that Achlle Varsi raced one at Mar Del Plato in 1948, and the car reappeared in 1953 for the Argentine G.P. in the hands of Clemar Bucci, who was running in the No. 3 position when the engine failed. The car next appeared in 1956 with the two-seater sports body and 2500S engine in John de Boer’s Italian Car Register. Alfa Romeo chassis 912517 is described as fitted with a Sader body built by Nestor Salerno for Clemar Bucci.

1965 AC Shelby Cobra (427 cu. In.)

The 427 Shelby Cobra was introduced in 1965 following the success of the predecessor, the 289 cu. In. which had made a long lasting impression on the sports car market in 1964. It won the U.S. GT Championship and numerous European GT class awards, including Le Mans. The 427s were still built at A/C’s Thames Ditton Works with reinforced chassis coil spring and wishbone front suspension replacing the old transverse leaf spring. The cars were then shipped to Shelby’s Venice, CA Works for completion fitting of engine and power train.

1955 Allard JR Sports Racing Car

This particular JR appeared in 1955 and may be the last one. It was built to provide Sydney Allard and his friend Rupert De Larrinaga with a competitive car to use in British hill climbs and spring races, whether for physical reasons or simply because it could conveniently provide all the essential mechanical parts for the JR. In 1951 a Le Mans J2 that had been updated to a J2X specification with all the enveloping body work was campaigned by De Larrinaga for the Allard Works. What emerged was a JR competition car with tubular chassis, limited slip differential, thoughened transmission and drive shafts. Massive twin master cylinders operated brake drums, and a 4.5 litre Cadillac VA engine was installed. At the Estney Sprint in 1955, it covered the standing quarter mile in an impressive 14.7 seconds.

1954 Jaguar “D” Type (Short Nose)

Following its successes at Le Mans in 1953, with the Jaguar “C” type, the factory built a more sophisticated car for 1954 which was named the “D” type. Three factory-entered (works) cars were registered OKV1, OKV2 and OKV3 and ran in the 1954 Le Mans and were narrowly beaten by the 5 liter Ferraris. OKV3 won the Rheims 12-hour race and another “D” type finishing second. From here on the “D” type became one of the greatest sports racing cars, not only as works run, but also in the hands of privateers such as Ecurie Ecosse. The “D” type went on to win Le Mans in 1955, and many of the great drivers like Mike Hawthorn and Sterling Moss drove these cars.

1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL (Gullwing)

After the war, Mercedes Benz had great success in major long distance races. With pressure from their New York agent who guaranteed orders of 1000 cars, Stuttgart designed a street version of their sports car, slightly modifying the doors and using a steel body, although "SL" stands for Super Light. The car was launched at the 1954 New York Motor Show to great acclaim. Over the next three years, 1,400 were sold. Not only does the car look good, especially with its unusual Gullwing doors, but it had great performance with a top speed in excess of 150 MPH.

1966 Ferrari 365 California Spyder

The second of only 14 cars built this car has only two previous ownersthe first only keeping the car for 2 years. Originally painted blue with white interior, the second owner repainted the car to Red and changed the interior to Tan sometime before 1975 when the car was featured in Stan Grayson’s book: “Ferrari, The Man and the Machines”. The car was also shown in Pebble Beach in 1989.


Formotion's own Alfa Spider shown at the recent Concorso Italiano
Now that's tailgating! Click to enlarge.

Tim Seebold - Top Champ Boat Driver


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