Welcome to Gino's Bears™
Welcome to my site which is especially for people who like Teddy Bears!
Let me start off by telling you about myself….
My name is Gino Bear. I am a Steiff Bear, about fourteen years old, very good looking and admired by women the world over. I have always lived with my present keepers, it was they who introduced me to Italian cars and racing and I took to it like a teddy bear to water. I love anything Italian (hence my name) but I especially love Italian cars and racing them on tracks around the world with my keepers. I have raced on Silverstone, Castle Coombe, Imola and Le Mans, to name but a few, I have also been on Prescott Hill Climb. I have entered (and finished) the Cannonball Run (not many teddy bears can say that), I also have the medals to prove it. I have met many famous people, including Nigel Mansell who thought I wasvery cool!!!
I like travelling and my keepers take me all over the world travelling with them. I have of course, been to Italy on many occasions where I visited the Blue Grotto in Capri and the Vatican in Rome. I’ve climbed Etna in Sicily and Vesuvius in the Bay of Naples (I did look for Sophia Loren but I think she was hiding from me). I have visited New York on both the QE2 and QM2. I have been to the top of the Empire State Building and visited Jazz Clubs on Broadway which is not bad for a teddy bear like me.
I will tell you more about my travels and my racing exploits as time goes by and I will also be introducing you to some of my old teddy bear friends; some of them are old teddy bears who live with me and my keepers.
I would like to find homes for some of my old teddy bear friends and maybe you will stop by my site now and again and see if you are interested in giving an old teddy bear like me (although some of the bears are antique teddy bears or vintage teddy bears who are older and not quite as good looking as me), a good home. I would be pleased to answer any questions you may have about me, my old teddy bear friends, my keepers or Italian Cars and racing, just email me. In the meantime look after your old teddy bears. All my love.
Ciao Gino …. x