Duct tape is a vinyl, fabric-reinforced, multi-purpose pressure sensitive tape with a soft and tacky pressure sensitive adhesive . . . Duct tape was originally developed during World War II in 1942 as a water resistant sealing tape for ammunition cases. This is when it was first created, as duck tape, due to the revolutionary waterproof features; it is still commonly referred to by this name . . . Duct tape, in its guise as "racer's tape", has been used in motorsports for more than 40 years to repair fiberglass bodywork.
I saw this car on my way to the bus stop. It's being held together with packing tape. Maybe you can't get duct tape in Italy.