Bernardo Taraschi built sports and racing cars under the Urania name in 1947. In common with others, Taraschi used Fiat parts but he also experimented with twin-cylinder BMW motor-cycle engines. In 1950 he founded a new company together with the Giannini brothers known as Giaur.
The letters GIA are from Giannini and the UR from Urania. Taraschi was a successful driver with Giaur, winnning his class in a race in Bari but his richest rewards were in the Mille Miglia where he won his class four times.