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Vernasca Silver Flag 2022: a historic hillclimb dream in the heart of Italy

2022-07-25T11:47:34+00:00

A special fascination cloaks racing cars: it stems from the passion of those who built or drove them, of those who research them, restore them and look after them, of those who, today as in the past, admire them by the side of the road and perhaps, at home, dream of them. The Vernasca Silver Flag—from 10 to 12 June, thanks to the organisational commitment of the CPAE Club Piacentino Automotoveicoli d'Epoca—brings all these dispositions of the soul to synthesis. Lola T 142 The 'pretext' is to recall the Castell'Arquato-Vernasca hill-climb race, held in 17 editions from 1953 [...]

Vernasca Silver Flag 2022: a historic hillclimb dream in the heart of Italy2022-07-25T11:47:34+00:00

MAUTO and restoration

2022-07-22T07:23:05+00:00

From the very start, automobiles have attracted great interest among human beings, given their hunger to create, improve, be independent, and move around swiftly. The early 20th century marked the appearance of cars on our streets: the same vehicles that, over the years, would acquire a great cultural level and are stored at museums and collected by enthusiasts. It is thanks to their great historical value, as well as their quality and rarity, that they are compared to true works of art. This was the philosophy behind the birth of the MAUTO – the national automobile museum of Turin – [...]

MAUTO and restoration2022-07-22T07:23:05+00:00

Nine new motoring heroes join the FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame

2022-07-28T11:51:41+00:00

Nine new motoring heroes join the FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) has announced nine heroes of motoring history who will join its Heritage Hall of Fame, launched last year to celebrate both world-famous figures and unsung heroes in automotive history. As Gaby von Oppenheim, one of the judges, explains: “FIVA clubs around the world were invited to nominate their own motoring heroes, regardless of whether these individuals are household names or relatively unknown. The primary criterion is that they choose men or women who have made significant [...]

Nine new motoring heroes join the FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame2022-07-28T11:51:41+00:00

FAKE: a “different” exhibition at MAUTO, the automobile museum in Turin

2022-07-01T10:30:56+00:00

In the worldwide community historic vehicle enthusiasts, “forgery” is kind of a taboo word: everybody knows it exists, but nobody wants to talk about it. With its last exhibition, inaugurated on 28th June 2022, MAUTO, the Italian Automobile Museum in Torino, literally took the bull by the horns and addressed this difficult, yet fascinating topic. “FAKE: the automobile between originality and forgery” was organised by MAUTO in cooperation with ADM, the Italian Customs and Monopoly Agency, to set a spotlight on this “dark side” of the passion for historic vehicles. And it is not a minor issue: just to give [...]

FAKE: a “different” exhibition at MAUTO, the automobile museum in Turin2022-07-01T10:30:56+00:00
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