Monday, February 28, 2011

All Italian Car Day, 2011 - Part Two

Early in the year I spoke to John about potentially bringing the Nazzaro out of 'retirement' and showing her a couple of events. John was keen and got some guys working on the car to get it roadworthy. The clutch and gearbox both needed a bit of work and the tyres are a bit worn. As the Italian Car day got closer it became apparent though that the repairs weren't going to completed in time. However, John generously agreed to let us trailer the car to the show. It was a great day out and it was good to see the interest shown in the car. Next year we hope to have the car out to a few more events under its own steam!
My brother Craig unveils the Nazzaro

Polished up and ready to roll

Strapped down safely. Kim of White Knight Towing Service did an excellent job transporting the car. He can contacted on 0414328225

In position with our display. We had a lovely shady spot all morning

And immediately people gather, "What is it? A Fiat?" I enjoyed talking to people about the car and Felize Nazzaro and we met a lot of interesting people. It's good to know there are alot of real auto enthusiasts out there. Here's a link to more details about Felize Nazzaro, his cars and career.

Next year we hope to drive it there.

John, my father Peter, and brother Craig. Thanks gentlemen for all your help.

View over the field... still nice and shady

One of the stars of the show - 1923 Alfa Romeo RL Targa Florio. This amazing racer took nine years to restore. Last year it was trailered to the show but this year it was running.

Ten years have passed between the Nazzaro and the Alfa Romeo - both of whom raced the Targa Florio. Compare the gauges and controls in the Alfa with the Nazzaro.

This is the oldest Alfa in Australia. It was shown for the first time at last years' show and inspired me to get John's Nazzaro out of the garage.

Bonnet open and engine revving

A beautiful 1927 Lancia

Under the bonnet of the Lancia. You could eat off the engine block it was so clean

1924 Fiat

The Fiat Multipla van was a popular attraction and was voted crowd favourite. It was certainly my favourite (but then I love oddball vehicles).

The streamlined rear of the Multipla confused many people. Which way is the front?

Topolino and Bambinos

The owners of this little Fiat Topolino had an interesting display of photos of the car restoration. I am always amazed how some vehicles are transformed from complete wrecks back into showroom condition.

Fiat 500 Bambino

Fiat Arbarth

Alfa Romeo Spyder

View over the field.

It's still early and the crowds are milling.

1970 Alfa Romeo

The Maserati row

Maserati Sebring

Ferrari Dino GT

And another

This Lamborghini was voted the best in show.

Here's a link to the photos from 2009

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