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The Villa d’Este Elegance Competition Showcases Citroën Camargue from ASI Bertone Collection

From May 24 to 26, the BMW Group Classic and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este will host the legendary Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The most spectacular cars from different eras and around the world will compete in various categories to win prestigious awards. Among these are the coveted BMW Group Trophy awarded by the Jury, the traditional Coppa d’Oro based on public votes, the Design Award for concept cars and prototypes, and the special ASI Trophy for the best-preserved post-war vehicle.

World Premiere of Italdesign’s Quintessenza at Auto China 2024 in Beijing

At the prestigious Auto China 2024 event in Beijing, car enthusiasts and industry insiders alike were treated to a groundbreaking revelation: the world premiere of Italdesign’s Quintessenza. Representing a fusion of human ingenuity and natural inspiration, the Quintessenza embodies a harmonious relationship between humans and the elements, offering a fresh perspective on automotive design and functionality.

The Rise of the Giardiniera: From Utility Vehicle to Trendsetter

The early 1900s marked the birth of a new automotive concept: the station wagon. Originating in the United States around 1910, independent builders crafted wooden bodies for the chassis of Ford Model T cars. Initially conceived as commercial versions of sedan cars tailored for the working class, they were often referred to as carryalls, denoting their ability to carry a multitude of goods thanks to their spacious cargo compartments compared to traditional torpedo bodies.

Italdesign Unveils Asso di Picche in Movimento at the Milano Design Week

As the world gathers at Milano Design Week, Italdesign emerges with an unparalleled showcase, debuting the 1:1 physical model of the Asso di Picche in Movimento. A testament to precision and artisanal mastery, this model transcends digital renderings to embody the essence of Italdesign’s vision and commitment to excellence. On display from April 15-21, this remarkable creation beckons enthusiasts and industry insiders alike to witness automotive history in the making.

Automobili Pininfarina Unveils Bespoke Twin Hypercars: Reversario and Anniversario

Automobili Pininfarina has reached new heights of automotive craftsmanship with the introduction of the Battista Reversario, a bespoke creation inspired by the Battista Anniversario and the concept of balance. Representing the epitome of ‘Dream Cars. Made Real’, this latest offering underscores Automobili Pininfarina’s commitment to crafting truly unique vehicles in collaboration with its clients.

The Autobianchi Runabout: the futuristic Barchetta

In the vibrant landscape of automotive history, certain vehicles stand as beacons of ingenuity and design. Among these legends resides the Autobianchi Runabout, a concept car that emerged from the creative minds of Bertone and Marcello Gandini in 1969 unveiled at the Turin Auto Salon. It was a time when the automotive world was ripe with experimentation and bold ideas, and the Runabout encapsulated the essence of this era perfectly.

Fiat’s Collaboration with Italian Coachbuilders at the Dawn of the 20th Century

Italy witnessed the emergence of a wide variety of automotive companies, especially between Turin and Milan, at the beginning of the last century. However, over the following decades, these companies gradually disappeared, culminating in recent years with all surviving brands converging under a single entity: Fiat. This phenomenon has seldom been compared to another, equally significant but fundamentally different occurrence, namely the proliferation of automotive coachbuilders. Unlike the automotive companies, the coachbuilders did not experience a similar disappearance, but rather a gradual consolidation, with some even transforming their operations into robust industrial entities.