MORE than 200 of Italy’s finest – and some from other countries too – made the 2016 Italian Car Day one to remember.
Clear skies, warm weather and the spacious new venue at Perth’s Gloucester Park brought out a big and appreciative crowd keen to see everything from a tiny 1956 Fiat 1100 and a monstrous 1928 Lancia Lambda to a rare mid1950s Arnolt-Bristol and the latest Lamborghini Huracan, the latter hard to miss in Kermit green.
What was the Arnolt-Bristol doing among the Italian machines?
It was designed and built by Bertone. A special feature of the event was to display some cars with styling by Pininfarina, Zagato, Bertone and Michelotti, so the grassed area was peppered with MG-B Coupes, a 1960s MG Magnette, a few handsome Peugeot coupes, Triumph Stags and others with Italian lines but different mechanicals.
Car of the day was the green Lambo, but there were lots of Ferraris, Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Lancias, Abarths, a few Maseratis and two and threewheeled variations, including a 1945 Gilera 500cc racer and a modern Vespa with sidecar.
All funds went to charities of the Rotary Club of Northbridge.
Ferraris were everywhere at the 2016 Italian Car Day.