ITAL­IAN STALLIONS

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Driveway -

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.

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