The M1 Concourse, an 87-acre auto enthusiast "country club," will host the largest gathering of Italian vehicles ever in Michigan Sunday, June 11. More than 600 Italian cars and motorcycles are expected to be at the concourse in Pontiac. In addition, the "Italian Happening" will feature 40 wines from different regions in Italy, a beer garden and It...

The Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupé in these images was designed under the direction of Turin-born engineer Orazio Satta Puliga (1910-1974), with the support of invaluable colleagues such as Rudolf Hruschka. Satta Puliga once commented, “Alfa Romeo is not just a car manufacturer: its cars are something more than cars made in a conventional way. There...

The idea of open-source isn't something you come across very often in the car industry. In most cases (make that "in every case"), if one company comes up with something it had spent a lot of time and money on, it will guard it as best it can against the competition.  That's how things work in a competitive environment. It's not how they necessaril...

You may not look at the Mazda Miata-based Fiat 124 Spider and say, “Viva l’italia!” But why would you? It’s a Japanese car sold by an Italian-American company. But when I drove one for the first time, something strange happened. I think I found the automotive embodiment of myself: energetic, easy to beat up, made here and there, with borderline Ita...

Maurizio Reggiani, the director of research and development for storied Italian supercar builder Lamborghini, takes in the knife-edge lines of his latest creation, the $275,000 Huracan Performante. He is pleased. "This car represents so much of what we are," says Reggiani. "We are looking to the future." The future, these days, seems to be all abou...

From the late 1920s through the 1930s, Alfa Romeo was the preeminent sports car in the world. Alfas won Le Mans four consecutive years from 1931-34 and the Mille Miglia an astounding ten times in eleven years from 1928-38! Along with Alfa’s two-seat sports cars they made various sedan models. Now in 2017, not too long after the return of Alfa Romeo...

The famous long-distance Mille Miglia car race held its first edition in 1927: it turns 90 this year, and will celebrate with its 35th commemorative parade, scheduled from Thursday May 18th to Sunday the 21st: Brescia to Rome and back, as always. Indeed, as we publish this post, engines are revving up for their tests and everyone is preparing for t...

Over 30 classic cars of the hundreds that ran the Mille Miglia road race from 1927 to 1957 have been painstakingly tracked down, identified, and are now on gleaming display in Brescia, from a 1953 Ferrari 340 MM valued at €11 million to a 1951 Lancia Aurelia with a bad paint job that a lucky collector scooped up for €70,000. Some of them will roll...

Luxury Italian sports carmaker Ferrari on Thursday announced a record first quarter as sales of its V12 models boosted profits 60 percent. Ferrari, based in the northern Italian city of Maranello, reported net profits of 124 million euros ($136 million) in the first quarter, up from 78 million euros a year earlier. Ferrari closed up 5.6 percent at...

Thursday, May 4th 2017, at 11.00 am. Consulate General of Italy in New York. 690 Park Avenue, New York, NY The world’s leading automotive brands are inviting the best young talents from all over the world to develop the future of the industry through new international Master’s Degree courses in Italy that are available at a hub offering top level t...