You’ve read the book, now see the exhibit! "Transatlantic Style: A Romance of Fins and Chrome," is a celebration of Italian/American automotive style that is open through Sept. 30 at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville, California. The exhibit was originally supposed to be held at the Palm Springs Art Museum in conjunction with last year’s ...

In the classic 1950 Hollywood film “Sunset Boulevard,” the Isotta Fraschini driven by actress Gloria Swanson played a crucial part in her character Norma Desmond’s acting comeback. The iconic car also helped re-create the world of silent film stars that the film was set in. On Thursday, some 13 automobiles of that Italian motor brand graced Ocean A...

Evans Automotive, Primary Aim and Midwestern Auto Group have once again teamed up to host the 12th Annual Italian Gathering. The Sunday, September 3rd event welcomes Italian motor vehicles and motorbikes of all vintages to the Wendy's International Corporate Grounds at One Dave Thomas Blvd., Dublin, OH 43017 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Automobiles...

Roughly 700 keen Vespa and scooter enthusiasts gathered in beautiful Seattle, Washington, USA this year at the start of July for Amerivespa 2017, the US counterpart to Vespa World Days.  Not only was Amerivespa celebrated but also the 25th anniversary of the VCOA (Vespa Club of America). Amerivespa is the largest Vespa scooter rally in the USA with...

Though he was one of Italy’s most influential mid-20th-century architects and interior designers, very little is known about the inner world of Turinese legend Carlo Mollino. Born in 1905 in the northern Italian city of Turin, Mollino became a figure of fascination for design enthusiasts worldwide, many of whom were transfixed by his hidden private...

Anyone wanting to know anything and everything about Moto Guzzis, “The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi” is the place to go. Ian Falloon is a well-known motorcycle historian, with many books to his name. He is especially fond of Italian marques and this volume really does answer all the questions any Guzzi owner might have. And tell him a lot he does no...

In 1909, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti—a member of the Italian literati who had studied in Egypt, France, and Italy—published his radical Futurist Manifesto, a document whose exaltations of technological disruption ignited the Italian Futurism movement. Marinetti called for art that embraced new innovations like automobiles, glorified war, “fought” mor...

Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University Event: September 10,  Sunday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Robert D. Cess Concorso d’Eleganza XII Annual Celebration of Italian Vehicle Excellence and Beauty: A display of “art forms on wheels” as a means of illustrating one form of Italian culture. Display vehicles will rally at Stony Brook University campus...

Love Italian design? Interested in a trip to Italy? Good news: Italian design house Fantini is calling on designers and architects to submit projects for its inaugural Design Awards. The winners will take a trip to Fantini's scenic lakefront headquarters in Pella, Italy. Fantini's panel of judges, led by Stefano Giussani, CEO of Lissoni Inc., will...

Now, even super-luxury brand Maserati is looking to go electric. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says that the Italian luxury brand will begin to produce electric vehicles, possibly before the end of the decade, in a move that could position the brand as a competitor to Tesla. "I think we’re now in a position to acknowledge that at least one of...