FIAT Club America is preparing to host its 36th annual "FIAT FreakOut" (FFO) national convention from July 10 – 14 in Greensboro, North Carolina. This year's event also coincides with the 120th anniversary of FIAT and the 70th anniversary of Abarth high-performance vehicles. Building off of last year's event, which was one of the most highly attend...

What do Italian Cars have that American Automakers just don’t get? We had some experts weigh in on the differences between American cars and their Italian counterparts. Xtreme Xperience is a supercar driving experience that boasted one of the first Corvette C7 Stingrays available to the public. Yet its customers choose Lamborghinis and Ferraris ove...

Fiat Chrysler says construction is set to begin immediately on a new $1.6 billion assembly plant on Detroit's east side. A representative of the automaker told state officials Tuesday that vehicles are expected to start rolling off the line at the plant by late 2020. The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved land deals and community benefits agr...

Bugatti's ultra-expensive concept hypercar won big at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. The $18 million Bugatti La Voiture Noire, which took the the title of the world's most expensive new car when it was unveiled earlier this year at Geneva, earned the annual Italian automotive festival's Design Award in the esteemed Concept Cars and Prototypes cl...

FCA group vehicles came away with two key victories at the ninth annual Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA) "Topless in Miami Presented by Haartz" convertible and panoramic sunroof competition. With sunny skies and perfect temperatures at the event, the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio won the Panoramic Utility Vehicle award and the 20...

In 1914, after the murder of Archduke Francesco Ferdinando in Sarajevo, Austria declared war on Serbia, leading to World War I. The conflict would last for 4 years, during which most European car companies were forced to gradually convert their production, totally or partially, to something more lucrative and timely, namely warfare. At the end of W...

More than a dozen Ferraris were abandoned in a Texas field for nearly a decade after their owner became seriously ill and missed warehouse storage payments.  Even after the payments were made, the cars became stuck there for almost 10 years as the collector's family fought through legal proceedings.    Now the value of the collection, which could h...

Riguarda gli americani, però è sempre suggestivo immaginare l'ipotetico aspetto futuro di auto che portano nomi così prestigiosi come Alfa Romeo e Maserati. Il Gruppo FCA, sezione statunitense, ha organizzato un concorso di design per studenti delle scuole superiori americane. La competizione si chiama Drive for Design, il nome spiega tutto. La sfi...

As the field of science progressed throughout the Renaissance, it took an Italian, the first engineer, the famous Leonardo da Vinci, to think in concrete terms of an idea similar to that of modern era automobile. Then in 1769, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, a French engineer, invented the steam dray, a low, strong cart used for transporting heavy loads. Th...

The famous Mille Miglia (meaning a thousand miles) is a very popular open road race in Italy, which had originally taken place 24 times, from 1927 till 1957. Much like the earlier Italian races of Carrera Panamericana and the Targa Florio, Mille Miglia has made many sports car makers world-famous such as Porsche, Maserati, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. I...