by Brian Wingfield Ferrari SpA (FERI) wants to ship its luxury sports cars to the U.S. without having to pay duties. The owner of KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants is seeking lower tariffs on chicken wings exported to feed hungry Europeans. Lobbying by companies is accelerating as the U.S. Trade Representative's office prepares to negotiate with the...

There is an instinctive quality, an innate ability to grasp the soul of an object that some product designers have. It is the secret ingredient that separates design leaders from design followers, and Battista Farina, better known as Pinin Farina, car designer extraordinaire, had this talent.   He single handedly reinvented the concept of th...

What's that flash of red on the horizon? Forget about that famous visitor from the North Pole. Alfa Romeos are coming to town. After all, Santa Claus makes an appearance once a year and this is the first time in almost two decades that the Italian sports cars have been sold new in the U.S., let alone the Pittsburgh region. "They're arriving within...

Lamborghini revealed this week at the Geneva Motor Show a special edition of their Huracán LP 610-4 supercar called the Huracán Avio, or "aviation."   The new edition, of which only 250 will be produced, was revealed alongside the simply outrageous Lamborghini Centenario. While the car's 4.2-liter, 610-horsepower V10 and driving dynamic...

A 1954 blue 212/250 coupe Ferrari with coachwork by Pininfarina has just been sold to an unidentified bidder for $1.1 million in Belgium, during the annual Grand Prix Rally and Concours d'Elegance, confirming the booming demand for the Italian luxury car after another record sale of $52 million for a 1963 250 GTO. The 1954 blue car was recently id...

It's nearly impossible to gauge the number of car junkies who dashed to Highland Village for another pageant of very expensive local Italian beauties Sunday. The turnout was definitely up from previous years, evident by sponsoring neighborhood restaurants racing to stay ahead of demand from guests that meandered about 75 exquisite samples of Europe...

Italian and American collectibles are dominating the sales at Gooding & Company and RM Sotheby's during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance's motoring week. Among the headliners at Gooding & Co. on August 20-21 are a 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV with coachwork by Bertone, that is being offered publicly for the first time (est: $2.2-...

di Fabio Izzo   Disegnata dal Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, la 4C richiama immediatamente alla mente alcuni modelli iconici della tradizione che hanno lasciato un segno importante nella storia del marchio, ma andiamo a vederne meglio tutti i principali dettagli.   Nulla di più semplice a dire il vero visto che l'Alfa Romeo 4C nasce da un f...

Corrado "Joe" Manfredi, the owner of Manfredi Auto Group, died Saturday in Florida, a friend and longtime business associate confirmed. He was 77. Born in Mola di Bari, Italy, Manfredi moved to New York City and trained at Brooklyn Automotive. After working as a mechanic and service manager for six years, he launched the Manfredi Auto Mall in...

by Jennifer Noblit   The Italian Gathering will celebrate its 10th year with one of the biggest names in Lamborghini. Retired test-driver and brand ambassador Valentino Balboni will help roll out the 2015 Italian Gathering from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of Wendy's Corporate headquarters, 1 Dave Thomas Blvd.   O...