By Carol Ann Benanti Whether you're of Italian descent, or simply have a special affection for all things Italian, you won't want to miss Motori D'Italia, an exotic Italian car and motorcycle show which will be the highlight of the annual Festa D'Italia at Casa Belvedere: The Italian Cultural Foundation on Grymes Hill, set for the weekend of Sept....

Chrysler appointed Reid Bigland to the new position of head of Alfa Romeo in North America on Monday, charging him with relaunching the Italian brand here after a 19-year absence. Expectations are high. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne wants Alfa Romeo to go from zero to 150,000 annual sales in North America by 2018. It will start with just...

The Mille Miglia has a nearly 90-year history, but looks younger than its real age. Rather, it is as lively as it used to be in its early days, when it was "the most beautiful race in the world" (as Enzo Ferrari called it). For thirty years, from 1927 to 1957, the Mille Miglia ran across half of Italy, along its 1,700 km-odd route amid dust whirlw...

Alfa Romeo is about to go through a new restructuring process. As a result of this, it will come out from under the wing of the Fiat Chrysler group and become a brand unto itself.   The news comes from the folks at Automotive News, who spoke with sources within the Italian-American corporations.   Read more   Source: http:...

"Renting 'prestige' cars in Italy (including Ferraris) is fairly common for well-funded car enthusiasts," says Brian Dore, with Concierge in Umbria. "I'm sure that your reader has visions of 'opening it up' and zipping around from town to town passing everyone in sight.   The reality is that the roads in the Tuscan countryside are typically...

by Bob Golfen   With some of the world's greatest Italian sports cars from the past and present standing nearby, Ruben Ruiz's minivan was a source of constant attention. Of course, this was Concorso Italiano and this was no ordinary minivan. Ruiz was more than happy to give curious spectators tours of his 1958 Fiat Multipla 600, which h...

Often with cars like the Volkswagen Beetle or Fiat 500, the curse of cuteness can be totally reversed by adding slick wheels, applying a few decals, and slamming the sucker. You don't even have to touch the engine. Fleets of first-gen Scion xBs roll around Los Angeles in just such a fashion. They might make the same 108 hp as those transporting the...

In Maranello today, Ferrari Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne announced that the Italian automaker will build one final example of the LaFerrari. The car will be auctioned, and the proceeds will go toward helping the victims of the earthquake that rocked central Italy on August 24th.   The LaFerrari is the most expensive, highest-performing...

By Beatrice Bondi Motostalgia, una delle maggiori case d'asta di automobili di lusso, ha annunciato la messa all'asta della 1950 Cisitalia Abarth 204A, l'auto guidata dal leggendario pilota Tazio Nuvolari nell'ultima vittoria della sua lunga carriera, sul percorso che da Palermo porta a Monte San Pellegrino, nel 1950 all'età di 57 anni, tre anni p...

For 2013, Maserati reported a 148% increase in shipments to 15,400 vehicles, mainly attributed to the success of the new Quattroporte and Ghibli models launched during the year. For the Quattroporte, which was released in March, shipments totaled 7,800 units.   For the Ghibli, a total of 2,900 units were shipped between launch in October and...