In sending the DFW Fiat Club a couple of links to Fiat articles, we were impressed by the enthusiastic response by its president, Kathy Young. Since the 'enthusiastic response' is in notably short supply, we asked Ms. Young to provide a personal perspective on the roots of her Fiat enthusiasm, and a little more about her club. It has been (modestly...

In the modern age of design, where even the most basic object is studied and rendered beautiful by industrial designers who have reached celebrity status, (orange squeezer or usb key anyone?), it seems that almost anything can become "cult".   The rise of the hipster has done nothing to help this saturation of everyday things gaining an aest...

The Ferrari FXX K has won the Compasso d'Oro, one of the most prestigious design awards. The Ferrari FXX K, the jury explained, received the "Compasso d'Oro for a vehicle that exhibits a high level of industrial artisanship. It reflects the values of both Ferrari and of the Made in Italy brand. This recognition goes to a formidable team for exempli...

Italian automaker Fiat SpA announced Wednesday that it reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares of Chrysler for $3.65 billion in payments to a union-controlled trust fund. Fiat already owns 58.5 percent of Chrysler's shares, with the remaining 41.5 percent held by a United Auto Workers union trust fund that pays health care bills f...

The LaFerrari is one of Maranello's greatest creations of Ferrari. At 950 hybrid horsepower, it's about as monstrous a machine as one could possibly build for the public roads. So how does the Prancing Horse kick it up a notch — meet the track-only version 1,035 horsepower 6.3-liter V12 engine LaFerrari FXX K.   Scheduled to make its first r...

The order came from the Sultan of Brunei's nephew. It was 1994, and Prince Abdul Hakeem, then 20 years old, had inherited two things: access to a $40 billion fortune, and his family's penchant for spending it.   In the '80s and '90s, the monarchs of this tiny, oil-rich nation in the South China Sea bankrolled a fleet of special custom vehicl...

In coordination with Mid-Atlantic Lambos and the Lamborghini Owners Club we are again pleased to host the Lamborghini Owners National Meet at Le Belle Macchine - Pocono.   The latest examples of Sant' Agata's finest will be on display at the Concorso d'Eleganza on June 21.  

The new "Quattroporte" was launched at the Maserati Beverly Hills showroom on March 28th during an exclusive cocktail reception with showbiz celebrities and Maserati aficionados.   The "Quattroporte" was born in 1963, when Maserati put a racing engine in a Grand Touring automobile.   Today, the sixth generation Quattroporte is simply...

Expanding Alfa Romeo's lineup beyond the ultra-high performance Giulia Quadrifoglio, the all-new 2017 Giulia and Giulia Ti models will make their North American debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, further highlighting the first of a new-generation of vehicles embodying Alfa Romeo's La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emoti...

In 2014, Milanese design house Zagato celebrated its 95th year in business. Now, a new exhibition and accompanying coffee table book showcase the highpoints of this near-century at the forefront of automotive design... The exhibition, being held at the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile in Turin until mid-March, celebrates Zagato's influence on the i...