The Fiat 126 is an adorable car. It looks like a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe with a license plate and turn signals. Fiat made nearly 5 million 126s over its 28-year production life from 1972 to 2000. It was made in factories in both Italy and Poland. All over Europe in the latter quarter of the 20th century, the 126 was seen as a cheap family car for h...

Italian cars are some of the most desirable vehicles on the planet. They are the best looking, make the best engine noises, and have the most exquisitely designed interiors which scream elegance and style. Take the roof off any of them, and they instantly become better in every way. Convertibles are not only stylish pieces of machinery to get from...

It is not a secret that Europe is home to the most respected car brands in the world. Several brands have cemented their reputation thanks to their creativity and high standards. As a result, a fair number of truly game-changing and rare European beasts have seen their value shooting through the roof. A lot of those cars have, of course, originated...

If you love Italian food and fast cars then you need to make a road trip to Grapevine, Texas for Italian CarFest 2022, on September, 10, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is the largest show of premier Italian automobiles in the Southwest presented by the Italian Car Club of North Texas and the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau. It's a prelude...

I remember that growing up, my mother had a green Fiat 500, just like the one in the picture above, she used to drive my friends, siblings, and me to the seaside. We never thought the car was small: the car represented fun for us. Italy was experiencing an economic boom at that time so most middle-class families, like mine, had a second car — the l...

Enzo Ferrari could be described as nothing more than the inspiration behind the project for the “little GP car”, and as stated in the specialised press, seeing what was done at Maserati it would have needed a 4- or 6- cylinder engine. At Alfa Romeo, the suggestion for the new racing car was taken on board, but was based on a more sophisticated stra...

Strenuous climbs on bumpy, dust-caked roads: this was how people traveled in the boot of the 1950s, before a dense zipper of avant-garde roads criss-crossed the country, uniting Italy forever. The expansion of road networks, as well as the increase in incomes and paid vacations, helped turn August into the month of the summer exodus: a typically It...

Following on from our recent look at Italy’s iconic scooter, La vespa, we’ll look at a brief history of another iconic vehicle, the much loved Fiat 500. The Fiat 500, or cinquecento is unmistakably Italian, like the Vespa, its image is universally linked with Italy.  Deriving from the original Fiat 500 Topolino, meaning little mouse the 500 was pro...

In an attempt to field test the revolutionary electric charging method of dynamic induction, the Italian-American conglomerate Stellantis N.V. recently created the “Arena Del Futuro” test track. The company stated that this radically new pilot test track has been built by A35 Brebemi, the direct motorway link between Brescia and Milan, in collabora...

Concorso Ferrari & Friends is Southern New England’s signature automobile event in support of Connecticut Children’s. The annual event attracts thousands of Connecticut Children’s supporters and regional car enthusiasts and includes a display of nearly 200 Italian supercars including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Fiat. Since its in...