The Mille Miglia Race, explained

The Mille Miglia Race, explained 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 … Read more

Italian cars history, part 2

Italian cars history, part 2 Join Life in Italy in this second venture into the automobile industry In 1914, after the murder of Archduke Francesco Ferdinando in Sarajevo, Austria declared war on Serbia. Indeed, it was the beginning of World War I. And yes, it affected the development in the history of Italian cars. During the … Read more

Italian cars history, part 1

Italian cars history, part 1 Guess who first thought about the automobile. You guessed it: Leonardo da Vinci. This is the history of Italian cars, from slow one-wheelers to the modern, manufacturers. Inventing automobiles Leonardo da Vinci ideated the predecessor of modern automobiles. He was the first to think in concrete terms of a modern-era … Read more

History of Siata (Societa Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori)

Siata Daina Sport Stabilimenti Farina Coupe license plate after restauration parked at the harbor, matching numbers beautiful restored

History of Siata (Societa Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori) Siata (Societa Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori in English Italian Car Transformation Accessories Company), was an Italian tuning shop turned automaker founded in 1926 by amateur racecar driver Giorgio Ambrosini. Siata initially sold performance parts to modify and tune cars manufactured by Fiat. After World War II, the company began making … Read more

The Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este Newsletter

The Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este 2022- CORRIERE D’ELEGANZA II Dear Friend of the Concorso, The times we are experiencing are certainly not easy. It’s therefore all the more important to experience every moment of pleasure and joy to the full. There has recently been one such beacon on the first weekend of October. This was … Read more

Cars history: Itala

The history of Itala Itala has achieved recognition by producing racing cars with large engines. Here is a copy of 1907 (16.7 liter, 120 hp)The largest Itala cars were 6-cylinder 11.1-and 12.9-liter 1908 model willing to buy them, and the company announced the sale in 1911, 720 cars. The motto of “Many fine” does not … Read more

The spectacular cars of the 2021 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

The spectacular cars of the 2021 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este The Villa d’Este is a 16th-century villa near Rome, which was for centuries a residence of the aristocracy – princesses, marquises, sultans, tsars and Popes have lived there. Since 1873, the villa has been one of the most charming and celebrated five-star resorts in the … Read more

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021 – the top 10 of de.motor1.com

Fiat 508 CS "Ballila Aerodinamica"

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021 – the top 10 of de.motor1.com Automotive rarities for foodies on Lake Como There are countless classic car events around the globe. And there are the absolutely top-class events for the foodies of the classic automobile, quasi the star cuisine of the scrap metal. The “Grand Slam” here are the … Read more

Our Abarth at the Targa Florio

Our Abarth at the Targa Florio Jim and Gerda Kastrop (driver, navigator) and Mike Kastrop and his team (technical support) brought our Abarth back to Sicily where it belongs. It all started with Ovidio Capelli, the dealer who sold the car and raced it. Read more about the Targa Florio Watch the video below or … Read more

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 1st to 3rd October 2021

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este (from 1st to 3rd October 2021) Find here all the information of our paticipation at the  Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021 https://youtu.be/SToo3LZlv6w Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Prelude Octobre 3rd: what a great event, for more than three days we lived our own version of “The world is not enough”. https://youtu.be/p9TYOMKvR_g Octobre 2nd: … Read more