A Show of Passion – Wheels of Italy 2016

September 20th, 2016 by

Every summer, I look forward to the Wheels of Italy show. It’s usually one of the last big car shows of the season and highlights all sorts of Italian cars, motorcycles, scooters, and bikes, as well as Italian culture in general. I think one the main things that draws me not only to the show, but Italian vehicles in general, is the passion that goes into them. While that passion is usually more obvious in older Italian cars than in newer, more mass-produced machines, it nonetheless serves as a foundation that binds all of these cars, new and old, together.

 

This year, Wheels of Italy played host to everything from a 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C racecar all the way up to the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia super-sedan, with plenty of rare and beautiful Ferraris, Fiats, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Vespas, and Ducatis sprinkled in. While a record five different iterations of the Ferrari 250 chassis (2x 250 GTB SWB, 2x 250 GT TdF, and a 250 Lusso) stole the show for me, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing a carnucopia of brightly-colored Panteras, a beautiful Alfa Romeo GTA, and a stunning and rare 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2.

Check out the gallery below and let us know which car was your favorite of the show!

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