VeloceToday for May 26, 2015

by pete on May 26, 2015

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Inaugural Holy Land Tour 1000 Part 1

by pete on May 26, 2015


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By Charles Schoendorf
All photos by Ronen Topelberg

Location, location, location

If vintage car tours are your bag and you’re looking for the next great and different one, I’m afraid you just missed it, the inaugural HolyLand 1000, yes, in Israel, held May 22-27. But there is hope that the organizers Elad Shraga and Amir Almagor will have the chutzpah to stage a sequel in a year or two. They are talking about it.

In lots of ways the HL 1000 was similar in format and execution and as big a rush as the best tours I’ve ever done in CO, CA and AZ and elsewhere in the US and in Italy too, only more so, because it was in Israel. [click to continue…]

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Inaugural Holy Land 1000 Tour Part 2

by pete on May 26, 2015


sdfsdaf Elad Shraga’s Osca MT4 at rest at the beautiful Beresheet Hotel.

By Charles Schoendorf
All photos by Ronen Topelberg

DAY 3 Sea of Galilee-Nazareth-Mitzpe Ramon

As the inaugural Holy Land 1000 progressed, the cars headed south to the Negev Desert, with a lunch stop along the way at a horse breeding estate, literally in the stables, and on to spend the night on the edge of the Great Crater of Ramon, nearly 1000 meters above sea level. This crater, so called, was actually formed naturally over millions of years through the forces of erosion and subsidence to be over 500 meters deep, and is as amazing a geological spectacle as can be found anywhere. [click to continue…]

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Millie Miglia, 2015

by pete on May 26, 2015


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Photos by Alessandro Gerelli

Alessandro Gerelli has been covering the Mille Miglia for us since 2004, not missing a year since. Each May, he takes us down to Brescia were he has a chance to wander about, finding fascinating cars even he has not seen before.

This year was no exception…the Zanussi, seen above, is a new one on us and just as attractive as a Fiat can possibly be. And every year there are new restorations, new owners and new experiences. [click to continue…]

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The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, 2015

by pete on May 26, 2015

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Story by Brandes Elitch
Photos and captions by Steve Snyder

Many car shows describe themselves as a “Concours d’Elegance,” but there is only one motorcycle event in that category, and that is The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California. [click to continue…]

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VeloceToday for May 19, 2015

by pete on May 19, 2015

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Ermini 357 Sport: Mille Miglia 2010, San Quirico

Photos by Hugues Vanhoolandt
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Thanking our Image Makers

This month we present the first of our series of photo galleries provided by our long-serving image makers. Over the past 14 years VeloceToday photographers have traveled the globe to bring outstanding event coverage to our readers. We simply don’t know where we would be without them and we all owe them a sincere debt of gratitude.

One of the ways in which we can say thank you is to allow them free reign to present their own selected galleries, albums arranged by some sort of subject matter. These do not have to have anything to do with Italian or French cars, but subjects that nevertheless will excite our readers. However, Hugues Vanhoolandt will kick off the galleries with a well-known Italian theme. [click to continue…]

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Mean-looking Alfa 164 Procar. Capable of over 200 mph, it was faster than it looked. Mean looking 620 hp Alfa 164 Procar. And much faster than it looks..

Story and photography by Roberto Motta, archive photography by Automobilismo Storico Alfa Romeo Centro Documentazione

The history of the 164 Pro-Car has its origin in 1985, when Alfa Romeo decided to return to the Formula 1 World Championship, and the management decided that they would build a new 3.5 liter engine, which would be installed in the French F1 Ligier. [click to continue…]

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Iso Meeting in Bresso, Italy, 2015

May 19, 2015

Story and photos by Alessandro Gerelli At the very beginning of the EXPO 2015 that is held in Milan from May to October, the local fansorganized an Iso Rivolta meeting in Bresso, just inside the old, now neglected factory. As already told in VeloceToday, (“Iso Rivolta Anniversary” of 2002 see archived story), there was a […]

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Iso Rivolta Anniversary, 2002

May 19, 2015

Thirteen years have passed since our faithful Italian correspondent Alessandro Gerelli submitted this story about the 50th anniversary meeting of Iso enthusiasts at Bresso, Italy. And what has changed? The prices! October 11, 2002 Iso Rivolta Anniversary Story and photos by Alessandro Gerelli The Iso Rivolta company was born in 1939 in Bresso, a small […]

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VeloceToday for May 8th, 2015

May 5, 2015

To all of our premium (paid) subscribers who have received a cancellation of recurring charges notice from MediaPass, don’t worry: All of the old and new content will be able to be viewed by our existing premium subscribers, even though the recurring billing has stopped. We are working on a new subscription service that will […]

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Etceterini Guy Cliff Reuter

May 5, 2015

By Pete Vack and Cliff Reuter Photos courtesy Cliff Reuter VeloceToday has been publishing articles weekly since 2001, but Cliff Reuter’s excellent site, Etceterini.com, is almost as old. “I started my first web site cliffreuter.com in 2002 as a way to connect with friends around the world (before Facebook) and then in 2005 launched Etceterini.com”, […]

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