VeloceToday for May 19, 2015

by pete on May 19, 2015

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Ermini 357 Sport

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…]


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…]


Iso Meeting in Bresso, Italy, 2015

by pete on May 19, 2015

fdsf Iso Grifo A3C impressive at this year’s Iso meet in Bresso.

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 dream to build an Iso museum and other attractions, but the project was delayed due to the crisis that involved the whole Italy. [click to continue…]

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Iso Rivolta Anniversary, 2002

by pete on 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!

Iso Rivolta GT at the 2002 meet. Iso Rivolta GT at the 2002 meet.

October 11, 2002 Iso Rivolta Anniversary

Story and photos by Alessandro Gerelli

The Iso Rivolta company was born in 1939 in Bresso, a small town just bordering Milan in the north of Italy. Iso was characterized by an amazing variety of production during its life including refrigerators and water heaters, motorbikes, small city cars, sport cars, and other sundries; most of which were manufactured after the end of WWII. The founder, Renzo Rivolta, was as interesting as the product line. He even built the factory in the park of his villa! [click to continue…]


VeloceToday for May 8th, 2015

by pete on 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 allow VeloceToday to significantly reduce our paid subscription rates. In order to accomplish this, we have automatically stopped all recurring charges for our existing paid subscribers via MediaPass. Stay tuned to VeloceToday and we’ll let you know how and when to subscribe for less!

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Etceterini Guy Cliff Reuter

by pete on May 5, 2015

Jack and Cliff Reuter in Bandini #358 at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours

By Pete Vack and Cliff Reuter
Photos courtesy Cliff Reuter

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


Italian Car Day at Brooklands, 2015

by pete on May 5, 2015

This is billed as a 1905 Fiat with an Isotta Fraschini 250 hp engine. Apparently Fiat drew plans to create record car in 1905 but aborted the effort. The drawings were picked up by Mike Vardy who recreated the monster using a Gar Wood supplied I-F aero engine. Probably the most appropriate Fiat for Brooklands Italian Car Day. This is billed as a 1905 Fiat with an Isotta Fraschini 250 hp engine. Apparently Fiat drew plans to create record car in 1905 but aborted the effort. The drawings were picked up by Mike Vardy who recreated the monster using a Gar Wood supplied I-F aero engine.

Story and 40 Photos by Jonathan Sharp

Having just returned from the annual Italian Car Day at Brooklands in Surrey (May 2-3 2015) I think they will need to come up with a new cliché to fit the event. It’s still the right crowd but as to crowding, I do not think I have seen the old place so full…Italian cars everywhere. Lamborghini’s under Concordes, Fiat 500s around the Vickers Vanguard, Alfas not just in their main display area but also spilling out along the old banking as well. [click to continue…]


Ferrari vs. Facebook

May 5, 2015

Why Ferrari will not be beaten by Facebook (but watch out for Apple!) By Gijsbert-Paul Berk No, Facebook does not compete in Formula 1 races and has neither announced any intentions of building fabulous sports cars. Nevertheless Facebook, as the world’s leading social networking service, is fast becoming serious competition for the magic Italian carmaker […]

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VeloceToday for April 28, 2015

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Techno Classica Essen 2015

April 28, 2015

Story and photos by Hugues Vanhoolandt More than 190,000 visitors attended the 27th edition of Techno Classica in Essen, Germany, making it once again the biggest indoor classic car show on earth, despite the competition from the more recent Stuttgart Retro Classics show.

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Sports Car Racing in the South: Not what you think

April 28, 2015

The Southern racing history of 62 Ferraris, 47 Maseratis, 4 OSCAs Sports Car Racing in the South, Texas to Florida, 1957-1958, by Willem Oosthoek: 51 reports of airport races in eight states, 343 black and white photos, 121 in color and 264 pages. Large format (13.25 by 9.5 inches) $125 Sports Car Racing in the […]

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