From 3 December 2015 to 31 January 2016, the Autoworld museum Brussels is devoting its fourth major year-end exhibition to the "bella macchina italiana" of the legendary '50s to '80s.
The ‘50s and ‘60s were undeniably the golden era of Italian automobiles. Constructors such as Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, Ferrari, Maserati… and later Lamborghini, stretched their levels of ingenuity to produce ever more powerful cars. Designers and coachbuilders such as Pininfarina, Bertone, Gandini, Giugiaro, Zagato, Spada, Touring Superleggera… were solicited from everywhere and from well over their borders. The Italian signatures acquired a unique world renown and prestige. To this day the “made in Italy” sports cars still captivate one and all. It has become a byword of passion, of elegance, of dolce vita, but also that of extremes and the lust for life.
In a scenography recreating the unique atmosphere of a “piazza” and its narrow Italian streets, visitors will be able to admire the most awesome cars produced in Italy from close by. On show; among others, the rare Disco Volante dating from 1952 – in parallel with the present Disco Volante by Touring Superleggera -, a Lamborghini Miura, a 350 GT Touring, a Maserati Ghibli… and many more. Several modern supercars such as the Lamborghini Veneno and the LaFerrari will also be at the rendezvous.
The Le Mans Classic is a biennial vintage sports car event held on the grounds of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, France. It began in 2002 and runs every two years in July on the full 13.65 km circuit also used for the annual modern day 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Le Mans Classic event of 2002 was the first time since 1923 that the full 24-hour Circuit, part of which is public road the rest of the year, was closed specifically for an event other than the annual running of the 24 heures du Mans with contemporary sportcars and prototypes, thus allowing car owners and gentleman drivers to experience what it must have been to race these cars on this circuit. The event consists of a series of races for cars which have competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans or for similar cars of the same model. Only cars from prior to 1979 are allowed.
Dates: 8, 9, 10 July 2016. www.lemansclassic.com/en/
The Goodwood Revival: a three-day festival held each September at Goodwood Circuit since 1998 for the types of road racing cars and motorcycle that would have competed during the circuit's original period—1948–1966. Most people dress in period clothes. It is one of the world's most popular motor race meetings and the only UK event which recreates the golden era of motor sport from the 1950s and 1960s. A must!
The magnificent Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event is held every last weekend in May in Cernobbio on the beautiful Lago di Como in Italy. Probably the finest setting in the world to view a magnificent collection of historic and modern concept cars.
While the Saturday is reserved as a closed event at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este for participants, the media and invited guests, the Concours of Historic Cars is open to the public on Sunday in the park of the Villa Erba located close to the hotel.
The CATAWIKI Oldtimer Auction lots are shown in realtime on Coachbuild.com. Click here to see the present list of classic cars being offered. The prices shown are the realtime bids at this moment.
Historic aircraft and competition cars, classic road cars and military machines will converge on Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire for the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd 2016, when Flywheel returns to the UK’s best-preserved Second World War bomber station.
Showcasing the best in aviation, motorsport, motoring and military history in a uniquely atmospheric and intimate setting, this family-friendly nostalgia-fest brings together a fantastic range of entertainment to appeal to all ages.
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