For years, there was a rumor that Volkswagen wanted to buy Alfa Romeo from Fiat after acquiring Lamborghini in 1998. That didn’t happen, but it seems like they managed to turn their Spanish brand Seat brand into something sexy enough for Italians. Even the Carabinieri.
After yesterday’s Catalina catastrophe, I began to wonder what the biggest floatplane ever built was. Not a flying boat, where the aircraft’s fuselage also serves as a monohull with pontoons providing sea-keeping stability, but literally a plane attached to floats. Then I came across the obscure Italian-built CANT…
I’m hoping you’re not getting sick of me talking about my Mille Miglia trip to Italy, because there’s still some really important stuff you need to know about: like how the port-potties at the finish line of the Mille Miglia have shifters.
Recently, I was in Italy to take part in the Mille Miglia, and, of course, I was surrounded by some of the most amazing cars I’d ever seen. That’s why it was so important for me to get out and cleanse my palate with some really awful shitboxes, and, thankfully, Rome did not disappoint.
There’s a place in this world where cars have a holiday dedicated to them. And it’s a genuine holiday. Not the lame-ass British ‘holiday’ that’s just a jaunt to some tepid seashore, but holiday as in people stop all the normal rules of life and celebrate. The place is Italy, and the holiday is the Mille Miglia.
Before the Mille Miglia race actually begins tomorrow, the cars all have to go through a process of scrutineering, which is basically just making sure they’re actually road legal. It’s like going to the DMV. Actually, since going to the DMV is like a little jaunt to hell, the Mille Miglia is like the DMV in heaven: no…
From someone who still doesn’t entirely know how.
Watch what looks like the happiest moment in this pizza guy's life; handing a fresh pie straight to Pope Francis as he rolls through Naples in his bulletproof G-Wagen. Also, an errant soccer ball penetrates the papal motorcade's remarkably weak security.
Italy is a magical place, full of Italians and Piaggio Apes. And if you have no idea what a Piaggio Ape is, that is terrible. Because it's a delightful little three-wheeled pickup, and when fully loaded every sad little attempt to get up a hill is the silliest goddamn thing I've seen all morning. Until it flips.
According to NBC Sports, one of the most historic race tracks on the Formula One schedule may be in jeopardy due to a change in Italian tax law.
Yesterday, a pair of Italian Tornado attack jets from Ghedi Air Base in Northern Italy had a mid-air collision near the town of Ascoli Piceno. It is unclear whether the jets were in formation, opposing one another for training, or were independently navigating through the area.
It's not easy being a traffic cop in Italy. What are you supposed to do about all those exotics speeding around? Let them outrun you? Hell no, son, the law doesn't work that way. So in the interest of public safety, the Italian State Police is adding a Lamborghini Huracan to their fleet.
Truck yeah the ugly-ass SUV straight outta Turin can light 'em up!
If you've been just dying to pick up a used Lancia Thesis driven by an Italian government official, now is the time to act! Italy is selling off some 150 luxury cars purchased by the government in an attempt to curb wasteful spending.
Greetings from Bologna! Now that you know which factory I am visiting tomorrow to check out which new car, I might as well mention that I've seen a PT Cruiser with an Italian plate, proving that the whole Chrysler deal is definitely welcome around here.
In the latest Petrolicious video, we learn what it feels like to own a 1968 911T in the land of Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lancia, Fiat, Abarth, Maserati and other magnificent Italiane macchine.
No, this video hasn't been artificially sped up — it really is that fast.
An Italian toddler died on Tuesday after being forgotten in a car by his father for eight hours. The parents are currently being hospitalized in a state of shock.