Exceptional Italian classics at Modena Motor Gallery
Planning to spend a weekend in Italy? Then you should definitely pass by the Concorso d’Eleganza di Villa d’Este (isn’t the Italian language beautiful?) at the Como-lake, drive on to Modena and visit the Motor Gallery event where you undoubtedly will be able to witness some very exceptional cars. This new national exposition/market with cars, motorcycles and stalls guarantees to show you a number of models which you’ll have only seen on pictures so far. Spread over a terrain of 28.000 square meters are 300 exhibitors and many gorgeous creations of Ferrari, Maserati (motorcycles too), Lamborghini, Moto Morini, Bugatti, De Tomaso, Ducati, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Fiat and many others. It’s actually a little piece of heaven for true enthusiasts, with cars coming from famous (Mario Righini, Panini, Stanguellini) and less famous private collections.
And it’s not only 1:1 models which will be displayed; because of the home turf, there will be no less than 100 exhibitors who trade in rare parts of any (Italian) car/motorcycle brand you could imagine. Furthermore, ode will be made to the history of the Italian automotive industry by means of videos and there is also a big book market. This event isn’t held in the Italian ‘Motor Valley’ for no reason and is supported by the ASI (Automotoclub Storico Italiano). According to the organization, this event to be held on the 25th and 26th of May will exhibit a truly unique collection. Ferraris of Agnelli, rally cars, Mille Miglia-legends, cars of movie stars,… They’re all gathered in one place during the Motor Gallery in Modena in and around the Modena Fiere.
A few examples of rare ‘Barchetta’s’ from the fifties are, for example, Ferrari Monza, Stanguellini 1100, Alfa Romeo Conrero, Ferrari 875, Maserati Tipo 61 and 63. From the rally world you’ll see; world champion Lancia Stratos Alitalia, Autobianchi A112 S1 70 hp, Lancia Delta Safari, Fiat 124 Spider Abarth GR4, Alfa Romeo Alfetta GR4 (of Jean Todt) and Ferrari 308 GR4. And then there’s also the pieces coming from several private collections, as said earlier, plus the chance for every visitor for a drive in a typical ‘supercar’ from this region.