The Italian Junkyard

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Italian Junkyard strikes back

What a nice way to start this 2010.
At the end of the 2008 I went to an auto exhibition in Turin, "Dream, cars of the future since 1950", themed on concept cars and one-offs, specifically those that over the past 50 years had a great impact on the design and style of the auto industry.
Among theme, the Fioravanti F100r Concept car was also featured. Unveiled in the year 2000 it was the open top version of the F100 Concept, which is named after the 100th anniversary of Enzo Ferrari's birthday. We can bet there was quite a relationship between Fioravanti and Ferrari, with the former being responsible for masterpieces as the 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' and the 512 BB.

Internet fellow and owner/administrator/founder of the Ultimate Car Page Wouter Melissen noticed the shots I posted on his forum about a year ago, and asked to use them in his featured article.
Of course I said yes, what an honor, and you can see the result here: 2000 Fioravanti F100r Concept
I've been a follower of his site since when I got access to the internet, and an active forum member since two years, so I'm myself conscious of the value of such website.

On a side note, the same event also managed to set me another appearance on a "foreign" website a while ago.
The staff over Car Styling thought my shots were worth their site too, another place I often visit looking for info on older and less known concept cars and peculiar projects.
You can see my photos at this three links:

1974 Michelotti Lem
1976 Fiat City Car by Michelotti
1960 Abarth Monoposto da record by Pininfarina

This makes me think that it's probably the cars to be interesting rather than my shots, but I won't complain about that!

If you're intersted in the whole reportage from the Turin event, at the moment it's available at this link: 2008 "Dream, cars of the future since 1950" exposition, Turin, December 23rd 2008
It's a dedicated thread at the UCP's forum, so you won't be able to see the images if you're not registered.
Probably I'll transfer some of them (let's say a lot), over here, so be patient.

Caption by Damiano Garro


RoboElv said...

Hello, I have seen your photos of the 1974 Michelotti Lem on various web sites and wondered if I could use it in a new book I am writing on the A-Z of 3-wheelers. I'd of course be only too happy to acknowledge the photo to you.

Damiano Garro said...

Hi there, thank you for your interest in my pictures.

I didn't took my picture with idea of getting any profit out of them, I just wanted to share them so I'm really glad you would like to feature them on your next book. Credits and perhaps a copy of them book to show off with the family is all I'm asking.

I assume that I don't have any additional shots about the car since I'd have made them available already, but I can't check for sure as my HDD archive is presently nonoperational. I should have it repaired in a few days so I'll let you know.

Best Regards,

RoboElv said...

Hi thanks for your email. Please could you contact me roboelv (at) and I can provide some more information. Thank you. :)

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