2022, June 20th ,Coppa della Perugina on Jaguar E Type
I have just returned from a weekend full of culture and beauty, spent in Umbria for the Coppa della Perugina.
My second presence at one of the most important Italian vintage car events confirmed my excellent memory of the pre-Covid edition. This time I left the Aston Martin DB6 in the garage, preferring the Jaguar E Type spider, more suited to the sunny weather expected at the weekend.
Around 130 spectacular historic cars from all over Europe were present at the Coppa, including twenty prestigious pre-war cars, and for three days they paraded among the most beautiful villages in the Perugia area, from Paciano to Assisi up to Montefalco, with a stop on Lake Trasimeno included.
Once again we made the engines roar on the track of the Autodromo di Magione and paraded between two wings of the crowd along the elegant Corso Vannucci, the “salotto” of Perugia. Always interesting is the visit to the Perugina, which this year, in addition to the museum, surprisingly included a guided tour inside the factory.
Thanks to my friend Ugo Amodeo, CAMEP president, and to all his staff for the impeccable organization of a very pleasant event, which made us leave Perugia with a smile and the promise to meet soon again.
2021, JULY 25th: DRIVE WITH US – MODENA AUTODROME
2020 29 september “THE ENGLISH ARE COMING” TO MANTOVA WITH AMAMS NUVOLARI
As I said several times, British classic cars have a special place in my heart: it was thanks to an MG, on which I worked at a very young age, that I became passionate about this incredible world.
Therefore, I could not refuse the kind invitation of AMAMS Tazio Nuvolari of Mantua who yesterday, shouting “The English are coming”, brought about fifty shiny British Classic ladies, plus a few valuable youngtimers, to the historic Piazza Sordello.
Together with Giampietro Danini, AMAMS vice president and ASI certification manager, and Attilio Facconi, 1000 Miglia and Nuvolari historian, I spent the morning commenting on the characteristics of the participating cars: splendid examples of MG, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Morgan, Hillman, Rolls Royce, JBA, Triumph, Rover, Jensen.
Special guest, a 1917 AJS 800 sidecar.
We then moved to Marmirolo for a pleasant lunch in the historic Villa Corte Pedron; at the end, the technical jury and the participants awarded some prizes to the cars. The Best in show award went to the
2019 21/22 September: In South Tyrol for the Dolomiti IRA Classic
It is always a privilege to participate in the Dolomiti IRA Classic historical cars’ gather of the Veteran Car Team Bolzano.
It will be for the impeccable organization, or for the beauty of the places crossed, or perhaps for the spirit of friendship that animates the participants even during the fifty timed trials.
Be that as it may, I accepted with enthusiasm the invitation of Davide Brancalion, president of the Club, and on the morning of Saturday 21 September I was punctually in Piazza Walther, in the center of Bolzano, for the technical checks of my first series Jaguar E Type.
From Bolzano a journey has begun that has brought about fifty participants’ historic cars – even from northern Germany – to Renon, passing through historic villages and meeting wonderful mountain landscapes, which the perfect weather made even more vivid in colors.
A stop in Terlano, another to Ritter, and here we are in the welcoming Hotel Saslong in Santa Cristina for dinner and overnight stay.
The next morning we reached Monte Pana, a plateau with a view of the Sassolungo and Sassopiatto Dolomite boulders, for the latest regularity tests. The morning ended with a “pasta party” and the awards ceremony.
2019 june 15/16 Brescia-Edolo-Ponte di Legno gather between taste and landscapes
From Brescia to the Valle Camonica to the Val di Sole, to descend along Lake Garda: the 11th Edition of Brescia-Edolo-Ponte di Legno of the Musical Watch Veteran Car Club of Brescia did not leave the crews time for boredom. On 15 and 16 June, 35 vintage cars were able to travel on mountain roads, encountering marvelous landscapes, framed by a rarely so clear sky.
The encouraging weather forecast had convinced me to participate in the gather with a spider, my Jaguar E Type. It was the perfect choice: not even a cloud clouded the sky of the two-day period between Brescia and Trento.
2019 JUNE 9th BRITISH CAR MEETING AT MUSEO MILLE MIGLIA
2019 – June 2nd . ART, VINTAGE AIRCRAFT AND CLASSIC CARS WITH THE BRITISH MOTOR CLUB ITALIA
A BRITISH MOOD ART-AND-FLIGHT DAY
Summer temperatures have blessed on June 2nd the oldtimer English car gather The art in flight, conceived by the British Motor Club Italia.
Fifty flaming British cars moved in the early morning from the Mille Miglia Museum in Brescia to Lake Garda, along quiet country roads – beautiful passage on the ancient Roman bridge that crosses the Chiese river, in the Pontenove locality.
As we reached the village of Carzago, the gates of the MarteS, Sorlini Art Museum, opened to welcome the colorful British snake of cars. Tour guides escorted us to the noble floor of the seventeenth-century palace, telling us about the precious collection of paintings accumulated in the decades by the late entrepreneur Luciano Sorlini. Guided in the fourteen halls, we admired artworks from the Venetian and Brescia masters of the 18th century, among which were paintings by Giovanni Bellini, Pitocchetto, Palma il Vecchio, Tiepolo and Canaletto.
The group then moved to Cantrina village, where we enjoyed local dishes in the welcoming Roccolo farmhouse.
We are then set off again for Ceresara, a Mantuan village known both for its prized cherries and for its frequented Sorlini Airfield. To celebrate Italian Republic Day, a display of WWII airplanes was
2018 DOLOMITI IRA CLASSIC
In fall 2018 the car has entered the event DOLOMITI IRA CLASSIC 2018 organized by Davide Brancalion, chairman of the Veteran Car Team di Bolzano
2018 LAVORI DI RICONDIZIONAMENTO
in 2018 , 27 years after the total restoration the e type was needing a complete paint refresh and the replacement of door cills and floors.
Even the reax axle was needing a complete overhauling with complete rebuilding of brakes calipers, hoses, new discs, new bearings , shocks, etcetera.
2017 JAGUAR INTERNATIONAL MEETING TOSCANA
2011 Fotografie della E type al momento dell’acquisto.
1990- 1991 PICTURES OF THE RESTORATION WORK
After the importation in Italy from USA the car was totally restored in veneto from the wellknown specialist “OLD GARAGE”.