28 Sep “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 1956 Jensen 541 owned by Max Bottoli, president of MG CAR CLUB Italia, a car of rare elegance and presented in impeccable condition.
The rain that washed down the moment of saying goodbye helped to make the atmosphere even more English, if possible; Thanks to all the AMAMS staff for their warm hospitality and the perfect organization of the day.