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Old 2nd October 2014, 12:46   #1
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Default What happens when a Petrolhead visits Italy

Hey guys, this is overdue since a long time now. Have been too busy with work and have not been too active.

First a quick question. What jumps to mind when u hear Italy?
Ferrari? Lamborghini? Ducati? Maserati? Pagani?

Anyways here goes,
I remember it was a lazy early morning back in mid july of 2012. Dad called sounding very busy and in a lot of work "do you want to go to Italy? tell me fast". I reply "Do you have to ask?" *hangs up on me*

So he comes home and says I am attending a training course for the repair and maintenance of the machinery equipment we use. i'll be honest, i was very excited.

Early Morning, the next day "Tickets are booked for 22nd september" "is that ok with you?" "it is a 5 day course so return will be on the 27th or 28th" and then i thought to myself. i am going to visit Italy alone/solo. It wouldn't hurt to extend it about a week and visit the places i have dreamed of as a kid staring at a Ferrari/Lamborghini poster. so return tickets are booked for the 8th of october. 2 days online and i had booked entries to all the places i wanted to visit. Sorry for some of the pictures being so blurry, my blackberry at the time had a horrible camera. And also i would like to apologise for the not so good watermarking. I am unable to find the original images.

Enough of the boring stuff. lets get to the pictures. Let them do the talking.

Stop 1. Pagani.

When i reached the factory.
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The Zonda R gave a warm welcome
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Old 2nd October 2014, 13:09   #2
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Part 2. Lamborghini
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look what i found !

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Stop 3. Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari.

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Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari. Continued.
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Stop 5. Panini Collection
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Thread moved from the Assembly Line. Thanks for sharing.
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Wow - beautiful!

This is what a trip to Italy should consist of.

You didn't let your visit to Italy go waste browsing through basilicas, gaping at colosseums, drinking cappuccinos & eating tiramisu.

You spent it well, looking at the important stuff!
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Wow that's a lot of horsepower in this thread, so how about street spotting of these beauties? Post some pictures of the same.
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A beautiful travelogue, looks like an album. I guess it's every petrolheads dream journey; a pilgrimage to the mecca of automobile history. Thanks for sharing.

I could hardly find any alfa pictures. Were you able to visit alfa romeo factory or heritage museum? The other manufacturers also, was it possible to get a sneak peak into their factories or assembly lines?

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@autodoc- There were a couple of alfa cars at the casa enzo permanent museum. Yes i did do the factory tours but sadly was not allowed to click pictures. The Pagani factory is the most shocking. It is just a couple of guys working on an overall of 2 cars between them. The attention to detail is staggering. We were lucky enough to witness a bottle green Huayra supposed to leave for HongKong in 24 hours being tested on the freeway, walking distance from the factory. They road test all their cars. It sounded heavenly. And yes it does look more like an album but did not want to overdo it and make it boring with too much material. I did not have time for the alfa museum maybe because i am not too big a fan of alfas, personally. I took my own sweet time at all the factories and museums, sometimes taking hours.

motomaverick- Not too many street spotted cars. Have a couple of pictures but i use an old school mechanical shutter DSLR, pretty hazy pictutes.

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Ok, so i bumped into an old hard-drive of mine and found all the originals, un-edited, un-watermarked. Not repeating the ones i have already posted. Hope you'll like them.

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