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Holy Motors

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The First Ferrari IndyCar – in the early years of F1 competition, the Indy 500 was included as an event.

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Micah inspecting a Vespa with a side-car at the Museo Piaggio

On the way back from Verona, we visited Maranello, home of the Ferrari motor factory, museum, and test track. This visit had been a dream of Jakob’s for many years, due to his dedication to industrial design and his interest in ‘going fast.’

Motor vehicles play a prominent part of Italian culture and sport; racing is one of the most popular spectator sports (motorcycles and F1) and participatory activities (as anyone passed by an Audi doing 180 km/hr on the autostrada can attest).

We had already visited, during our trip to Tuscany, the Museo Piaggio, where the eternal flame of Vespa, the iconic Italian scooter, is kept alive; this post records Jakob’s thoughts about stylish Italian transport.

(Our title refers to the strange but wonderful film, Holy Motors, which we watched earlier this year.)

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Vintage Karman Ghia

Vintage Karmann Ghia

Befana came to Perugia, and for some reason this meant that there should be a classic car rally in Perugia. Jaguars (including a glorious XK-E; see this Top Gear segment), Triumphs, Citroens, Mercedes, and lots and lots of Fiat 500s.

But what caught my eye was a 1972 Karmann Ghia convertible. Because a white 1970 Ghia was my first car.

And I sold it.

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