This time Harald of HO Motors went in person to see this very important Italian Classic Car Show.

On more than 90.000m2 in 11 big exhibition halls about 2300 vehicles (cars and bikes) could be seen. As you would expect, there was a generous display of the car clubs and a well stacked indoor and outdoor area for the spare parts stall holders.

Many, many Porsches were on offer with prices rising by the minute like all over rest of Europe. EUR 200.000,- for a 964 Turbo S is a bit steep by any standards.

Now looking at the lighter side in life, Padua always provides a vast array of Italian Carrozzeria specimen. Starting from the Bertone Fiat X1/9 Prototype to a Gran Sport clad Stanguellini Formula Junior over to a Lamborghini Reventon continuing with a Vignale Fiat 500, a Fiat 600 Gran Luce Viotti and finishing with a quite modern Maserati Shooting break. Very exciting to discover more and more of these rare beasts.

The British (cars) were also out in force. Rolls Royce Rally Car, Triumph TR3A and 4 as well as a Sunbeam Harrington and a most beloved Lotus Cortina Mk1.

On the Accessori front the Borrani whire Wheel booth was outstanding with their modern wheels being shown on a striking yellow Alfa Romeo 8C Competitione.

While it may not match the sheer size of Essen Techno Classica, this event has all the spice and ingrediences to please even the most spoiled visitors. Long may it continue.