Aermacchi (shortened from the Italian, Aeronautica Macchi) began life shortly before WWI as a producer of light aircraft, specializing in seaplanes. One of these models, the M.C. 72, set a world velocity record for seaplanes which stands to this day. Powered by a unique supercharged Fiat V-24 engine, it brought the small company great publicity […]
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I learned about this show, which featured a very large turnout of cars of all types, as a Fiat Club of America member somewhere around January of this year. Held in Schenley Park, a large urban park in Pittsburgh, PA, I thought it sounded interesting. So I decided to actually enter a car of my […]
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Sights from the May 2, 2015 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance. This is a fairly new event (3rd year) as Concours go, but it has a bright future ahead. Located in the Sandhills of North Carolina, the town of Pinehurst is best known for its golf course and resort hotel which date back to the turn of […]
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In the United States, it is generally true bigger is better. Be it stores, televisions, houses, or most anything else you can conceive of, larger is better. It is often hard to appreciate the world of the small, when we are surrounded by heft and bulk of a massive scale. Think of the last walk […]
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This event took place on Saturday, and was far and away the best Cars and Coffee event I’ve ever attended. Definitely nothing comparable have I seen. Every conceivable category of car was there, in many ways it was more impressive than the concours the following day in terms of the cars on display. It was much […]
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