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2011/259: Italian Car Fest, Part 1

I happened to watch the news at Noon one day and heard about the Italian Car Fest in Grapevine TX on September 10, 2011. It didn’t take much to talk Greg into it, and we didn’t have any other plans yet, so why not, right? We didn’t tell the girls that we were going to a car show, because we didn’t want to listen to the whining all the way there, so I just told them we were going to an “Italian Fest”. They did have some food there (Italian Sausages and meatballs, and they were supposed to have gelato, too, but I think it was just too hot out, because we didn’t see any sign of it).
It would have been nice to have Cameron with us. Not Nick, because every non-American made car is a foreign pos to him. And my dad! He would have loved it! One of my favorite memories of my dad is going to the “100 Years Automobile” Show in Stuttgart, Germany, back in 1986. Just him and me. Must have gotten the car bug (along with the photography bug) from him 😉 He used to work for Daimler Benz in Untertürkheim as an engineer (he designed the rear axle) from 1970 until he passed away in 1992.
Anyway…. the pictures…..

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

1996 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster

Don’t you wish you could drive one of these home?
(Can you believe I was a little more organized this time and actually know what cars they are?!)

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10 responses

  1. Sweet cars! Perhaps your daughters will come away with the same memories as you have with your Dad? 😉

    16. September, 2011 at 08:02

    • They might, but it won’t be any car related memories… unless you count the “mom used to drag us to all these stupid, annoying, and boring car shows” LOL

      16. September, 2011 at 15:31

  2. I’d love to just be able to take something like that on a joy ride!
    Would you happen to know if there was a car there called a Bugati? I just heard that car name for the first time ever very recently.

    16. September, 2011 at 15:18

    • That would be nice, wouldn’t it? 🙂
      No Bugattis… Bugatti is a French car manufacturer (although the founder was Italian)

      16. September, 2011 at 15:32

      • Never would have guessed French!

        17. September, 2011 at 08:17

  3. doreen3boys

    omg, my kids would be in heaven!! esp. Daniel. George has always had the car bug and def. has been handed down to our kids. Great pics!

    16. September, 2011 at 18:55

    • I’ll trade you my girls for your boys for next year’s Italian Car Fest? 😉
      Thanks, Doreen!

      16. September, 2011 at 19:07

  4. Those cars are beautiful , so is the story about your dad that from whom you inherited the interest in the beautiful cars.

    18. September, 2011 at 05:33

  5. I want one… Specifically the 458, but I’m not too fussy if someone cares to donate one of the others (apart from the scarecrow that is).. lol… My birthday’s coming up, d’ya reckon I might be in luck ??… lol… Real nice shots too Michaela… 🙂

    19. September, 2011 at 08:33

  6. awesome pics, and nice memory of your Dad, maybe the girls will appreciate it when they are older…

    20. September, 2011 at 20:26

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