2012/276: Italian Car Fest (6)
1952 Triumph Limousine
Don’t think this was actually part of the Italian Car Fest, as it was parked outside, in the “Italian Car Parking”. Didn’t stop me from taking pictures, though 😉
For anyone who’d like you know what’s written on the sign in the first photo, here are the car facts:
Engine: 4cyl 2088cc
Transmission: 3 speed
Wheel base: 111 inches
Horsepower: 68 BHP
Top speed: 77.5 mph
Max torque: 1300 in-lbs.
0 to 60 in 25 seconds
Cost: £1440 ($4032)
190 cars manufactured, 17th car built
Build date: 20 January 1952, Registered in Coventry
Restored in 2006, Imported in 2012
2012/275: Italian Car Fest (5)
The Italian Connection: 1964 Triumph TR4 (design by Michelotti)
2012/273: Italian Car Fest (4)
1959 Taraschi Formula Junior
The owner asked Sara if she wanted to sit in the car, but she said no…couldn’t even bribe her with ice-cream!!
Was a shame that it was up on the trailer…certainly would have made for a better picture if it wasn’t.
Mother/daughter self portraits 😉
2012/272: Italian Car Fest (3)
Today’s feature: Maserati
This one was still dealer owned, with the sticker in the window.
Miles per gallon : city 13, highway 21 (comes with a Gas Guzzler Tax of $1,700!!)
Aerodynamic (and really cool looking…as you can see below) carbon fiber pack: $2,750
Total suggested retail price: $150,265!! Yeah….I think I’d rather buy a house for that price!
I think I prefer the red 😉
2012/268: Italian Car Fest (2)
Today: Alfa Romeo
My favorite this year:
2012/267: Italian Car Fest (1)
Last year, the Italian Car Fest in Grapevine, Texas was so much fun, that I decided to drag everyone there again this year, when it was held on September 8th 😉
Thankfully the weather was a bit cooler than last year, and unlike last year, I wasn’t the only one of the family who brought the camera. Both girls brought theirs!
I waited until a couple of days before, to tell the girls that we were going, thinking that after watching several seasons of Top Gear on Netflix (and LIKING it!!), they’d appreciate it more than they did last year. Sara wasn’t too thrilled about going, but remembered the gelato (that they were supposed to have, but didn’t have last year) and asked “can we get gelato??” Um, we’ll see! (No gelato this year either!)
When I asked Melissa if she was excited about going, she answered with a very non-excited “sure…probably gonna bring my camera, too”.
It was actually a nice day, without any whining from the kids!!
Don’t expect to see too many “whole car” shots…with all these rude people there, who couldn’t be bothered to wait three seconds for me to get my shot, I had to get a little creative 😉
Today’s installment: Ferraris!