ento squares, 21 nations, and a single great myth to act as a fil rouge: the Fiat 500.
This year the Fiat 500 Club Italia has decided to tackle the coronavirus restrictions by changing its approach, and instead of canceling the traditional appointment in Garlenda, in the hinterland of Savona, it has decided to expand it and transform the 38th edition into the first Fiat Wordl Wide Meeting .
The appointment is from 2 to 4 July around the world: from Italy to Japan, from Finland to South Africa, there will be over 100 events on the calendar, still being defined but ready to revive the legend of the 500. The “call” started a month ago from the headquarters of the Fiat 500 Club Italia and today 21 foreign clubs dedicated to the historic 500 have responded by giving their support.
From Japan to South Africa, everyone in the streets for the iconic 500
A few examples awaiting the official calendar: in Japan the event will be held at the Museum of the 500 in Nagoya, in the Netherlands, where three rallies are planned, about 100 cars will meet at the Government Palace in The Hague; in Switzerland the gathering will be at the Gotthard Pass and will allow the Ticino people to meet colleagues from the German cantons and Liechtenstein, in Uruguay it will be present with the Fiat 500 gardener of the former state postal service. Then there will be the Cinquecentisti of the Italian Made Social Motoring Club of Sydney, Australia, and in South Africa the fans of the historic 500 have already confirmed their participation.
The icon of made in Italy, in short, returns to unite fans from all over the world who in the past did not miss the Garlenda gathering: record number of participants in 2007, but also in 2017 the celebrations for the 60th birthday of the 500 attracted hundreds of fans. And Italy will obviously remain central in the celebrations thanks to the enthusiasm of the 21,000 members and the trustees of the various Coordinations of the Fiat 500 Club Italia, working to set up the best possible event in their territory, hypothesizing alternative solutions based on anti-Covid measures. of the moment. In the hometown of the 500, Turin, he is preparing in particular with an appointment that will involve Mauto.
Events from all over the world will be connected during the streaming scheduled for 2, 3 and 4 July, hosted on the website www.500clubitalia.it and on the official Facebook page of the Fiat 500Club Italia: “Nothing can stop the 500”, is the slogan of the event. July 4, the final day of the World Wide Meeting, also coincides with the 64th birthday of the historic 500, and for the occasion the Fiat 500 Club Italia has decided to establish the first “World Day of the Historic 500”, which will be dedicated to the designer of the 500, Dante Giacosa.
“We have chosen to change the formula not only to not give up on an appointment strongly desired by the entire community of the Cinquecentisti, but to improve – said the director of the World Wide Meeting, Alessandro Scarpa – Every year the International Meeting of Garlenda attracts 1000 crews from all over Europe, who go to the small town in the Ligurian hinterland for a weekend of celebration under the banner of the legendary cars that accompanied Italy on the road to rebirth. Given the impossibility of managing such a movement of people, we decided to involve the Cinquecentisti in a great event spread from 2 to 4 July “.
“Since the first lockdown we have been committed to organizing online conferences, friendly artistic and literary competitions, meetings on social networks and guaranteeing our presence continuously – added the founder of the Fiat 500 Club Italia, Domenico Romano – which was greatly appreciated by our 21,000 Shareholders “.