Sunday 26 September, from 10 to 18, in Piazza San Carlo the National Day of the Vintage Vehicle is celebrated, an event desired (and created at the time) by ASI – the Italian Historical Automotoclub which is based on the Turin precollina , in Villa Rey – which, with all its associated clubs, involves the main Italian cities. All the more reason to celebrate it in Turin, known as the “City of the Car”.
It will be possible to admire more than 50 beautiful historic cars, among the oldest of which there is also a Fiat 503 from 1906, an Ansaldo Torpedo from 1928, a Lancia Augusta from 1935. And again the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Pininfarina from 1948. Among the motorcycles “made in Turin” there will be a large representation of Della Ferrera from the 20s and 30s, a Rigat Magnifica from 1912, a Giacomasso 500 from 1934, a Carrù Competizione from 1952.
In the late afternoon of Saturday 25 September, in Villa Rey (which also hosts the world headquarters of FIVA (Fédération Internationale Véhicules Anciens), 3 big names in motoring were awarded by the president of ASI, Alberto Scuro and by that of FIVA, Tiddo Bresters. Awarded the “ASI Awards for Historic Motoring” and – for the first time recently created by FIVA – well-known names such as that of engineer Mauro Forghieri (for 30 years a good technician of the Ferrari in the 70s, but absent from the event due to a last-minute problem) and the designers Giorgetto Giugiaro, Marcello Gandini and Leonardo Fioravanti.
Gandini and Fioravanti won the ASI Award for Historic Motoring thanks to their professional careers and on the occasion of two special anniversaries: for this 2021, in fact, Gandini and Fioravanti blow out 50 candles for two cars that will still be remembered ahead in time: the first for his Lamborghini Countach, Fioravanti for designing the Ferrari 365 GT4 BB.
In the previous editions of 2020 and 2021 this particular recognition of the ASI was assigned respectively to the President of the Senate, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati and to the engineer Giampaolo Dallara.
“The National Day of the Vintage Vehicle – underlines the president of ASI Alberto Scuro – is an appointment aimed at public opinion to put the spotlight on the technical and cultural heritage of historic motorsport, an Italian excellence that has no equal in the world. A sector that is a social industry, capable of involving the most disparate areas of the individual daily life. Starting from the direct induced, represented by the entire professional chain that gravitates around the historic vehicles with the employees of the various sectors: restoration, bodywork, mechanics, saddlery, spare parts, publishing. There is also a substantial indirect induced, which includes – for example – activities related to tourism, hospitality, culture, food and wine “.