Tutto Italiano!

The Museum of Transportation at Lars Anderson Park in Brookline MA hosts the Tutto Italiano car show annually. This year’s event wrapped this afternoon, and it was a blast.

Every year the Italian motorcycle contingent grows and grows. The number of Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Aprilia, MV Agusta, and other Italian motorcycles have all but started taking over! At noon the show did their regular “deafen Boston” event with every car and bike revving to make some serious Italian noise. I was fortunate enough to be with the motorcycles at the time. Lovely! Lots of Ducati 1098 beasties rolling around, but I’m still in lust with my 999.

The Ferraris were stupendous, as they are every year. My highlights this year were the 250 Boano, the 250 GT PF Cabriolet, and, of course, the ex-Ralph Lauren 288 GTO.

I was finally able to spend some time in person with a couple of 599 GTBs. The design has yet to grow on me. I couldn’t see trading a 550 or 575 in on one unless you absolutely, positively had to have the performance improvements. And given the laws I’ve personally broken in a 550, I can’t imagine needing those performance improvements unless you live on a race track!

One of the highlights of the show was certainly my friend David’s 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder. He’s the second owner, having purchased it in 2005. The first owner drove it for about three years and then mothballed it. David tore it apart, restored it to the nines, and it just looks amazing. Great work, bro!

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Stupendous weather. Stupendous cars. Stupendous people. Great show this year.

Mille grazie!

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