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Lamborghini Huracán 2014 U.S. Debut

I had the unique opportunity to visit The Amelia Island Concour's d' Elegance and witness the unveiling of the new Lamborghini Huracán.  To say that I was very impressed would be an understatement.  Was I impressed by the car? Of course. But that was not what impressed me the most. I'll explain a bit on that later, but first a bit about the Huracán.

Back in 2010…

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Added by Bernard Martin on March 10, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Chassis # 5165 Engine# 168

Restored by: Hahn and Woodward Auto Restoration – Harmony, PA

Painted a beautiful “Azzurro Metallic” blue and featuring chrome Borani wheels and a black leather interior, this 1963 Ferrari 250GT Lusso is nearing completion of a full, ground-up, every nut and bolt restoration. One of 350 examples built between January 1963 and August…

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Added by Bernard Martin on July 16, 2013 at 2:44pm — No Comments

YES! We are on Facebook & Twitter!

As the Cortile has grown we've discovered that many of our friends and fans are using Facebook and Twitter to stay on top of the latest breaking news.  We jumped in while ago and set up both a Facebook Page and a Twitter account.  You can find them here:

FACEBOOK:Cortile Italian Car…

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Added by Bernard Martin on May 24, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Ferrari 599 GTB

The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano (internal code F141) is an Italian gran turismo produced by Ferrari. It was the brand's two-seat flagship, replacing the 575 M Maranello in 2006 as a 2007 model, but was replaced for the 2013 model year by the F12 Berlinetta.

Styled by Pininfarina under the direction of Ferrari's Frank Stephenson, the 599 GTB debuted at the Geneva Motor Show…

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Added by Bernard Martin on April 12, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Ferrari "One Lap of North America" makes it's final lap at the 2013 Cortile

Ferrari Club of America is currently celebrating a major milestone, its 50th Anniversary! 

50 Anni di Passione Tour

Under the motto “50 Years of Passion – One Lap of North America”, a specially prepared 599 Ferrari relay car, sponsored by a private donor, is carrying a symbolic “baton” and is visiting all Ferrari Club of America (FCA) regions…

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Added by Bernard Martin on January 7, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Sergio Pininfarina: Carrozzeria Pininfarina

Sergio Pininfarina, who designed some of the world’s most glamorous cars, died on July 3, 2012 in Turin, Italy. He was 85.

The son of a carriage maker, Pininfarina put his name on such iconic cars as the 1984 Ferrari Testarossa, the 1986 Fiat 124 Spider, the 2003 Maserati Quattroporte and the 2004 Ferrari Scaglietti.

Pininfarina S.p.A. was founded as Società…

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Added by Social Media Director on July 20, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Sergio Pininfarina, Designer of Sports Cars, Dies at 85

By PAUL VITELLO, New York Times

Published: July 3, 2012

Sergio Pininfarina, whose design firm created the rakish and elegant auto bodies of some of the most popular, and fastest, cars ever made by Ferrari,…

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Added by Social Media Director on July 7, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Abarth class for the 2012 Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles

I am on the organizing committee of the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Autotmobiles in Canton, OH (www.glenmoorgathering.com) and have convinced them to have a special Abarth class at this year's event celebrating the return of the Abarth brand to the USA.  Now in it's 18th year, the Glenmoor Gathering is one of the premiere automotive events and takes place on the grounds of the Glenmoor Country Club -- a converted historic monastery with…

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Added by John Kristoff on June 16, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Siata & The 1953 8V Balbo Coupe 200CS

About Siata

Siata (Societa Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori in english Italian Car Transformation Accessories Company), was an Italian tuning shop turned automaker founded in 1926 by amateur racecar driver Giorgio Ambrosini.

Siata initially sold performance parts to modify and tune cars manufactured by Fiat. After World War II, the company…

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Added by Social Media Director on May 25, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Catering!!

The Cortile is very very proud to announce that one of our very own participants, Jim and Celeste Shaw, are going to be catering this years Cortile.

Jim told me the other day that he has been in contact with his network of "Italian ladies" and asked them to search through their recipe files for their "wish list" of food for a "perfect Italian wedding". And later Jim…

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Added by Bernard Martin on May 16, 2012 at 6:31pm — 2 Comments

A Tribute to Sergio Scaglietti

Sergio Scaglietti, who used intuitive genius and a hammer — seldom blueprints or sketches — to sculpture elegant Ferraris that won Grand Prix races in the 1950s and ’60s and now sell for millions of dollars, died on Nov. 20, 2011 at his home in Modena, Italy. He was 91. At the PVGG Cortile 2012 his designs are honored as the 2012…

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Added by Social Media Director on May 16, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Fiat service in the South Hills (Pittsburgh)

Greetings All:

 

I spoke to someone about Tony's  Auto Service on Rt 88 in Bethel Park.  I forgot who it was and would like to talk more about  your experience with him on repairs.

 

Also. my Fiat needs some repairs (starter, overheating and brakes) and would welcome any advice.

 

Thanks,

 

You can respond to gap15102@yahoo.com

 

Added by Gary A. Parks on June 12, 2011 at 10:20pm — 3 Comments

Cortile Website updates April 2011

Cortile Registration is OPEN!  

We just finished up refining the on-line registration form for the Cortile.  You can register online for the 2011 event at THIS LINK

Some things to note about registration.  One of our members,…

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Added by Bernard Martin on April 5, 2011 at 11:58am — No Comments

Lamborghini Aventador LP-700 4 : 2012

  • Innovative concept and phenomenal performance redefine the pinnacle of the super sports car segment
  • Entirely new technology package, unique and powerful functional design language
  • Innovative carbon-fiber monocoque
  • New twelve-cylinder engine with 515 kW / 700 hp
  • Super-fast shifting ISR (Independent Shifting Rods) transmission
  • Pushrod suspension
  • The very finest equipment and trim, extensive individualization…

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Added by Bernard Martin on March 15, 2011 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Lamborghini Cars Over The Years

Lamborghini Cars Over The Years
Year Car Name…
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Added by Bernard Martin on January 19, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Giaur

 

In 1920, Domenico and Attilio Giannini opened an Itala dealership in Rome and began preparing and modifying the cars for…

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Added by Bernard Martin on December 30, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Italian Cars Logos 4 iPhone

I was searching for something else when this group of iPhone car logo's appeared in my search results. You can find out more at…

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Added by Bernard Martin on November 16, 2010 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Parking Help

We will need some assistance in helping people park their cars in the correct area for their marque. If you are available for an hour or so between 8 and 12 on Saturday, please respond to this post with your preferred time slot.

Thanks,

William M Fitts

Added by William M Fitts on June 13, 2010 at 1:14pm — 4 Comments

PVGP Driver Interviews

To all of our PVGP Driver Friends:
We've been in some discussions with Victoria Reid who writes for two F1 websites, one of which is her own!


We've asked Victoria to volunteer her journalistic skills to the PVGP and begin the creation of a Driver interview and profile…
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Added by Bernard Martin on May 22, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Alfa Romeo Supports Concorso Italiano!

It is with great pleasure that we announce two of this year's special guests. Richard Gadeselli, Vice President Communications Fiat Group Automobiles SpA, and Stefano Agazzi, Head of Alfa Romeo's Historic Activity Department and Alfa Romeo Museum Curator, will be joining us this year.… Continue

Added by Concorso Italiano on March 31, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

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