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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by marodder62, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. marodder62
    Joined: Nov 10, 2005
    Posts: 178


    I'll be in Italy next week for business, visiting Florence next weekend. Is there any type of traditional hot rod scene in the area? Love to check out whatever there is.
  2. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,735


    My wife went to college in Florence for a year and 25 years later she took me for a class reunion. We spent a week there and a couple of more weeks in Rome, Venice and traveled to Paris before flying home. I too was interested in automotive activities. I didn't find much. There is a Fort above the city that is a Museum and has a couple of original Ferrari wooden body bucks,but of course it was closed that week. There are not any modified cars on the street and the whole time I only seen one restored Fiat 500. Florence is one of the great Art cities of the world, take a weekend off from the hot rod and immerse yourself in the culture and aura of all the history. Standing in front of the Statue of David will stir emotion that for me was only exceeded by watching the sun rise on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
  3. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,962

    from Finland

    There is a hot rod scene in Italy.There are Rumblers chapters in Milan and in Rome and other car clubs too.

    Romano from Milan's chapter is a friend of mine.If you see him there,say hi from Antti
  4. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 6,779

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Couple of years ago I built a chassis for a customer from Italy building a Jimmy Shine style 34 PU. He E-Mails me every so often with questions so I assume it's moving along?

  5. adventurer
    Joined: Aug 1, 2006
    Posts: 385


    well, there are few rodders in Italy...all in the distance of 50 or so miles. Send me a mail and will be happy to show them.
    I live in Milano, northern Italy
  6. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 5,013


    Cross the Arno river on the bridge, avoid the shops-that sell tourismo jewelry, and
    take a walk through the Medici Pitti-palace. The tiles furnishings and ceiling art are beyond belief. And the Sculpture Academy, look for the "Captives," it's near enough to walk to, (after you've seen the Uffizi museum's collection of works.)
  7. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,302

    from Midwest

    The Fiat museum in Torino is definitely worth taking in..

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  8. LOL- Just going by the thread title,we're in the US also!

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