Spa Italia

Today was Spa Italia, one of the largest Italian car meetings in the world. It is held at Spa Francorchamps in southern Belgium, the venue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix. It is considered to be one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, mainly due to its fast, hilly and twisty nature. I went to join a friend of mine who had taken his Ferrari 355GTS, the same one from my Nürburgring debut a few weeks ago.

Given that it was an Italian car meeting I was half expecting to pass scattered old Alfa Romeos and Fiats stopped in a cloud of steam on the side of the motorway as I approached Spa Francorchamps. Instead I arrived to find a veritable smorgasbord of shiny Italian machinery on display. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Lancias, Maseratis and indeed, Alfa Romeos and Fiats, all in beautiful condition.

Here I have posted a couple of photos, highlights if you will. You can find a complete record of photos on my Picasa web album.

Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia

Maserati 3500 GT

Maserati 3500 GT

Ferrari 355GTS

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

Ferrari 360 Spider

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Alfa Romeo Montreal

Lamborghini Espada

Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint Touring Superleggera

Artega GT - Unsure why this was here. 100% German. Pretty though...

Maserati Quattroporte

Classic Alfa Romeo

In addition to seeing all these amazing cars I was also afforded the privilege of 4 fast laps of the track in the black Ferrari 355GTS. Very exciting again like it was on the Nürburgring. Maybe I should stop wasting all my money on a certain Citroën DS and just buy a Ferrari instead…

Ferrari 355GTS

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