Model Expo Italy 2018. Some new pics from the exhibition.

Model Expo Italy is a great place for anyone who is not indifferent to models. If you will be in Italy in a next year I am strongly recommending do not miss this event. Verona is a fantastic beautiful city and the exhibition place is not so far from city center. So you can marge shopping, sightseeing and, I am sure, will be surprised seeing such diversity absolutely any kind of models.

Everything I saw was much cheaper than on all offline and online stores I remember. Apparently, exhibitors tried to take back as little stuff as possible)))))

As I wrote before I had opportunity to show my works there.

My humble stand

I took some pics from our pavilion, so you can imagine the scale …

This is the layout of most famous Floretine bridge Ponte Vecchio 

The pool for ship models

The view from my stand )))))

Another view …

Pavilions were about 8 or more, and I am not sure I saw them all. They have large photo gallery in their Facebook page  , and still adding videos and photos every day.

As a result, I sold 2 models, gave out a big amounts of business cards and got many compliments. Not so bad for the first time)

1/32 Mini Cooper
Old garage miniature (not finished yet)
Piaggio Ape
Piaggio Vespa (sold yesterday on Etsy)
And my early bay T2 camper )))

In our back way to Florence we visited Mille Miglia museum in Brescia, and I took few photos.

Here they are…

I have many photos from my 2016 trip to Mille Miglia museum + final meeting in Brescia and I will write a post about it someday))

But that is all for today, thanks for your attention!

Milano Autoclassica 2017 – Porsches

It’s time to post the new pics with my poor comments)))  And this time Porsches.

Some 356s…

C – Coupe

B – Cabriolet

B or C coupe inside the trailer.

C – coupe, nice project car: Rust and patina ))) More photos of this Alfa Romeo in the right you can see in my future posts.

…and 911s

Honestly, I will take the red one )))

Great looking 911 from Torino.

Carrera: they named this modification of Porsche ‘in honor of’ Carrera Panamericana rally.

Another carrozzeria (Italian body shop) took his project to this show.

911 Targa project. The name “Targa” is coming from one of historycal  Italian rallies ‘Targa Florio’  .

Under the hood…

… big and ugly American bumpers.

Again Targa

911 and 914

The poor man Porsche ))) Yes, 944.

The base 944 has a Volkswagen 4 piston engine under the hood.

These were all Porsche photos that I took in this event. Thanks for your attention!

Milano Autoclassica 2017 – Wolksvagens

Two weeks before I went to Milano to look at cars and take some photos in auto show called Milano Autoclassica.

The exposition was large and took 2 very large halls + all outdoor space. Also they created a small race track. Sure the event was one of the importance in Europe, and really appreciate it was possible only by staying all 3 days in Milano.
But I stayed only a few hours and will try to introduce you my small photo gallery in a few posts.

I discovered that people are mostly coming here to sell their cars and parts in auction (I saw the plates with price and description almost on every car). Also there were various ‘classic cars specialized’ shops which showed their works and projects, different classic cars clubs with their most significant models, rally clubs and just enthusiasts which came here to show their cars and have a fun with accomplices.

Unfortunately, I forgot my photo camera at home in Florence, so I could only take (limited quantity) pictures on my cell phone. 

I decided to split photos by groups and create a post for each one. So, for the beginning  I am posting the Wolksvagen’s photos. I don’t want to write too much words for each car in my poor English, anyway I can’t tell anything new. All information about any car or specific model is available at least in Wikipedia.

Early T2 bus

This is Bug is like mine. My car is very far from this condition, but it has a sunroof ))))

The Karmann Ghia: I have created 1:32 diorama  with Karmann die-cast model. It is now available in my shop on Etsy.

And the beautiful T1 Bus. I love these buses and sure I will buy one sometimes. But now i can be satisfied only by creating hand made models. Again in my shop on Etsy

Trying to keep the charge of my phone I shot only these Wolksvagens. But they where much more in that show.

In my next post I will post the photos of US cars, so keep in touch and thanks for reading!


Modena Cento Ore 2017 in Florence

Remembering sunny summer days… Found photos from Modena Cento Ore which i have taken by phone. So, sorry for the quality ))

Don’t want to narrate you about this event, all necessary information you can find in their site. I don’t have something to add.

I want to start this post with the oldest car in this event: 1930s BMW 328.

You can see Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprints in different modifications in following photos. Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint is like Mustang in US.

It can be daily driver or weekend racer, expensive sport car or show car restored to it’s virgin condition. Everybody wants it, and prices are going high every year.

If you are classic cars collector here in Italia, your collection can not be complete without the red Alfa Sprint with shamrock somewhere on the hood.

Jaguar E-Type in between 2 Ferrari 250 GTs

The only American car i saw, was this second generation Chevrolet Camaro

… except this Ford GT )))

Aston Martin and Ferrari, Ferrari, Ferrari… )))


Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona

Jaguar E-Types

… and the sexy back))

Jaguar XK

and the back of another XK )

Lotus Elan and his driver

2 Porsche 914s and the Lotus Elan

Porsche 911 and AC with his french crew

Porsche 911 and Ferrari

Porsche 911 and Morgan

Sexy back 2 ))))

…and 3 ))))

And the last photo i took before my phone shut down.

That’s all, thanks for reading!

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Firenze sotto le stelle 2017

From 30 June to 2 July there was an exhibition Firenze sotto le stelle in front of the Pallazzo Pitti in the Florence. So i took my camera and started to shoot the cars.

I will try gradually add a description for every picture, but now just posting what i have shot.

I think the oldest car in this show was this 1907 Itala.

Just pay attention to details…

The car was unbelievably fantastic.

They added some modern stop and turn lights to make this car usable in roads.

This Bentley participated to Eurasia Peace Rally. In this show there were other cars from that rally.

The Facebook page of the rally, if you are interested

Dodge military truck

In a first day was raining a little, that is why some cars were under the covers



1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Bertone Prototype

Alfa Romo Spider, Citroen DS and Fiat 600


Another car from Eurasia Peace Rally







Little Fiat 500

Super Beetle and the girl


Mercedes-Benz SL190




Cadillac Eldorado & Alfa Romeo GT


Ferrari F40


Stunning Fiat 1100 prepared for rally


… and the crew

The youngest car of the show: Mercedes-Benz A124 convertible

Mercedes-Benz SL190

Messerschmitt, very expensive toy.

Austin Mini



Porsche 356. How beautiful is this thing.

Every detail is irreplaceable…

Porsche 911 first generation

BMW 2002