Before World War 1, fuel was purchased in drugstores and it wasn't rare to find portable hoses on the vehicles (this is the case of the 1911 Lancia Beta 20 HP of the Museo Nicolis in Verona has this) in addition to the main tanks to make sure the car had enough fuel to run on if the main tank ran out.
So, from the very beginning, cars have featured big and small hacks which have facilitated their use, maintenance and transportation. A space in Pavilion 7 and 8 at the Auto e Moto d'Epoca exhibition is entirely dedicated to these creative items: Gallery Automotive
Since its foundation, Gallery Automotive has represented a true kaleidoscope of products, which stem from the combination of modern technologies, innovative materials and the "know-how" behind cars and the art of mechanics. The first thing to draw your attention will be the large mechanical workshop positioners, which can hook and rotate the frameworks. Then there's the carts specialized in transporting vintage cars or super cars. A popular request among enthusiasts and processors are special mufflers, dampers suitable for competitions, lubricants, additives, alloy wheels or the polyurethane supports to prevent the ovalization of the wheels or scratches in the garage.
And lastly, you'll also find many professional products dedicated to maintenance, for the car bodywork polishing and for cleaning the leather interiors.
The exhibition is completed with an ample selection dedicated to the world of components and precision mechanics, making Galleria 78 a compulsory pitstop to understand and experience the many facets behind people's passion for cars.