Padua

22nd-25th October 2020

Padua

22nd-25th October 2020

17 Sep

THE FIRST FIAT 500

in: VINTAGE CARS
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The Topolino Autoclub Italia brings the predecessor of Italian city cars to Auto e Moto d'Epoca

 

Designed before even the Volkswagen Beetle, the Fiat 500 “Topolino” constituted the first attempt on the part of the Italian Government and industry to motorise the Country.

Small, understated and naturally ‘fun', the Fiat 500 was produced between 1936 and 1955 in three series, which were not just exploited as the first family city cars or tireless little goods haulage vehicles, but also as the first genuine model that was accessible to all and made it possible to take home a special series, perhaps made by one of the coolest bodybuilders, or to create small racing cars, which are extremely sought-after and popular today.

Established in late 1976 under the name of Amici della Topolino di Bologna (Bologna Friends of Topolino), the Club has always focused its attention solely on this model and its countless variants, each rare to different extents: sports models, custom-built cars, armoured and commercial vehicles.

An industrial and motoring heritage which will be told, with its many successes, trials and tribulations, at Auto e Moto d'Epoca from 22nd until 25th October 2020.