Roaming around Pavilion 7 and 8 at Auto e Moto d'Epoca can become an exhilarating treasure hunt. Pins and brooches, lacquered signs, keyrings and tools boxes, original trophies from important competitions of the past, helmets, tracksuits and photos signed by great car-racing champions: everything you'll find is rigorously vintage and original. This is the automobilia universe at Padua's exhibition center: there's rare and precious items to complete one's foray into the world of historic cars down to the finest detail; big and small pieces to collect or use to embellish one's outfit, furnishing or garage set-up: maintenance manuals and instructions manuals, document holders, official gadgets, advertising materials, and workshop tools which, over time, have become cult objects and have borne witness to a fascinating past.
In the ample selection available at the exhibition, you'll also find rare lithographed advertising tables, lacquered friezes and complete series of Ferrari keyrings from Automobilia Marcello. Alessandro Balestra's stand is also very promising with Rapiditas: an impressive publication of the 1906 Automobile Club Palermo made on the occasion of the early Florio license plates with Lalique engraved plates. The advertising signs are either luminous or lacquered and are all rigorously vintage (they date back to the early '900s to the late 70s). These are Valentino Bellaio's specialty and are flanked by almost-impossible-to-find pedal toys, which date back to the beginning of the century. This is just a small preview of the many gems that await you at Auto e Moto d'Epoca from 24th to 27th October.