Some of you might be familiar with the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale.
I’ll bet most of you aren’t. That’s a shame, it’s been called one of the most beautiful cars in the world. But it’s also understandable since only a handful were made and they cost a small fortune. Considered the first “supercar” ever produced, the V8-powered Stradale was a street legal race car clad in an aluminum and plexiglass bodywork. Imagine witnessing one on these on the road in 1967!
Sadly, most of us will never lay eyes on one of the few, rare examples ever produced. But wait— maybe we will! Not necessarily one of the real Italian examples, but an Oklahoma version passionately built incredibly close to the genuine article.
Living in this strange new world of COVID-19 has changed the daily routine. Telecommuting and #WFH (working from home) were mere concepts to most Americans just two weeks ago. Today we’re exchanging tips for using tools like Zoom and Skype. Grammarians cringe as “slack” becomes a verb. Work may never be the same again, let alone the workplace.
We’re also looking for ways to spend our time after hours. How can we get out of the house while avoiding interactions or large gatherings? Socializing without socializing. So yesterday we did something we hadn’t done in years—we went for a drive in the country.
Anyone who has ever stood behind an auto parts counter has their favorite tale of a befuddled shopper. Like the college student desperately needing to replace a leaking “710” cap. Huh? After a lengthy diatribe it was determined that he was looking at the part upside down. It said OIL.
Should you find yourself on the shore of Lake Como be sure to look up the Villa d’Este. It has been home to cardinals, queens and— during the Italian Grand Prix— drivers for the Ferrari team. With rooms starting around a grand per night it truly is an address of distinction.
But every April a showing of exquisite cars steals the limelight, and the villa is transformed into an automotive shrine. The Concorza d’Eleganza Villla d’Este is one of the most incredible car shows in the world.
Enjoy these photos from Petrolicious: The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Is A Gorgeous Glitch Of Reality