Of course there were other cars than Alfa Romeos on this year's Vevey Retro. Starting with the legendary Fiat 131 Abarth Mirafiori, which I spotted in the morning when I went to the market with Eniko to buy some home made goat cheese. Plenty of big American cars with a V8, not really my world, but I can understand that some people find them special. I am more fond of the old style British cars such as the super light Lotus 7, the aristocratic Jaguar Mk2 and XK140 with the curves of the cats they were named after, let alone the E-Type V12 with its neverending hood. Not only all these cars were present, but they were in motion, driven by their owners, letting the kids listen and smell a real engine before all the EURO4 or 5 emission standards. There were also some nice rally cars, a Renault 12 Gordini, various Abarth models (I could not find the mighty Mirafiori anymore), an Alpine A110, and of course a Lancia Delta HF Integrale. For the movie fanatics there were as many as 3 DeLorean DMC-12s with their unpainted stainless steel chassis. Not too bad, considering that less than ten thousand cars were ever manufactured mainly for the US market. One of my personal favorite was the 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT, with its mighty 12 cylinder engine in the front hosting 6 Weber carburetors. It had a full aluminium chassis, four wheel independent suspension, and was capable of top speed over 250 km/h.
by Attila Bekker September. 12, 2010 4633 views