Last year, the Automezzi Italian Car Show celebrated its 25th year of exhibiting Italian cars, motorcycles and scooters to benefit Denver area charities. This year the event is being held on Sunday August 14th at Anderson Park in Wheat Ridge, CO. While I’m a confessed Anglophile both Mary and I love Italian cars but it’s been a while since I’ve owned one, my last being a (brand new) 1970 Fiat 850 Sypder.
2016’s Celebration Of Italian Motoring will feature over 125 Italian cars and vehicles from the Italian Exotic Car, Motorcycle and Scooter Clubs of the Denver/Rocky Mountain Region. Marques displayed at the recent Sunday show include Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, DeTomaso Pantera, Lancia, Ducati, Moto Guzzi. Aprilia, Lambretta and Vespa.
This show is typically a time when I bring new gear to test for Shutterbug magazine for this and my other blogs. This year, my plan are to bring the new Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, which as I write this is not quite available but should be real soon now.
The lens is a 24mm equivalent lens designed for Micro Four-thirds digital cameras that uses a pair of aspherical elements, two ultra extra-low dispersion elements and one extra-low dispersion element to control spherical and chromatic aberrations for sharpness and clarity from edge-to-edge. Its all metal construction is weather-resistant and there’s a manual AF/MF switch for, you know, those people who want to focus themselves. (Not me.)
The 2016 the Automezzi Italian car show should be lots of fun. If you attend, please say “Hi” to Mary and I.