Monday, January 14, 2019

Italian Gathering 2018

Written by Andrew and Dani Livelsberger
Photography by Andrew Livelsberger



Background:

A Car Show For Italian Cars and Motorcycles



Impression:

Vehicles.    Italian cars, motorcycles, SUV and even farm equipment.  Farm equipment?   Perhaps that is an odd addition to a car show description.  I assure you though, that is what you can expect at the annual Italian Gathering car show in Dublin, OH - all those things!!

Located at the Wendy's headquarter facility, a field is transformed into an Italian sports car enthusiasts dream.

Here, you will find vehicles likely older than you along with the cars you dreamed of as a youngster.

Andrew had a Ferrari Testarosa as well as a Lamborghini Countach on his wall, right next to his favorite, Porsche 1911 Turbo.

The exotics are here, but there are also some other interesting and rare vehicles too, like these SUVs you see below and the Lamborghini tractor above.

This is the Lamborghini LM002.  A military styled SUV that has the Countach engine powering it.  it was made between 1986 and 1993 with a total of 328 being produced.



Not only is this a car show, but also a fund raiser for the Dave Thomas Foundation.  This year, they raised $20,000 for the charity.





The laid back atmosphere and spacious area allow you to go out and enjoy.

Food trucks are also there so you can stay free and hydrated.

They have many silent auctions, with items for everyone.


Valentino Balboni, chief test driver for Lamborghini, even made an appearance and signed autographs.