Automezzi XXII: Italian Cars Of The Rocky Mountains

(photo credit: Heather Ruch)
Automezzi Colorado is a meetup for people passionate about Italian cars. Featuring well over 100 vehicles as well as food and entertainment, this event began in 1990 and raises money each year for charity. (photo credit: Heather Ruch)
This black Lamborghini, all original with 3,600 original miles, is owned by Carrie Kroscher of Colorado.
1988 Lamborghini Countach (photo 1/3)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
This black Lamborghini, all original with 3,600 original miles, is owned by Carrie Kroscher of Colorado.
Kroscher saw the Lamborghini for sale online on a Friday, flew out to Louisiana Saturday, and bought it on Sunday.
1988 Lamborghini Countach (photo 2/3)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
Kroscher saw the Lamborghini for sale online on a Friday, flew out to Louisiana Saturday, and bought it on Sunday.
We know that sports cars are pricey to maintain, but how about paying $2,500 to replace one of the three small windows on the passenger side?
1988 Lamborghini Countach (photo 3/3)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
We know that sports cars are pricey to maintain, but how about paying $2,500 to replace one of the three small windows on the passenger side?
Owner Chris Coleman says he always wanted a Maserati. He saw this blue Spyder on his lunch break and bought it that night.
2002 Maserati Spyder (photo 1/3)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
Owner Chris Coleman says he always wanted a Maserati. He saw this blue Spyder on his lunch break and bought it that night.
This Spyder features a hydraulic pedal pusher 4.2 V8 engine. “You can't get faster than that,” says Coleman.
2002 Maserati Spyder (photo 2/3)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
This Spyder features a hydraulic pedal pusher 4.2 V8 engine. “You can't get faster than that,” says Coleman.
Coleman traded in an old model SUV and made this Maserati his daily driver.
2002 Maserati Spyder (photo 3/3)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
Coleman traded in an old model SUV and made this Maserati his daily driver.
Owner Brett Weiner's dad began working on this Alfa in 1979 at his Concours Motorsports auto shop in Colorado Springs, CO. Decades later, the car was unused and in storage. Weiner bought the Alfa and officially made it a member of the family.
1973 Alfa Romeo GTV (photo 1/4)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
Owner Brett Weiner's dad began working on this Alfa in 1979 at his Concours Motorsports auto shop in Colorado Springs, CO. Decades later, the car was unused and in storage. Weiner bought the Alfa and officially made it a member of the family.
Weiner added a racing grill from an earlier model Alfa.
1973 Alfa Romeo GTV (photo 2/4)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
Weiner added a racing grill from an earlier model Alfa.
A Jafco turbo kit beefs up the engine of this Alfa Romeo, installed by Weiner's dad in 1979.
1973 Alfa Romeo GTV (photo 3/4)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
A Jafco turbo kit beefs up the engine of this Alfa Romeo, installed by Weiner's dad in 1979.
Rocky Mountain National Park is a great place to drive the Alfa, says Weiner.
1973 Alfa Romeo GTV (photo 4/4)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
Rocky Mountain National Park is a great place to drive the Alfa, says Weiner.
This Spider was repainted in 1962, otherwise everything is original.
1959 Alfa Romeo Spider (photo 1/3)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
This Spider was repainted in 1962, otherwise everything is original.
With a 90HP 1.3L engine, it's considered by many to be one of the best-handling cars of the 1950s.
1959 Alfa Romeo Spider (photo 2/3)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
With a 90HP 1.3L engine, it's considered by many to be one of the best-handling cars of the 1950s.
Alfa started using a dual overhead engine design 10 years before Ferrari became famous for it.
1959 Alfa Romeo Spider (photo 3/3)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
Alfa started using a dual overhead engine design 10 years before Ferrari became famous for it.
This Lamborghini was originally owned by Wilt Chamberlain, all 7'1” and 275 pounds of him. The driver's seat was removed to accommodate Chamberlain.
1982 Lamborghini Countach (photo 1/3)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
This Lamborghini was originally owned by Wilt Chamberlain, all 7'1” and 275 pounds of him. The driver's seat was removed to accommodate Chamberlain.
Purchased before Lamborghinis were legal in the U.S., Chamberlain spent a year pushing the paperwork to have it designated street legal.
1982 Lamborghini Countach (photo 2/3)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
Purchased before Lamborghinis were legal in the U.S., Chamberlain spent a year pushing the paperwork to have it designated street legal.
The current owner says it is pretty easy to click off the miles in the Countach and before he knows, it the speedometer can reach over 160 mph.
1982 Lamborghini Countach (photo 3/3)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
The current owner says it is pretty easy to click off the miles in the Countach and before he knows, it the speedometer can reach over 160 mph.
Owner Marc Campolieto says his Pantera is a race car in show car clothes.
1972 Detomaso Pantera (photo 1/4)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
Owner Marc Campolieto says his Pantera is a race car in show car clothes.
Campolieto found the Pantera in a barn with racing tickets and a Frank Sinatra cassette tape in the glove box.
1972 Detomaso Pantera (photo 2/4)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
Campolieto found the Pantera in a barn with racing tickets and a Frank Sinatra cassette tape in the glove box.
Campolieto completely rebuilt the car by hand including chassis, wiring, suspension, lighting and steering restoration.
1972 Detomaso Pantera (photo 3/4)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
Campolieto completely rebuilt the car by hand including chassis, wiring, suspension, lighting and steering restoration.
Designed by Campolieto, this engine features a 408 cubic inch Windsor and nitrous tanks. Campolieto jokes that that's what happens when guys drink beer in the garage.
1972 Detomaso Pantera (photo 4/4)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
Designed by Campolieto, this engine features a 408 cubic inch Windsor and nitrous tanks. Campolieto jokes that that's what happens when guys drink beer in the garage.
Three Ferraris of the same model with different uses for the one owner. From left to right: 2006 Ferrari F43 Scuderia, 2000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia modified for racing, and 2000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 1/5)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
Three Ferraris of the same model with different uses for the one owner. From left to right: 2006 Ferrari F43 Scuderia, 2000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia modified for racing, and 2000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
The newest car in the collection, a 2006 Ferrari F43 Scuderia, is the last model year featuring a manual transmission with a dual clutch.
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 2/5)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
The newest car in the collection, a 2006 Ferrari F43 Scuderia, is the last model year featuring a manual transmission with a dual clutch.
This 2000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia last raced in 2010. Then Ferrari began a racing series for the 458 model Scuderia.
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 3/5)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
This 2000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia last raced in 2010. Then Ferrari began a racing series for the 458 model Scuderia.
This 2000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia can reach 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds.
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 4/5)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
This 2000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia can reach 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds.
This 2000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia features carbon-ceramic rotors and six-piston calipers for better temperature control.
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 5/5)
(credit: Heather Ruch)
This 2000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia features carbon-ceramic rotors and six-piston calipers for better temperature control.
Categories: Autos Autos News

Latest Galleries

92-9 The Game Wade Ford Tailgate Brought To You By Sprint | Nov 27th, 2016The fans poured into the Wade Ford Tailgate, brought to you by Sprint, on a gorgeous Sunday as the Falcons got ready to put a beat down on the Arizona Cardinals! Check out the pics!
WSB-TV’s Jovita Moore And Justin Farmer In Studio – Nov 21st, 2016WSB-TV's Jovita Moore and Justin Farmer stopped by the studios to hang out with Randy McMichael and Mike Bell on Monday afternoon, Nov 21st, 2016! Check out the pics here!
92-9 The Game Celebrates Our 4th Birthday At Twin Peaks | Nov 11th, 2016The entire 92-9 The Game family gathered at Twin Peaks in Buckhead on Friday evening, Nov 11th, to celebrate our 4th anniversary in Atlanta! Check out the pics from the party!
Hawks' Coach Budenholzer In Studio With Rick & John | Nov 10th, 2016Atlanta Hawks' coach Mike Budenholzer stopped by to talk Hawks and the NBA with Rick Kamla and John Michaels on Thursday, Nov 10th, 2016! Check out the pics!
Chicago Cubs Win 1st World Series Since 1908!The Chicago Cubs have finally won a World Series title in the Modern-Era... It's been 108 years since the Cubbies could celebrate a win like this and the photos from the game and celebration say it all!
92-9 The Game Wade Ford Tailgate Brought To You By Sprint | Oct 30th, 2016The Falcons took on the Packers Sunday in a thriller in the Dome, but the party got started outside much earlier! Check out the pics from Wade Ford Tailgate, Bud Light Tailgate and Falcons' Landing!
ITC - Global Transformers Gala
Dwight Howard In Studio With Dukes & Bell | Oct 25th, 2016Atlanta Hawks' Center Dwight Howard stopped by to talk with Carl Dukes and Mike Bell on Tuesday afternoon. Check all the pics here!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Atlanta

Watch Dukes & Bell Live
Taz Goes Big With A New Daily Show!
Enter NOW

Watch & Listen