Auto Moto d’Epoca says grand farewell to Padua in style
Words and Pictures: Nathan Chadwick
All good things come to an end – and this year’s Auto Moto d’Epoca was bittersweet. The show was bigger and better than ever, with ever more cars crammed into the many halls and around them, but this was the last time the show would be held in Padua – it moves to Bologna for 2023 and beyond.
Among the highlights was a display entitled Mostra Ferrari Classiche, which saw exhibits and projects from the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena line up along the event’s Viale Centrale. Here are some of the highlights…
There were other Ferrari treats to be found among the many halls.
It wasn’t all about Ferrari. Indeed, one of the most refreshing things about the Auto Moto d’Epoca was the variety on display. While you couldn’t walk five yards without seeing a Lancia Delta Integrale, there were some spectacularly rare gems, such as special-bodied Fiats, Lancias, Alfa Romeos and more. Here are more highlights…
There was great diversity elsewhere, too, from across the ages. Sandro Munari’s victory on the 1972 Monte Carlo Rally was celebrated in style with his Lancia Fulvia HF 1600 in attendance, part of a general rallying theme to the event. The Golden Age of Rally was celebrated with a Mini Cooper S, Fiat 124 Spider, Renault Alpine A110 and Alitalia Lancia Stratos. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite highlights from the show floor.