Victorious debut for the Alfa Romeo Tipo 256

The tenth edition of Passione Engadina saw the debut of one of the latest acquisitions of the Lopresto Collection. This is the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS "Tipo 256" with Coupé Touring body.

Start of the season with Mitteleuropean Race and Concorso di Trieste

After the hard past months, the season of competitions and races starts again with a weekend under the sign of passion in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

The exhibition "The Counts of the future" in Pescara

On the occasion of the Revolution Days "d'Annunzio returns to Abruzzo" which takes place from 2 to 8 September 2020, Lopresto brings the exhibition "The Counts of the Future" to Pescara after a great success in Kyoto. The exhibition celebrates two great personalities of motoring world between the two wars.

The Raid Reggio Calabria-Milano starts again from Pescara

Forty years after the purchase of his first vintage car, the famous collector Corrado Lopresto organized a Raid at the end of 2019 that was supposed to cross Italy from Palermo to Milan, passing through Bagnara Calabra, his hometown.

The protagonist of the expedition is the 3-speed Fiat Balilla purchased by Lopresto on 23 December 1979 and still in perfect working order, accompanied by the vintage cars of friends and enthusiasts who come together along the way.

The Touring Osca 1600 GT exhibited in the United States

On August 15, 2020, the exhibition "From the Racetrack to the Opera: Marques that did it all" was inaugurated at the Audrain Automobile Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, in the USs. The exhibition, curated by Donald Osborne, combines completely different pairs of cars of the same brand: elegant luxury cars and racing cars.

Among the protagonists, the only car brought there from Europe, there is also the 1961 Osca 1600 GT Touring from the Lopresto Collection, one of the two examples built by the Milanese body shop, characterized by many unique details.

Corrado Lopresto at the Cozzi museum

On the occasion of the Business Culture Week, the Fratelli Cozzi Museum in Legnano hosted a conference by Corrado Lopresto, who brought his story and the extraordinary Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ "Coda Tronca" prototype.

There were over seventy enthusiasts who met for the occasion, listening to the story of the Lopresto collection, born just 40 years ago (in December 1979 with the purchase of the first Balilla) and continued until today with many awards including the FIVA award sponsored by Unesco for the restoration of the Giulietta SZ.

Inaugurated in Lucerne the exhibition Fashion&Cars

Inaugurated on Monday 21 October 2019, the exhibition “Fashion & Cars” is the third chapter of the “Italo Design” trilogy, telling the story of Italian car styling thanks to the cars of the Lopresto Collection.

The exhibition combines, in a not-unprecedented but certainly unusual combination, very rare custom-built cars with haute couture dresses, lent by the collection of Maison Mila Schön. A combination that reminds the 1950s and 1960s concourses d’elegance and recalls how coachworks were born like clothes back then, tailor-made for the client by world-famous stylists.

The Scaglione designed Fiat 1400 awarded in Meano

We all know Franco Scaglione as the designer of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale or the exceptional BAT prototypes, but his career began with something less high-catching and particular. The Concorso d'Eleganza di Meano was an opportunity to show to the public the Fiat 1400 Coupé that Scaglione designed in 1952 for the Carrozzeria Balbo of Turin, a one-of-a-kind model recently restored by Lopresto.

The presentation of the Milano-Monza Motor Show

On Thursday 19 September the presentation of the new Milan-Monza Open-Air Motor Show took place at the Pirelli headquarters in Milan. The show collects the heritage of the Salone Parco Valentino by moving to Lombardy. In addition to Andrea Levy who created the event, the mayors of Milan and Monza, the presidents of ACI, ACI Milano and Autodromo di Monza and many other personalities from the automotive world were present at the presentation.

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