Pages

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fiat 500 Bambina


I'm sure everyone loves the Fiat Bambina. Produced from 1957 to 1975, and relaunched in 2007, the little car never fails to make me smile. One of my favourites is the 850 TC Abarth model. Very cool and one races regularly in the Targa. It looks great racing and kicks butt on a lot of bigger cars. The Abarth races with the boot up which most people thought was for cooling but actually made the bubble car more aerodynamic. Just one of the tricks Abarth had up their sleeve to make their cars go faster.

Some great info here.

3 comments:

  1. Not to be overly picky but I think you have the gender wring - the 500 was a little girl - Bambina.

    ReplyDelete
  2. oops, aherm, …gender 'wrong' not 'wring' (unless spoken in an outrrrrageous French accent).

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oops. Thought I was Australian for a minute. I will fix that right up.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_500 - scroll down to Long distance travel in 500's.

    ReplyDelete