Automezzi XXII: Italian Cars Of The Rocky Mountains

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.
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)
1988 Lamborghini Countach (photo 1/3)
1988 Lamborghini Countach (photo 1/3)
This black Lamborghini, all original with 3,600 original miles, is owned by Carrie Kroscher of Colorado. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1988 Lamborghini Countach (photo 2/3)
1988 Lamborghini Countach (photo 2/3)
Kroscher saw the Lamborghini for sale online on a Friday, flew out to Louisiana Saturday, and bought it on Sunday. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1988 Lamborghini Countach (photo 3/3)
1988 Lamborghini Countach (photo 3/3)
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? (credit: Heather Ruch)
2002 Maserati Spyder (photo 1/3)
2002 Maserati Spyder (photo 1/3)
Owner Chris Coleman says he always wanted a Maserati. He saw this blue Spyder on his lunch break and bought it that night. (credit: Heather Ruch)
2002 Maserati Spyder (photo 2/3)
2002 Maserati Spyder (photo 2/3)
This Spyder features a hydraulic pedal pusher 4.2 V8 engine. “You can't get faster than that,” says Coleman. (credit: Heather Ruch)
2002 Maserati Spyder (photo 3/3)
2002 Maserati Spyder (photo 3/3)
Coleman traded in an old model SUV and made this Maserati his daily driver. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1973 Alfa Romeo GTV (photo 1/4)
1973 Alfa Romeo GTV (photo 1/4)
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. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1973 Alfa Romeo GTV (photo 2/4)
1973 Alfa Romeo GTV (photo 2/4)
Weiner added a racing grill from an earlier model Alfa. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1973 Alfa Romeo GTV (photo 3/4)
1973 Alfa Romeo GTV (photo 3/4)
A Jafco turbo kit beefs up the engine of this Alfa Romeo, installed by Weiner's dad in 1979. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1973 Alfa Romeo GTV (photo 4/4)
1973 Alfa Romeo GTV (photo 4/4)
Rocky Mountain National Park is a great place to drive the Alfa, says Weiner. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1959 Alfa Romeo Spider (photo 1/3)
1959 Alfa Romeo Spider (photo 1/3)
This Spider was repainted in 1962, otherwise everything is original. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1959 Alfa Romeo Spider (photo 2/3)
1959 Alfa Romeo Spider (photo 2/3)
With a 90HP 1.3L engine, it's considered by many to be one of the best-handling cars of the 1950s. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1959 Alfa Romeo Spider (photo 3/3)
1959 Alfa Romeo Spider (photo 3/3)
Alfa started using a dual overhead engine design 10 years before Ferrari became famous for it. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1982 Lamborghini Countach (photo 1/3)
1982 Lamborghini Countach (photo 1/3)
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. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1982 Lamborghini Countach (photo 2/3)
1982 Lamborghini Countach (photo 2/3)
Purchased before Lamborghinis were legal in the U.S., Chamberlain spent a year pushing the paperwork to have it designated street legal. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1982 Lamborghini Countach (photo 3/3)
1982 Lamborghini Countach (photo 3/3)
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. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1972 Detomaso Pantera (photo 1/4)
1972 Detomaso Pantera (photo 1/4)
Owner Marc Campolieto says his Pantera is a race car in show car clothes. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1972 Detomaso Pantera (photo 2/4)
1972 Detomaso Pantera (photo 2/4)
Campolieto found the Pantera in a barn with racing tickets and a Frank Sinatra cassette tape in the glove box. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1972 Detomaso Pantera (photo 3/4)
1972 Detomaso Pantera (photo 3/4)
Campolieto completely rebuilt the car by hand including chassis, wiring, suspension, lighting and steering restoration. (credit: Heather Ruch)
1972 Detomaso Pantera (photo 4/4)
1972 Detomaso Pantera (photo 4/4)
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. (credit: Heather Ruch)
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 1/5)
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 1/5)
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. (credit: Heather Ruch)
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 2/5)
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 2/5)
The newest car in the collection, a 2006 Ferrari F43 Scuderia, is the last model year featuring a manual transmission with a dual clutch. (credit: Heather Ruch)
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 3/5)
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 3/5)
This 2000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia last raced in 2010. Then Ferrari began a racing series for the 458 model Scuderia. (credit: Heather Ruch)
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 4/5)
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 4/5)
This 2000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia can reach 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds. (credit: Heather Ruch)
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 5/5)
2000 and 2006 Ferrari Scuderias (photo 5/5)
This 2000 Ferrari F430 Scuderia features carbon-ceramic rotors and six-piston calipers for better temperature control. (credit: Heather Ruch)
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