|Signed by Luca Gastaldi!
Carlo Abarth's factory remembered by more than 50 ex-employees: mechanics, engineers, drivers, managers, secretaries... Everybody with their amazing witnesses...
Some names are famous - Renzo Avidano, Stefano Iacoponi, Antonio Tomaini, Mario Poltronieri, Arturo Merzario... - but many others who are unknown to the public also worked at Abarth when the "Scorpione" was simply great.
Carlo Abarth is one of the most important man in the history of international motor industries. A name became a brand, a symbol, a myth.
Behind this name there is a man with great ability, real skill for business and technical knowledge. Behind this brand there are unique cars.
In addition to these features, we must remember many women and men who worked in this factory with passion. People with many stories to tell, all connected to the history of the Scorpione's factory.
We have looked for many of them. We have wanted to interview them, in order to give them name, face and voice.
And mostly we want to find a "new" Abarth - the "first" Abarth lived with its founder Carlo Abarth, from 1949 to 1971 - thanks to their witnesses and experiences.
Retrospectives / Retrospettive
Lorenzo Avidano, Anneliese Abarth
The technicians / I tecnici
Giorgio Valentini, Antonio Tomaini, Stefano Iacoponi, Sergio Limone
The drivers / I piloti
Guido Scagliarini, Eris Tondelli, Franco Pilone, Arturo Merzario, Giuseppe Pica
The technical office / L’ufficio tecnico
Gianfranco Bossù, Sergio Seccatore
In the workshop / In officina
Cornelio Maffiodo, Lino Finotti, Francesco Calaon, Giulio Boero, Pietro Paolo Campanelli, Adriano Fissolo, Giovanni Gabbiati, Rinaldo Mapelli, Gaetano Marasea, Giovanni Marchiani, Antonio Bolognesi, Pier Luigi Chiara, Giuseppe Massa, Franz Steinbacher, Enzo Osella, Giovanni Saccardi, Giuseppe De Meo, Germano Nadalutti, Elio Baldi, Gianni Lupieri
In the testing room / In sala prove
Mauro Palitto, Aldo Basile, Gino Galli, Giovanni Baldi
The test drivers / I collaudatori
Mario Poltronieri, Lorenzo Avondoglio, Dante De Paoli, Giovanni Litrico, Gianfranco Palazzoli
The exhausts / Le marmitte
Walter Turso, Giuseppe Berruto, Antonio Vertoni, Mirella Bini
In the offices / Negli uffici
Giancarlo Mazzucco, Teresa Zamara, Mirella Lombardi, Graziella Nicolazzo, Maria Fino
Autoboutique / Autoboutique
Sauro Ceccanti, Maria Gabbiati