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AUTO E MOTO D’EPOCA 2010

From 21st– 24 th October 2010 at the Padua Trade Fair Centre AUTO E MOTO D’EPOCA 2010 THE BIGGEST EUROPEAN MARKET IN THE SECTOR AT PADUA

Auto e Moto d’Epoca returns to Padua, the top Italian exhibition devoted to vintage cars andmotorcycles. It will be held from the 21st – 24th October at the Padua Trade Fair Centre,organised by Intermeeting and PadovaFiere. This year there are many great new features.

Starting with the set-up formula: Auto e Motod’Epoca is part of a restricted group of truly international events in the sector, due to itsnumbers and the business turnover. This market positioning at a very high level brings with ita new feature that has been awaited for some time: sector employees and seasonedcollectors may visit the event ahead of time. That day is the 21st, from 10 am to 6 pm (exceptspare parts and model sector). Just for this single day entrance will be exclusively by inviteonly, or by obtaining a special Preview Ticket which may be purchased from the cash desks onthe 21st, or through ticket presale via TicketOne (www.autoemotodepoca.com).

The aim is to give both collectors and enthusiasts the opportunity to visit in peace and quite,without crowds, that which is now known as one of the top and best-loved events, and notjust for Italian enthusiasts. This preview is above all addressed to top-drawer collectors, who perhaps haven’t evennoticed the universal economic recession. On the contrary …!

The vintage car (or motorbike)is considered an exceptional store-of-value, which is of interest to a widening public in Italyand in Europe, but also in Western Asia, Asia and Africa. In the last two editions, as well asmultiple collectors from the Germanic and North European regions, there has been a new andnotable presence of buyers from Eastern Europe, and an increased presence of big collectorsfrom countries such as India, Korea, China (plus from the nearby Arab world) who havediscernibly chosen pieces of particular importance from Padua.But apart from monetary considerations, the real beating heart of the Padua event is passion.“And this is the reason why, together with the great collectors, we wish to open the previewto anyone for whom it is of great interest to come and view such a stupendous exhibition. Inorder to place a foot on the red carpet just get hold of a Preview Ticket" says Mario CarloBaccaglini, the organizer of the event at Padua.So what can you expect to admire at the Auto e Moto d’Epoca 2010? Must-have items,impossible (or nearly) dreams and yet, in the spirit of the event, screws, bolts ... spare partsstarting a €1.00. An event which offers all who are afflicted by the vintage car bug, dreamsand bargains, unbeatable deals, in everyone’s price range and must-have objects which mostof us would believe to be out of reach. And there are several crème de la crème cars whichwill undoubtedly find many admirers.

The Fiat Group will be present at the event with 3 brands, Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo. FromAlfa Romeo, who will be celebrating the end of their centenary year, the legendaryGIULIETTA, a historical journey with models from the collection of the Alfa Romeo Museum inArese (GIULIETTA BERLINA, GIULIETTA SPIDER PROTOTIPO, GIULIETTA SPRINT,GIULIETTA SZand the 750 COMPETITION) right up to the newly-launched model.

Lancia, who will be celebrating their 66th birthday from the launch of the AURELIA series, willbring their top cars which are the B12 and the completely restored B24 Spider from theLancia Museum.And finally from FIAT the legendary SB4 Eldridge, known as "Mefistofele" from 1923 - ARECORD-BREAKING CAR WHOSE 21,700 CYLINDER ENGINE HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REMADE,side by side with the top FIAT RACING CARS.THIS YEAR THERE IS A BIG THEMATIC EXHIBITION ON ISOTTA FRASCHINI, with no less than 9unique examples in the hospitality area of Hall 3. A pre-war model (WWI – the beginning ofthe 1900’s), 6 models which tell the 8 series story (8, 8 A, 8AS, 8ASS and 8B) and the twoprototypes from the mid 90’s (Isotta T 8 Spider with an Audi engine), the year in which anattempt was made to “exhume” the celebrated brand-name.Two previews of an exhibition which, as usual, stores some secrets until the end, above allregards the vehicles on sale. The big Italian and international companies who will be presentare currently completing their range of their offers. Despite lack of official confirmation, it isunderstood that there will be some amazing deals on offer, and that this year there will be noshortage of historically important vehicles (due to their drivers and owners).But Auto e Moto d’Epoca is not just an elitist shop-window. It is and intends to continue beingin the future a great trading place where passions unite, including that of a new audience,embracing the young and very young. It’s the new pastime for anyone who has found aTopolino, a Cinquecento, a Bianchina or a “bathtub”, the NSU from the years of the ItalianEconomic Miracle, and has decided to clean it up, restore it and put in back on the road,becoming a proud owner of a vintage car and thus gaining access, with full honors, into theclub of those who have made vintage cars the true love of their lives.And dulcis in fundo, the legendary and much-waited-for COYS' AUCTION WILL TAKE PLACE ONSATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER AT 2 PM. Press office: Studio ESSECI di Sergio CampagnoloT + 39 049 663499 gestione1@studioesseci.net www.studioesseci.net Intermeeting SrlVia Fornace Morandi, 24 35133 Padova - Italy T + 39 049 7386856 F + 39 049 9819826info@autoemotodepoca.com www.autoemotodepoca.com  

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