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Fiat Abarth Rides Again

This is a true story by guest author Leo Maselli. By now, quite a few of you have craned your heads to see a 2011 Fiat 500 zipping around your community or at least heard the news that Fiat is back. If you’re wondering about the people’s perception of such a development here in this country […]

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Carlo Abarth

Carlo Abarth

The Abarth in Fiat 500 Abarth is much more than just a performance division of Fiat. Similar to famous car companies such as Porsche, Ferrari, and Ford, Abarth is named after its founder: Carlo Abarth. Born Karl Alberto Abarth on November 15, 1908 in Vienna, Austria, he turned an early fascination with motorcycles and racing into […]

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Fix It Again Tony is a Myth

Fix It Again Tony is a Myth

This is a guest post by one of our own readers, James T. Baker. Well, I have stayed alive long enough to see Fiat’s return to the USA! I started buying these little gems in 1980 and since then have owned at least a dozen 124s, 128s, 131s and X1/9s. I worked as a wrench […]

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The Origin of Abarth

If you’re interested in the history of Abarth, check out this post on its founder: Carlo Abarth. Included in the post are a couple of videos from “The Scorpion’s Tales”, with English subtitles. Here’s the first of two parts: Update: the official Abarth website has also posted the videos.

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