We know what you’re thinking. You pine away the hours longing for the sleek lines and elegant thrift of a 1958 Fiat 600. You revel in the idea of automobiles that incorporate corrugated steel as exterior paneling. You drift off into daydreams of motoring along on a hydro-pneumatic cushion of infinite suspension adjustment, your hands leaving the steering wheel just long enough to operate asymmetrically arranged climate controls. If any of this is the case, then Woodley Park in Van Nuys California is the place to be this weekend for a meeting of Franco-Italian automobiles along with the people that love them. Not only are automobiles of Franco-Italian manufacture welcome, but also any automobile that was designed by Frenchmen or Italians. The Best of France and Italy may be one of the few places to see a Renault R5 turbo or three and an Austin Innocenti Mini in the same general vicinity.
The 2009 Best of France and Italy show is happening Sunday November 1st in Woodley Park near Van Nuys, California. For more information or online registration visit the Best of France and Italy. The 1959 Citroen 2CV AK VA and 1958 Fiat 600 are from the 2007 show.