Featured: Cache of a Lifetime

Cache of a Lifetime

By Petrolicious Productions
December 19, 2012

Garage: One of Mr. Roberto Vesco’s private garages

Location: An undisclosed location outside of Brescia, Italy

Why it’s interesting:

Anyone who participates in the Mille Miglia every year with a pre-war classic (and has won it on occasion to boot) is an interesting person in our book.  If that weren’t enough, Mr. Vesco and his son Andrea Vesco also organize the annual Winter Marathon, a TSD rally that starts in beautiful, chic Madonna di Campiglio during the dead of winter and winds through snowy roads in the Dolomite mountains.

We were lucky enough to be invited to one of Mr. Vesco’s private garages.  Although his BMW 328 Mille Miglia and Bugatti and other jewels of his collection were temporarily moved to another facility, there were plenty of automotive treasures to kick-start any enthusiast’s Attention Deficit Disorder.

Walking through this space, we continue to be amazed at the priceless objects casually laying around.  We see:

  • The crankshaft of a straight-eight Bugatti sitting on one end.
  • Hard-to-find carbs such as the Webers for an early Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce
  • Mechanical speedometer from a Bugatti thrown into the mix with a plethora of other speedometers and tachometers
  • A stack of Italian automotive magazines from the 1930’s
  • A collection of wooden steering wheels from Alfa Romeos, Ferraris, Maseratis, Fiats, and others hanging all over the garage.
  • A set steel & aluminum Borrani wheels for an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

Well, you get the idea.  Just check out the photos for yourself.

Roberto Vesco and his son, Andrea Vesco




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Chevrolet Ha Thanh
Chevrolet Ha Thanh
4 years ago

So great your post Hard-to-find carbs such as the Webers for an early Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce – http://www.chevrolethathanh.org/

Gerard de la Parra
Gerard de la Parra(@gerard_de_la_parra)
5 years ago

Beautiful clip and a very inspiring person with a fabulous collection! (Seen it now 5 times….)
Just entered the arena of pre-war cars. It (she) will arrive the 20th of February to the Isle… can’t wait as it is largely an unknown area… to be followed up.

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson(@valvebounce)
8 years ago
James Battaglia
James Battaglia(@jbattag121)
8 years ago

Does anyone know what the striped pedal car is hanging on the wall?

Lewis Verne
Lewis Verne(@lewisverne)
7 years ago

Seems like they are for children

antonio vatrano
antonio vatrano(@automobiliavatra)
8 years ago

Complimenti sig. Vesco ammiro il suo lavoro e la sua collezione spero presto di poterla conoscere per scambiare qualche opinione visto il nostro stesso interesse la Mille Miglia, volevo invitarla a visitare il mio sito http://www.automobiliavatrano.it dove potrà al suo interno vedere molti oggetti che risalgono a tutte le edizioni della corsa bresciana dal 1927 al 57 e quelle edizioni della mille miglia storica sino ai giorni nostri. Ancora complimenti e grazie ad un sito come PETROLICIUS che ospita nelle sue pagine tantissimi articoli interessanti.

Zippy Gordon
Zippy Gordon(@zippygordon)
9 years ago

What an amazing collection! This is only one of his garages?