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Made To Drive | S05 E14

Fourteen Past Five: The Story of Jewel-Like Italian Sports Car

Inspired by the Parma-Poggio di Berceto, a road race that went past his family home, Fabrizio Lorenzoni desired from an early age to experience the same rush of speed that a racing driver does. With a Fiat 1100 by Stanguellini in the garage, few classics can give the same open air excitement as Lorenzoni’s unique machine.
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Tim Verheij
Tim Verheij

Amazing story!

Adrian Smith
Adrian Smith

One word beautiful! 🙂

geelongvic
geelongvic

Bravo, mille grazie. Outstanding video, very personal, human, and touching.

Kurt Uzbay
Kurt Uzbay

Wonderful piece- I wish some of these episodes were longer… I also wish that instead of subtitles, the international episodes get dubbed to English, as I’m busy reading instead of watching the gorgeous cinematography…… I also wish I could drive that beautiful ” machina ” on those sublime Italian pastoral roads… Feel free to start granting these wishes in any order of your choosing…
Kurt

David Lake
David Lake

Kurt,
All the more reason to watch it twice at a minimum.
Once to watch and read, the other to just watch.
I would hate to see it dubbed as you would lose the intimate passion the story teller has to say.

Another great video and story. Thanks Petrolicious.

Josh Lederer
Josh Lederer

I eagerly await each week’s video and have enjoyed each and every “episode”. This, however, is by far my favorite to date. The cinematography is great (and I especially liked the ending with Mr. Lorenzoni pushing the toy racecar at the end). I really appreciate the historical and present day components of the story and the passion for motoring. Well done!

Farid Moussavi
Farid Moussavi

To retrace this car’s history race-by-race and to still be driving it today the way he does… now “THAT’S AMORE”…as a petrolhead – or anyone for that matter – one should be so lucky to have a car (or anything) to be so passionate about…
I have seen a lot of videos here – and this is the first time I am commenting on one – because it resonates on so many levels…Thanks.

Michael Squeo
Michael Squeo

Spectacular. Great story, well told and beautifully photographed. I love the part where Mr. Lorenzoni says that the car was originally a torpedo but needed fenders so a local craftsman made them. Was that Michelangelo or Da Vinci?

Dennis White
Dennis White

Ditto to Santiago. La piccola bella macchina! Now let’s see you guys top this one next week!

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

Challenge accepted! 🙂

Rodrigo Almeida
Rodrigo Almeida

Challenge won. The 722 is also a pice of art. Congratulations!

santiago loa
santiago loa

Emotional video to say the least. I’ll admit I got teary eyed when he spoke about the passion his father instilled in him for automobiles and how he hopes his son will share the enthusiasm. This video ticks all the right boxes for any petrolhead. Love it.

Alex
Alex

A real love story between a man and a car full of historic heritage, the essence of the gentleman driver

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay

Everything beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.

Andrew Salt
Andrew Salt

What a wonderful guy and what a wonderful car. Bravo.

Todd Torabi
Todd Torabi

Loved this, amazing story!

Redvers Arnold
Redvers Arnold

Wonderful film, great little car and history.