Things to Do
From time to time, friends send in information on Lancia events that may be of interest to other Lancistas. Two are in hand:
First, from Jan Van Hoorick - a show on American cars in Brussels through Jan. 28: www.americandreamcars.be/home-en
And from Niels Jonassen -
Nordic Lancia Meeting 2018
The 15th Nordic Lancia Meeting will take place from 8th to 10th June 2018 near Vejle on the east coast of the Danish mainland. We have booked the Munkebjerg Hotel situated in a beech forest with fine views of the Vejle Fjord. The hotel is an architectural gem offering very good service and high quality furnishings. It lies at the top of a hill which once a year is used for a historic hill climb. The surrounding countryside is undulating with many quaint, hidden roads and sights. Ideal for Lancia driving. More info below.
Aurelia in Detroit
Back in the 1950s, several large American corporations brought in Aurelias to study. Ford tested a B24 Spider, and some of their photos of the engine are in the De Virgilio book. It is rumored that GM had a car as well as Alcoa.
Steve Katzman uncovered this detailed review of the B10 engine in Michigan Technic, from 1956. The study is about the use of aluminum in the engine, likely from the B10 sedan that was owned by Bill Stebbins for many years. Note the detailed test info on pg. 3, although its curious they used an Ardea engine drawing, and not the Aurelia!
Chase Car, 1955
Few things are more interesting than a B24 Spider in service... here it is working as a chase car for the Motogiro d'Italia 1955, sponsored with involvement by Tariff, who might have been flying the airplane. The images are priceless, the film wonderful with riders hopping on and off their 175cc racing bikes, the Lancia-film platform in the background. Someone had a lot of fun with this idea, as can be seen from the snap shots from the video.