Centenary two wheels in Florence

From the motorized carriage of the Conti Ginori Lisci to two Perfecta tricycles, from Peugeot motor bicycles to the first Alcyon brand motorcycles with front shock absorbers, up to a Triumph with sidecar used during the First World War: the Centenari at the Cascine exhibition retraced Sunday 22 May the evolution of the industry from the beginning of motorization to 1920. At the park The Cascine in Florence it was also possible to admire a perfectly preserved 1913 twin cylinder Motosacoche, a Sunbeam and a BSA. All vehicles used to spending their lives in garages or in museums. Among them also a motorized carriage De Dion Bouton from 1898 and a Moto Piana from 1925 built in the Florence workshops of the Piana brothers. In addition to two magnificent Fiat Rosso Corsa cars from 1921 and 1922. The initiative was proposed and implemented by the Cmef-Club Moto d’Epoca Fiorentino in collaboration with the Centenary Vehicle Sector of Asi.


“For the first time we have brought an open-air museum“, commented Alessio Ridi, head of the Sector within the Italian Historical Automotoclub. “Now we will try to think of a traveling museum along the boulevards of the Cascine, demonstrating that our vehicles, if kept in efficiency, are an attraction for the public, who can thus relive those nineteenth-century illustrated postcards that portray the Cascine as a destination ritual for the Florentines, who could walk there on foot or in a carriage. The Cascine were a destination for outings on holidays, a refuge for lovers, the scene of sporting events and an ideal backdrop for parties and events of all kinds”.

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