Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Icons


The FIAT 500 is certainly one of the most popular italian icons, I guess, along with pizza and the Colosseum. Launched in 1957, its production ended in 1975. This one dates back 1966. Nowadays it is considered a little family jewel and it is very popular among the vintage cars amateurs. 
Across the road you can see another popular italian name, Agip, the biggest petrol company. But you can also spot one american icon, the big yellow M...

12 comments:

Walker said...

Cute little car.

nobu said...

I like the face of the car.

JM said...

Oh, I remember those! :-) They are so cute!!!

Ann said...

Cute but much maligned. Used to be referred to as a f... in a taxi in my part of the world.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I am sorry to see the American icon intruding into the view of Italian icons. In America, by the way, we do not call it a "yellow M." The logo for McDonald's is called the "golden arches." That is because the original design of McDonald's hamburger stands had a yellow arch from the ground to above the roof line on each side of the little buildings.

Saretta said...

The 500 is definitely a classic!

rob said...

Le 500, irresistibilmente fotogeniche!

lunarossa said...

I used to love the old 500! I learnt how to drive on a black one called Camilla! I don't like the new ones, though. Too expensive and without appeal. Ciao. A.
PS Btw, my Punto has been saved!

david santos said...

Really beautiful photo!!!!
Congratulations!!!!

Fio said...

La 500... che bella che sei... :-)))

Ming the Merciless said...

The Fiat 500 is so cute. But I tend to associate Italy more with the Vespa because of all the old Italian movies like La Dolce Vita.

When I was in Rome, I was surprised Starbucks hadn't arrive in Italy yet. Do you guys have Pizza Hut?

Lost in Sicily said...

yes in this case I fit the American stereotype! I dream of owning one of these amazing little cars. I like the sound of the engine and its vintage look. For now I am pleased to be able to cruise around on my vintage vespa, handed down to me by my in-laws. It is a two-wheeled version of this adorable car.

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