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Maserati 100 Years

Maserati 100 Years

On Saturday August 9, the Riverside International Automotive Museum is hosting a Banquet and Presentation on 100 Years of Maserati with Adolfo Orsi, Jr. Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Maserati at the Riverside International Automotive Museum on Saturday, August 9th at 6pm. Event Admission is $75 per person includes Presentation, Reception, and Dinner. Mr. Orsi is a leading authority on the history of Maserati, his family having run the company during its golden era from 1937 to 1968. He has put together a new multimedia presentation...

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Totti 20th with AS Roma

Totti 20th with AS Roma

TOTTI KEEPS ITALY DOOR OPEN ON 20TH ANNIVERSARY AS Roma captain Francesco Totti said he felt like a 20-year-old on Thursday, the 20th anniversary of his Serie A debut, and kept the door open to a return to the Italian national team for next year’s World Cup in Brazil. “I thank everyone, friends and non-friends,” the former Italy forward said in a video message to his many well-wishers released via ANSA’s website (www.ansa.it). “Today I really feel like a 20-year-old. I have 20 years behind me and I’ve got...

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Revived Rossi New MotoGP

Revived Rossi New MotoGP

REVIVED ROSSI PUMPED UP FOR NEW MOTOGP SEASON Valentino Rossi is pumped up for the new MotoGP season, which starts with Sunday’s floodlit Qatar Grand Prix, saying he has found new motivation after returning to Yamaha. The nine-time world champion is back with the Japanese team after his ‘dream marriage’ with Italian outfit Ducati ended in divorce following two winless seasons. The 34-year-old, who won four of his seven premium-class world titles during his first stint at Yamaha between 2004 and 2009, never got to grips with...

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Ferrari Optimistic for Success

Ferrari Optimistic for Success

Ferrari are confident they can mount a strong challenge for the Formula One title ahead of Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The Italian team’s campaign for the title both last year and the year before was hampered by slow starts to the season caused by their car not being up to the pace. But drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa have both said that the new car, the F138, is on a different planet to its predecessor, the F2012, on the basis of its performance in pre-season tests. That does not mean it will be the...

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Fiat Panda Rally Car Record

Fiat Panda Rally Car Record

FIAT PANDA SETS WORLD RECORD FOR FASTEST DRIVE ACROSS AFRICA Fiat Panda entered the Guinness World Book of Records this week after clocking the fastest overland trip from Cape Town to London ever recorded. Driven by British endurance racers Philip Young and Paul Brace, the Italian minicar covered the 10,000-mile transcontinental haul in 10 days, 13 hours and 30 minutes, a full day ahead of the previous record set in 2010 by a team driving a Land Rover. Drivers said the Panda’s light weight and fuel-efficient engine gave it an edge over...

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NEW Ferrari F138

NEW Ferrari F138

When Ferrari were designing their new race for the 2013 Formula One season, one of their main aims was not to throw out the baby with the bath water. Last year’s car, the F2012, was simply not fast enough and, even though Spanish driver Fernando Alonso squeezed every possible ounce of speed of it, he ended up losing the title by one point to Red Bull’s three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. But while the F2012 was not the quickest on the grid, it had another very important virtue – it never broke down. That is why the...

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Italy wins Australian Open Tennis

Italy wins Australian Open Tennis

Less than 10 years ago Italian women’s tennis was in the doldrums. They hadn’t won a major tournament in decades, far less a grand slam event. Then came the start of a Renaissance, with three Fed Cup wins in 2006, 2009 and 2010, followed that same year by Francesca Schiavone’s historic victory in Paris over super-favourite Australian Samantha Stosur. Memories will never fade of Schiavone’s celebrations as she crashed to the Roland Garros earth and kissed its famous red clay. But the skipping and jumping of Sara Errani...

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Napoli’s New Top Scorer?

Napoli’s New Top Scorer?

Napoli have not won the Serie A title since over 20 years ago, when Argentina great Diego Maradona led them to their only two scudetti in addition to a UEFA Cup. The joy Maradona brought during his 1984-1991 stint in Naples has bestowed almost legendary status on him in the southern city. No one is ever likely to overtake him in the affections of Neapolitan soccer enthusiasts. But the current fans’ favourite, Edinson Cavani, is on the way to coming close. Uruguay international Cavani may not have Maradona’s creative genius but he...

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Italy’s 2012 London Olympic Results

Italy’s 2012 London Olympic Results

Italia won a total of 28 Olympic Medals, which is 10th overall, including 8 Gold Medals, which is 8th overall in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Forza Azzurri!!! Gold Archery (1), Canoe Slalom (1), Fencing (3), Shooting (2), Taekwondo (1) Silver Boxing (2), Fencing (2), Rowing (1), Shooting (3), WaterPolo (1) Bronze Athletics (1), Boxing (1), Cycling-Mountain Bike (1), Fencing (2), Gymnastic-Artistic (1), Gymnastic-Rhythmic (1), Judo (1), Swimming (1), Taekwondo (1), Volleyball (1) Italian National Olympic Committee (Comitato Olimpico Nazionale...

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Azzurri F.I.R. Federazione Italiana Rugby

Azzurri F.I.R. Federazione Italiana Rugby

The Azzurri is not reserved only for Italy’s National Soccer Squad, but also refers to the Federazione Italiana Rugby, also known as F.I.R.. Italia has fielded a national rugby team since the late 1920’s, and was recently added in 2000 to the prestigious European Six Nations Annual Rugby Tournament with England, France, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland.  Although the European Rugby Union Championship was won only once by Italia in 1995/1997, the Azzurri in rugby finished second place 9 times, and third place a total of 8 times....

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