I was pleased to hear that an Abarth 124 Spider is starring in a new music video also featuring Sting and Shaggy.
The official YouTube video amassed over 23 million views within a few days of its release promoting the single ‘Gotta Get Back My Baby’ from their album 44/876 which has already spent 17 weeks at the top of the Billboard Reggae chart.
The theme of the video is taken from the 70s and 80s buddy cop shows and films such as Miami Vice. Indeed, the two singers play Miami-based detectives who have to convince their boss that they are ‘going to need the spider’ to pull off an important stake out. Enter the boss’ prized Abarth 124 Spider.
I know that FIAT is recognised the world over as one the leading and famous car manufacturers and I am proud that we are acknowledged as specialists in servicing and maintaining their vehicles.
Here are some interesting facts about the company and their cars:
1. FIAT stands for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino and the company was founded in Turin in 1899 by a group of investors led by Giovanni Agnelli. The word ‘fiat’ also means ‘so be it’ in Latin and the company is still controlled by the Agnelli family today.
2. In 1910 FIAT started to expand into foreign markets. The year before it had opened its first production facility on American soil in New York. It was now that it also began exporting vehicles to profitable foreign markets such as Great Britain, France, Russia and Australia.
I am pleased to see that this month sees the release of the new Fiat 500 Collezione.
As you might expect, first impressions are very good with a sophisticated and stylish blend of colours and shapes combining to ooze elegance. Available as both a hatchback and convertible, the great Fiat tradition is reflected by the inclusion of the classic Collezione badge in the tailgate.
I see the latest Mille Miglia was held in May and Alfa continued to triumph, as it has over the past 90 years, by taking every place on the podium.
The Mille Miglia 2018 was won by the Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 GS Fixed Head, operated by the Tonconogy-Ruffini crew.