I am taking part in this year's Blogging from A to Z Challenge. This is my submission for Z ...
At the Easter long weekend, the bloke and I got two days out with the cameras. We visited a market town who host a regular Italian themed weekend, There's singing - both opera and popular neopolitan songs, a busy food market and people dressed in roman costume - all allowing us to practice our street photography. But - in truth - it was all about the cars.
Friday is always Ferrari day ... Owners bring their gorgeous - and generally red - highly expensive bits of engineering and park them up in the town centre for us peasants to ogle. Its a well established event now, so there are a lot of Ferraris. The bloke was heartbroken not to find a Daytona, especially as he'd bought a nice new fisheye lens to use with this event in mind. Instead, we had a lovely chat with a couple of owners. Much to my surprise, they've never had a problem: not a scratch, not a dent, nothing. And you should see how the crowds swarm round - small kids, buggies, dogs. As if I'd jinxed it, just minutes later as they set off on the closing parade, one drove into the back of another. Oops!
But, back to that Zagato. Monday is supercar day. You get a few Ferraris, but its the turn of all the other manufacturers. You get Aston Martins, Lotuses, Maseratis, McLarens, Bentleys, Alfa Romeos and - last year - a Koenigsegg. I'd rather fallen for the classy Koenigsegg and planned to write up the day for K, so was feeling a bit peeved to find it wasn't appearing this year. Then the bloke raced up to tell me about the Zagato - three of them, in fact. Now, me being a largely ignorant type, he took the time to put me in the picture. The linked article covers much the same ground as he did but - in brief - reads: Alfa Zagato racer - yes please, now! They certainly looked sleek and sexy, and I'd not chuck one out of ... erm ... the garage if I found one in there.
As you'll gather, I'm not a petrol head - but I do appreciate a sleek line, a classy bit of styling and who can resist the sound of a town full of V8 & V12 engines starting up. There's something rather elemental about it ...
Apologies for the lack of bunny photo ... sadly, Zagato owners don't seem to allow bunnies in their cars, not even the ones from that rather famous club!
What's your relationship with cars? Are you a fan of super cars?