Unexpected Thrills Are The Best Ones

Red Ferrari

We were in Milan, Italy. It was the last day of our holiday trip.

Over nine days, we had travelled through three cities in two countries, walked dozens of miles, and viewed hundreds of lovely sights and scenes.

All of it had been carefully planned. We enjoyed every bit of it – but, frankly, there was little ‘surprise‘.

Until that morning in Milan, as we walked down Corso Buenos Aires on our way to the Duomo Cathedral.

Strolling briskly down the wide, quiet avenue early that morning, the subtle police presence on the silent streets was the first indication that something was afoot.

On the next block, we caught our first glimpse of what we later learned was the Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE.

And what a show it was!

Classic automobiles of rare vintage stood beside the latest models of luxury sports cars.

Vintage Cars - at Milan Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE

I gawked, open-mouthed, at brands I’d only read about or seen in movies before – Ferraris and Lamborghinis, Alfa Romeos and Porsches, Audis and BMWs, and lines of other deluxe cars.

Suddenly, we realized it was late for our visit to the Duomo Cathedral, and hurried away reluctantly.

On our way back, even though it was getting late for our flight back home, we couldn’t resist dragging our feet a little to watch some more.

It was thrilling… in a special way.

Because it was unexpected.

The best things in life often are!

Portsches - at Milan Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE

Watch a really short video of a Ferrari zooming down Milan’s streets – click here

And enjoy some photographs I managed to snap during the brief gawking session…

Ferraris

Blue Ferrari - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

Red Ferrari - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

Red Ferraris - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

Ferrari engine - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

Red/Grey Ferrari - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

Porsches

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

Porsche - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Porsche Hybrids - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Porsche Hybrid - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Lamborghinis

Lamborghini Urus - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Lamborghini - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Alfa Romeos

Alfa Romeo GTA - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Alfa Romeo GTA - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Alfa Romeo GTA - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Alfa Romeo - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

Toyotas

Toyota Hybrid - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Toyota Hybrid - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Peugeots

Peugeot 2008 SUV - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Peugeot 3008 - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Mazdas

Mazda MX5 - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Mazda Alpine Premiere - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Fiat ASI 508s

Fiat ASI 508 - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Fiat ASI 508 - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

Morelli Ferrara

Morelli Ferrara - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Morelli Ferrara - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Morelli Ferrara - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Mercedes

Mercedes - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Jaguar

Jaguar - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Edison Hybrid

Edison Hybrid - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Romeo Ferraris

Romeo Ferraris - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

And Some More…

 

Racer - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Volkswagon Beetle - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Vintage Cars - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Vintage Cars - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Vintage Cars Fiat - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Speedster - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

Rolls Royce - at Automobile Street Show 2018 by QUATTRORUOTE, Milan, Italy

 

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