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December 10, 2023

Piero Rivolta Featured In Motor Trend Classic Magazine

by Mike –

Piero Rivolta is featured in the Winter 2012 issue of Motor Trend Classic.

Piero Rivolta photo shoot

It is an excellent article that presents a good overview of Iso and Piero Rivolta’s time there. I attended the photo shoot because my red Iso Grifo was used along with the red Iso Rivolta GT owned by Ted and Jan Hirth and the red Iso Rivolta Varedo owned by Piero Rivolta.

Piero Rivolta photo shoot

The photo shoot was at The Quail golf course in Carmel the day before The Quail, A Motor Sport Gathering on August 17, 2012 where Iso was a featured marque celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Iso Rivolta GT.

Piero Rivolta photo shoot

With the man who made the Grifo sitting in my Grifo, above, I think it adds to the patina of the interior!

The photo shoot lasted a couple of hours and they used two photos in the magazine! But they are two good photos.

My favorite quotes in the interview from Piero:

“If your car goes faster and doesn’t break when you close the hood, you don’t care what you have inside. Faster is faster!”. This was said while discussing the choice of an American engine rather than the option to build their own engine.

And “I am on a diet – a diet to eat well” discussing his physique.

Piero Rivolta photo shoot

Renzo Rivolta, Marella Rivolta Zagato and Piero Rivolta

In the slide shows below are all of my photos of the photo shoot.

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  1. Great photos – very cool.

  2. A nice break from work, thank you. Now I want to buy a copy of this magazine.

  3. Excellent photos and a rare opportunity!

  4. It was an honor for my Grifo to be included in this photo shoot.

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