My Car Quest

May 27, 2024

Piero Rivolta, Marella Rivolta Zagato and the Iso Isetta at Zagato – A Video

by Mike - In April 2013 a few lucky Iso & Bizzarrini enthusiasts were able to participate in the Iso & Bizzarrini Extravaganza (these are my words). On the first full day in Italy we went to the Zagato facility hosted by Andrea Zagato and … [Read more...]

The Celebration At The Old Iso Factory And Villa Rivolta In Photos

by Mike - Here are more photos from the Iso Celebration in Bresso, Italy. Photos by Zoltan Papp of Hungary This shot above took about an hour or so to set up in pouring rain. Both cars above are owned by Adam Bolcs and he … [Read more...]

This Iso Isetta Raced In The Mille Miglia in 1954

by Mike - Factory entered Iso Isettas finished first, second and third in the economy class at the 1954 Mille Miglia. The Isettas averaged more than 43 mph during this grueling 1,000 mile race. After World War II cheap … [Read more...]

A Day With Iso Fans At The Iso Factory

by Mike - Yesterday we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Iso Grifo and the 60th anniversary of the Iso Isetta in the factory where they were produced in Bresso, Italy. Photos from the Iso factory in … [Read more...]

Isetta – The Big Little Car

by Mike - The Isetta is known as a BMW but it was designed by Iso (Isetta means little Iso) and licensed to BMW and to VELAM in France and Romi in Brazil in the mid-1950s. It was a successful model for BMW, who produced approximately 161,000 … [Read more...]

Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of The Iso Grifo and The 60th Anniversary of The Iso Isetta – In Italy

by Mike - Many Iso enthusiasts from several countries in Europe and from the US are meeting in Italy next week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Iso Grifo and the 60th Anniversary of the Iso Isetta. We will take a grand tour around … [Read more...]