Italian Cars in Little Italy


A while ago, I complained that nothing ever happened in Little Italy but some pasta-eating.

I was wrong.

When I arrived at the yoga studio located in the heart of Little Italy on Friday, I realized that it was the “Settimana Italiana di Ottawa”, the Italian week. I came back the next day to check it out, and was treated to a nice display of Italian cars.

The last car show I stumbled upon was the classic American cars in Ogdensburg, U.S. I still don’t know anything about cars, American or Italian, but I must admit the sound of the engine starting before the race was quite exciting and unique.

Despite the severe winter conditions half of the year, I spot quite a lot of sports car on the road in Ontario, mostly nice convertibles and the occasional race car. I don’t understand it (give me a Beetle and I’m happy!) but hey, to each his own. Meanwhile, it was cool to see so many Ferrari on the tiny Preston Street parking lot, and a lot of guys seemed to be appropriately impressed.

Little Italy

Italian Flag

Preston Street, Little Italy

Funfair for Families

Having Ice Cream


The Dashboard

Grey Ferrari

The Engine

Classic Red Ferrari

Race Car

Inside the Race Car

Ready to Race

Ready to Race

Parking Lot of Posh Cars

Red Ferrari

Ready to Race

Ready to Race

Ready to Race


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  1. Hi Zhu,

    “give me a Beetle”

    LOL not a mini? Frankly, I love them both although the mini’s engine is far more smoother.
    Gorgeous engine (that of Ferrari’s)! Loved the pics, Zhu Zhu; it made me reminisce of a world I know all too well (my dad used to race in Africa).

    Thanks for sharing. It was a nice post before taking off to my summer break.


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