Oh my gosh. You just have to see this man’s collection. This man is living every man’s dream!
People collecting old cars and a bit of memorabilia are nothing new. But this man took his passion to the whole new level. Bruno Dorigo is a man who knows what passion looks like. His biggest passion is everything Abarth.
In case you don’t know, Abarth is an Italian racing car company founded by Carlo Abarth and Italian Armando Scagliarini in Turin in 1949. You will recognize it by its logo – a stylized scorpion on a red and yellow background. Abarth designed, built and developed his own ‘Scorpion’ badged racing and road cars band the world beating Fiat and Lancia Rally cars that won many rallies. Their most famous car is definitely FIAT 500 Abarth racing car. On July 31, 1971 Abarth was sold to Fiat and the racing team was sold to Enzo Osella. That’s how Abarth became the racing department of Fiat, managed by engine designer Aurelio Lampredi. In the 80s the Abarth name was used to mark performance Fiats such as the Fiat Ritmo Abarth 130 TC and FIAT Stilo Abarth and soon after the brand faded. It was relaunched in 2007 with the Abarth Punto.
Bruno Dorigo knows the whole Abarth story by heart. Not only he knows it, he owns almost every single piece of Abarth story.
In 2010 he got an idea to open a museum dedicated to Abarth. Since he started collecting photos in the 60s and cars in the 80s, he already had a stunning collection to show. Only thing he didn’t have was a place. So he came up with a brave idea – to turn his own two story home into a stunning Abart museum. Few years later, his dream came true. Bruno now lives in his own Abarth museum, surrounded by his dream cars, photos, documents and trophies.