GammaQuaranta has been a hit, primarily thanks to your participation!!! Last Time about 40 gamma were parked side by side in the same space was about 30 years ago in Pininfarina. Or last friday in the same place!!! Check in the photogallery section to enjoy the good moment we passed with good firends, fine food and wine and lot of fun. Probably there's a GammaQuaranta+... in the not so far future...
ONCE AGAIN, A HUGE THANK YOU!!!
Lancia Gamma Turns 40!
Let's party together!
The Gamma was launched in Italy in 1976, although the first right-hand drive models didn't come to Great Britain until 1978. The early Series 1 (S1) Gammas were available as a 4-door saloon and a 2-door coupe with 2 litre and 2.5 litre engines, although only the latter was officially imported in the UK, the 2000 being primarily for the Italian home market.
Although both were designed by Pininfarina, only the coupe was assembled on their production line (alongside the Ferrari 400), the saloon being a purely Lancia-built product. All early S1 cars in Great Britain had carburettor-fed engines, manual gearboxes, 6Jx14" alloy wheels of a flat-faced, 5-slot design with velour trim (leather optional). Modifications introduced during the first series were mostly mechanical, including revised camshaft belt tensioners and changes to the cooling system. The interior of the later S1 coupes was changed to a cloth with 'L' motifs. This was also used to replace the vinyl trim to the seat backs, doors and the rear side-panels.
The Pininfarina wind tunnel, opened in 1972, was used to design both Gamma models
By 1980, the Series 2 (S2) Gamma had been announced in Italy, although S1 Gammas were still for sale in the UK until 1982, when the first S2 models were imported. The most obvious changes externally were the adoption of the Delta- style 'shield' grille and new 6Jx15" alloys of a "starburst" design with 15 holes.
Mechanically, Bosch fuel injection was fitted to all UK models, and the revised engine internals included larger diameter valve stems (also used on later S1 cars) from 8 to 9mm, revised pistons and connecting rods and 'softer' camshaft profiles. Maximum power output was unchanged at a quoted 140 bhp (DIN), but the spread of torque was greater and fuel economy improved (allegedly!).
By 1983 an automatic gearbox became available, and in practice all later S2 Gammas came with auto 'boxes. However, many have since been converted to manual transmission. The interior of both the saloon and the coupe was revised, with new instruments, hand-stitched vinyl covering to the dash cowl and console, a new rounded gear lever and a new steering wheel. The interior of the coupe was otherwise similar to the earlier models, using the 'L' cloth, but S2 saloons had a new cloth fabric for the seats and the headlining. Central locking was fitted to all UK S2 Gammas, but only a handful are known to have sliding steel sunroofs.
(above text generously taken from GammaConsortium Website)
Turin (Italian: Torino, pronounced [toˈriːno] ( listen); Piedmontese: Turin, pronounced [tyˈɾiŋ];) is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley and surrounded by the western Alpine arch and by the Superga Hill. The population of the city proper is 892,649 (August 2015) while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 1.7 million inhabitants. The Turin metropolitan area is estimated by the OECD to have a population of 2.2 million.
The city has a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Turin is well known for its renaissance, baroque, rococo, neo-classical, and art nouveau architecture.
Much of the city's public squares, castles, gardens and elegant palazzi such as Palazzo Madama, were built in the 16th and 18th century, after the capital of the Duchy of Savoy (later Kingdom of Sardinia) was moved to Turin from Chambery (nowadays France) as part of the urban expansion.
Turin is sometimes called the cradle of Italian liberty, for having been the birthplace and home of notable politicians and people who contributed to the Risorgimento, such as Cavour. The city currently hosts some of Italy's best universities, colleges, academies, lycea and gymnasia, such as the six-century-old University of Turin and the Turin Polytechnic. Prestigious and important museums, such as the Museo Egizio and the Mole Antonelliana are also found in the city. Turin's several monuments and sights make it one of the world's top 250 tourist destinations, and the tenth most visited city in Italy in 2008.
The city used to be a major European political centre, being Italy's first capital city in 1861 and being home to the House of Savoy, Italy's royal family. Even though much of its political significance and importance had been lost by World War II, it became a major European crossroad for industry, commerce and trade, and currently is one of Italy's main industrial centres, being part of the famous "industrial triangle", along with Milan and Genoa. Turin is ranked third in Italy, after Milan and Rome, for economic strength. With a GDP of $58 billion, Turin is the world's 78th richest city by purchasing power, and as of 2010 has been ranked by GaWC as a Gamma- world city. Turin is also home to much of the Italian automotive industry.
Turin is well known as the home of the Shroud of Turin, the football teams Juventus F.C. and Torino F.C., the headquarters of automobile manufacturers FIAT, Lancia, Iveco, Case New Holland and as host of the 2006 Winter Olympics and, in the same year, the 37th Chess Olympiad. Several International Space Station modules, such as Harmony and Columbus, were also manufactured in Turin. It was the capital of the Duchy of Savoy from 1563, then of the Kingdom of Sardiniaruled by the Royal House of Savoy and finally the first capital of the unified Italy.
It is often referred to as the Capital of the Alps. Other popular epithets are the Automobile Capital of Italy and the Detroit of Italy, as it is the home of FIAT; in Italy it is also dubbed la capitale Sabauda ([the] Savoyard capital).
(find more on wikipedia ;) )
Friday, april 22th 2016 :
h 12 -14,30 : Gathering @ Reception of Hotel Meditur Torino (in Moncalieri, Via Postiglione), Moncalieri. Lunch (while waiting latecomers) at the restaurants in the nearby shopping mall Centro commerciale 45° parallelo Nord
h 15,00: we move with the cars to the Centro Stile Pininfarina (& Museum) in Cambiano. With a strong chance of a very welcomed surprise participation...
h 18 back towards Moncalieri for Hotels check in, aperitivo, etc etc.
h 21 Dinner
Saturday, april 23rd 2016:
h 9,00 : Gathering in front of Hotel Meditur, Moncalieri. Transfer to Vezzolano, enjoying roads and sceneries in wonderful Monferrato
h 9,45: Visit to Vezzolano abbey
h 12,00: Transfer to Piovà Massaia; visit to nice village center and a small yet beautiful baroque church.
h 13,00: lunch @ Agrimacelleria “Il Canneto” , Cerreto d'Asti
h 17,00: Visit to Cascina Rosengana, Cocconato d'Asti with "Marenda sinoira"and visit to the local cave
h 19,00: back to Torino, parking and exhibition of participating cars next to the Po , in Corso Cairoli
h 20,00: Tour “Underground Turin” / (or free visit of the city)
Sunday, April 24th 2016
h 9,30: Gathering in front of Hotel LA Darsena and, after a short tour around the Po river Sstop and short visit of Parco del Valentino.
h 10,30 Visit of Museo Biscaretti di Ruffia;
h 12,00: Transfer @ Agriturismo
Bacca Blu, Bricherasio for lunch
h 16,00: we all move back to Turin(parking and exhibition of participating cars next to the Po , in Corso Cairoli) , to see the Egyptian museum on guided tour a@16,50
h 21,00: free evening
Monday, April 25th 2016
h 9,30: Gathering in front of Hotel La Darsena and, after a short tour in Turin near old Lancia Places ( Old Offices building in Corso Racconigi and Lancia Tower (alas now without the “LANCIA” sign on it...), Short Photo session, Transfer to Venaria Reale.
h 11,00: Visit to palace and garden
h 13,30: lunch @“PassamiIlsale" restaurant
h 16,00: greetings. prizegiving and – alas – farewells…
Registration Fee per car: 30€
Fees P.er person.:
Friday € 15
Saturday 35€ (+28€ for the tour)
Sunday 35(+25€ for the tour)
(Kids up to 12 years get special prices about lunches -Sat , Sun 12,00€, Mon 15,00€)-and Tour fees - 14,00€ on saturday and 13,00€ on sunday) )
Please note also that dinners are not included in the prices also because Saturday and Sunday evenings, instead of enjoying the guided tours may be left to individual touring of Turin's center. On Friday night we'll try to organize a welcome pizza not far from Hotel La Darsena in Moncalieri