Turin Auto Show

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Turin Auto Show
Status Active
Genre Auto show
Begins 21 April 1900
Frequency Annual
Country  Italy
Years active 1900–2000 2015-present
Next event 8 June 2016 – 12 June 2016
Attendance 350.000 (2015)
Website
http://www.parcovalentino.com/salone-auto-torino

The Turin Motor Show (Italian: Salone dell'Automobile di Torino) was an auto show held annually in Turin, Italy. The first official show took place between 21 and 24 April 1900, at the Castle of Valentino, becoming a permanent fixture in Turin from 1938 having shared it with Milan and Rome until that time. From 1972, the show was held bi-annually and in 1984, it moved into Fiat's shuttered Lingotto factory.[1]

The event was last held in Turin in 2000 and cancelled from 2002, resulting in the Bologna Motor Show taking over the role of Italy's International Motor Show.

From 2015, Turin will again hold a Motor Show, albeit as an open-air festival to keep exhibitors' costs down[2] and provide free access to the public. It will be held in the precinct of the Parco del Valentino.

Major vehicle introductions

1900s

1902

1904

  • Motoruota Garavaglia

1906

  • Aquila Italiana Cappa

1907

1908

1910s

1913

1919

1920s

1923

1925

1940s

1947

  • Grand Prix racing car prototype designed designed by Porsche[3]

1948

1949

1950s

1950

1951

1952

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Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 5 (1953)

1953

1954

1954
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
Fiat Turbina

The 1954 36th Salone dell'Automobile was inaugurated by Italian President Luigi Einaudi on 21 April[4] and closed on 2 May. The exhibitors were 450 from 11 countries, including 66 car manufacturers and 22 coachbuilders.[5]

Production cars[4]
Concept cars and prototypes

1955

1956

1956
Fiat 1900 B Granluce
Lancia Flaminia Berlina

Italian President Giovanni Gronchi, escorted by a troop of Corazzieri, inaugurated the 38th Salone Internazionale dell'Automobile on 21 April 1956.[7] The motor show closed on 2 May.[8] The exhibitors were 450 from 13 countries, including 64 car manufacturers, 35 truck and bus manufacturers, and 18 coachbuilders.[8]

Production cars[9][10]
Concept cars and prototypes[9][10]

1957

1957
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale
Production cars
Concept cars and prototypes

1959

1959
Maserati 5000 GT "Shah of Persia"

The 1959 41st Salone dell'Automobile was inaugurated by President of the Italian Republic Giovanni Gronchi on 31 October and closed on 11 November.[13] There were 490 exhibitors from 12 countries, including 65 car manufacturers.[14]

Production cars[15]
Concept cars and prototypes

1960s

1960

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Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ 1 (1962)

1962

1963

1963
Lamborghini 350 GTV
Ghia-Fiat G230S
Maserati Quattroporte

The 1963 45th Salone dell'Automobile was inaugurated by Italian President Antonio Segni on 30 October and closed on 10 November.[16] The exhibitors were 524 from 13 countries, including 72 car manufacturers and 21 coachbuilders.[17]

Production cars[18]
Concept cars and prototypes[18]

1966

1967

The 49th Salone dell'Automobile was held between 1 and 12 November 1967. It saw the presence of 580 exhibitors from 15 countries, including 70 car manufacturers and 13 coachbuilders.[20]

1968

1968
Fiat 124 Special
Bizzarrini Manta

The 50th Salone dell'Automobile was held between 30 October and 10 November 1968; there were 496 exhibitors from 14 countries, including 73 car manufacturers and 13 coachbuilders.[21]

Production cars
Concept cars and prototypes

1969

1969
Autobianchi A112
Alfa Romeo Junior Z
Alfa Romeo Iguana

The 51st Salone dell'Automobile was held between 29 October and 9 November 1969; the exhibitors were 550 from 14 countries, including 64 car manufacturers and 14 coachbuilders.[26]

Production cars[27]
Concept cars and prototypes

1970s

1970

1970
Lancia Stratos Zero
Lamborghini Urraco
Opel Ascona A

The 52nd Salone dell'Automobile was held between 28 October and 8 November 1970; the exhibitors were 540 from 15 countries, including 71 car manufacturers and 14 coachbuilders.[30]

Production cars[31]
Concept cars and prototypes[32][33]

1971

1971
Alfa Romeo Alfasud
Lancia Stratos HF prototype
Fiat 128 Sport Coupé
Maserati Boomerang

The 53rd Salone dell'Automobile was held between 3 and 14 November 1971; the exhibitors were 540 from 11 countries, including 64 car manufacturers and 15 coachbuilders.[35]

Production cars[36]
Concept cars and prototypes[37][38]
Maserati Khamsin (1972)

1972

1974

1976

1977

1978

1980s

1980

1982

1984

1986

1988

Production cars[43]
Concept cars and prototypes[44]

1990–2000

1990

This 63rd Turin Motor Show coincided with Italy hosting the 1990 FIFA World Cup (Italia 90) hence the presentation by Fiat of limited edition models related to that international event.

Production cars
Concept cars and prototypes

1992

Concept cars and prototypes

1994

Production cars
Concept cars and prototypes

1996

1998

The 67th Turin Motor Show was held from 24 April to 3 May.

Production cars
Concept cars and prototypes

2000

The 68th Turin Motor Show held in June 2000 was the last edition, as in 2002 the event was cancelled and never held again. The change in date was to avoid clashing with the Geneva Motor Show.[51]

Production cars
Concept cars and prototypes

2015

From 2015, the Turin Motor Show returns no longer based on a large and costly static exhibition format. Instead, it becomes a free public festival held at the historical Parco del Valentino and features demonstrations along the route used for various motorsport grands prix between 1935 and 1954.[54][55]

Production cars
Concept cars and prototypes
  • Ferrari FXX-K (13)
  • Italdesign Giugiaro Gea
  • Pininfarina Sergio
  • Pininfarina Cambiano
  • Umberto Palermo Design Mole Costruzione artigianale modello 001
  • Umberto Palermo Design Lucrezia
  • Umberto Palermo Design Vittoria

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