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Fiat Madness, And Beacon Preparation

November 25th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments
Who needs Charlie Sheen?

Who needs Charlie Sheen?

So there’s been some Fiat chit chat on the blog recently… With this in mind, I just had to post a picture of my Fiat Abarth. This little car is so much fun, I just can’t say enough about it. Now one of my buddies has one of those 550 hp Supercharged Camaro SS’s. Obviously, this little beauty is not in that class of performance… but the good news is that whereas I can let it stretch its legs on our beautiful Southeast Ohio roads, to get get the same kind of performance fun out of the Camaro without going to jail would require access to a track.

Down here at Hillside Farm, we’re a two Fiat family. My wife has a Sport. Good times.

The other side of my personality is the Jeep in the background.

The other side of my personality is the Jeep in the background.

Nuff said about material goodies. Working hard to prepare for the Hot Tuna Beacon Theater shows.

Hmmm…. I think I’ll practice a little more before bedtime.


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  1. carlo pagliano
    November 26th, 2012 at 09:55 | #1

    La ‘500 Abarth’ nella vasta America di Jorma.

    It’s the evolution of the old ‘Fiat 500’ which was the technical modernization of the ancient ‘Fiat Topolino’ (literally ‘Mickey Mouse’, in production from 1936 to 1955 ). Tiny little cars they were, fit for medieval streets. The streets are still the same but the ‘500’ has grown twice its original size and it’s Abarth too, vroom.
    Communicating vessels between North America and Italy allowed the speck of the cars, the ‘500’, to emigrate to the Vast Land of the Faulkners, the Williams, Kerouacs and now of the Kaukonens, and the huge SUVs to shrink between the millenary walls of old Italy, being the Italians always crazy for whatever is American, Dodge or Rock ‘n’ Roll at choice.

  2. Dave Millard
    November 26th, 2012 at 17:43 | #2

    What happened to your Honda F.I.T. with the skull valve caps? That was a cool little car, but I have to say the Fiat is lookin’ good

  3. eaglesteve
    November 26th, 2012 at 18:13 | #3

    Lookin’ forward to The Beacon shows, Fo Mo days to go.

  4. November 26th, 2012 at 18:24 | #4

    Love that little Fiat, maybe because it looks like a mushroom! Anyway, really looking forward to the Beacon, I have tickets for both nights! As far as I’m concerned there is no better way to spend a weekend in NY then a 2-night run at the Beacon with Tuna.

  5. Richard
    November 26th, 2012 at 19:34 | #5

    Thanks for posting the Fiat picture,very cool car. Looks very different than the one from the 60s..

  6. Rick
    November 26th, 2012 at 20:53 | #6

    Jorma, Nice Fiat..but saw Vanessa’s and hers is cooler! 🙂

  7. Brett
    November 26th, 2012 at 21:54 | #7

    Your Fiat versus Camaro…Made me think of an amp analogy…sweet spot (volume at 5 ish) on a Fender Deluxe Reverb (which I know you own….tinkered with at your a-frame Summer 2008)……SWEET sound…happy faces

    Twin Reverb at 5……SWEET sound, but faces are melting due to the high volume

    Have fun rockin’ the Beacon…..turn it up to 11 if you dare


  8. Cyndy Consentino
    November 27th, 2012 at 08:55 | #8

    Dear Jorma.
    Love the Abarth ! Mine is a bright red sport lounge with white leather accents!
    Love my little girl, her name is Rosie and she will be vrooming up to the
    Ranch to meet your Abarth on 12/29!
    See you at the Beacon this weekend!

  9. kevhic
    December 8th, 2012 at 18:17 | #9

    You’ve come a long way from that old hopped up Chevy you had in the late 70’s