Bucolic Woodley Park in Van Nuys CA hosted the annual Best of France and Italy car show this past Sunday, and while escargot-topped Neapolitan pizza was nowhere to be found, a plethora of totally amazing cars were on hand. Unlike last year when the threat of rain kept many Franco- and Italophile car owners home for fear of not having a ride home due to rust, this year’s show took place under spectacular blue skies and temperatures in the mid 80s.
That kind of stereotypical Southern California weather brought the cars out of the woodwork, even though, unlike their English compatriots, few of those on display sported any wood of their own. Everything from the original Fiat 500 to the mighty, mighty Lamborghini Countach was on display – hundreds of French and Italian cars in all – and a few surprises as well. Click through the jump for a slide show of some of the highlights, it’ll be just like being there.
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