Photos: Great turnout for the Monaco International Meeting of Fiat 500s

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Over the weekend, drivers and fans of the Fiat 500 turned out in their droves for the third edition of the Monaco International Meeting of Fiat 500s. 

The iconic Fiat 500 has been a staple of the automobile world since its release in 1957. Then called the Cinquecento, it was launched as an economical and reliable car for cash-strapped Italian consumers in the post-war era.  

The company stopped producing the Cinquecento in 1975, but demand for small yet stylish cars re-emerged in the early 2000s, leading the car maker to bring back the old favourite in a shiny new form, calling it simply the Fiat 500.  


The Monaco International Meeting of Fiat 500s is a celebration of the long history of these tiny cars and of what a symbol they have become. Hundreds of enthusiasts from all over gathered on 16th July in Monaco’s Port Hercule to ooh and ahh over 500s as well as to share in their passion for the model.  

Owners were joined by collectors and car lovers of all types in a spirit of playful fun that united different cultures, nationalities and backgrounds under one banner. 

The event included activities ranging from an exhibition of cars to live shows, games, conferences and a talk by Fiat Lancia and Abarth Heritage’s CEO, Roberto Giolito.  

“We are delighted with the great success of the third Monaco International Meeting of Fiat 500,” said the event’s director, Massimo Peleson. “This event is not only a tribute to the much-loved car, but also a celebration of unity, art and shared passion. A big thank you to all the participants, the sponsors, but above all to all the fantastic volunteers whose selflessness and heart made this extraordinary day possible.” 


The meet-up ended with a prize-giving ceremony handed out by the Principality’s Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Christophe Robino.  

The award for the oldest model went to Francesco Musumeci with his 500 A Topolino from 1947, a pre-cursor to the Cinquecento, and was handed out by Jade Aureglia, Vice-President of the National Council of the Principality of Monaco.  

Conversely, the youngest owner and driver prize went to Laurie Lovine, and was given by Giulio Alaimo, Italy’s ambassador to the Principality.  

Finally, the car with the most miles on the clock went to Franco Guzzetta, with the prize given by Massimo Peleson, the president of the Club Fiat 500 Monte-Carlo. 

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Photo credits: Olivier Jude and Frédéric Nebinger