Lamborghini Polo Storico is showing the first Countach LP 400 (chassis 001) and an Espada series 3 shell undergoing restoration at the Auto e Moto d’Epoca show in Bologna from October 26 to 29. Polo Storico is Lamborghini’s heritage arm, preserving its archives, working on classic car restoration, organizing collector events, and certifying classic Lamborghinis.
The first car, now in green, was originally painted red, and was thought lost until 2003, when Polo Storico authenticated the car and found it to be the first. The Espada is chassis 8824, dating from 1972, with its final factory testing on September 11 of that year.
The stand is in Hall 32 between the Costituzione and Aldo Moro entrances to Bologna Fiere, exhibition space A16. Opening hours at the show are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and till 7 p.m. on October 27 and 28.
Photographer, artist and designer Paula Sweet had a presentation and book signing for Paula Sweet’s Picture Book of Paris at the Palladian villa in Caldogno, Vicenza. The book features over 400 photos of the City of Lights, inspired by the city’s daily life, and of scenes that aren’t normally picked up by tourists. Maria Lucia Ferraguti provided the commentary, and travel editor Stanley Moss was among those in attendance.
Meanwhile, the K-Wave Festival takes place at the Trusts Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, on November 10, celebrating K-pop, with LeeHi, 10CM, Jey, Odd Eye Circle, and Kard. K-Wave founder Gio Jin says the artists represent the most powerful K-pop gathering ever assembled in the country, following in the footsteps of the successful K-Festival in the city earlier this year. More information can be found at kwavefestival.com.