ADAMI Florence Italy 1901 – 1906


Adami & C
Foundation 1901
Defunct 1906
Fate ceased production
Location Florence, Italy
Industry Automotive
Key people Guido Adami
Products Automobiles

1901 – 1906

Adami & C was founded by Guido Adami in 1901 in Florence, the car brand Adami was originally associated with a repair shop. Adami started as a race driver and became the 1901 winner of the Italien cups and other numerous races. Adami dedicated himself to the design of engines with great success. The company was founded as a limited partnership in late 1899 by engineer Guido Adami, who was the manager and as general partners had Carlo Ginori, Gerino Gerini, Ernesto Corsini, Antonio Civelli, Antonio della Stufa, Piero StrozziCamillo Bondi, Ugobaldo Tonietti and Giorgio Fossi who were practically all the pioneers of motoring in Florence. The company was located in Via degli Artisti 10 where they remained throughout its history.


1900 Adami viewing invitation for the car

In 1901, the manufacturer decided to become their own and produces a single car model that is presented in Turin Motor Show of 1902. The machine was called the Rondine which had a mounted 16 hp engine developed in house by Adami. The construction of the car was very slow because Adami had many difficulties trying to follow all the technical developments of foreign car makers. Once finished, the car and was awarded the Gold Medal by the Presidency of the Show for the most excellent model.

In March 1902 two cars were entered in the Nizza-Abbazia, but the competition was not held due to organizational difficulties. The following year he participated in the Coppa della Consuma where due to unclear reasons failed to reach the finish line.

The company ceased operations in 1906.

Guy Adami

Guy Adami was considered one of the first Italian engineer able to develop a technically sound engine. In the past he was also a talented race driver participating in numerous competitions, among other things, the June 30 1901 won a Padua The Cup of Italy driving a Panhard et Levassor.

A.M. Armino Mezzo Turino Italy


Armino Mezza


1920 A.M. Motocor 7 Hp Source

Moto Cor Vetturetta 2 posti 5.5hp

1920 – 1924

A.M. was founded in 1920 by Armino Mezzo who mainly designed small cars, which are often based on motorcycles and that same year had built and launched their first vehicle, a cyclecar. It was called the Salza, a three-wheeled car, which was given the name “Moto Cor” and Tipo 7 HP in the trade. In 1921 the slightly larger model the 9 HP was added. The production lasted until 1923. Alternatively, there were these vehicles with two-or three-seat body. In 1924, a four-wheeled car was designed under the name of Edita. This had an air-cooled 2-cylinder engine with 1020 cc in conjunction with a three-speed gearbox. This vehicle did not go into production. Do to funds running out this forcing them to shut the doors in 1924.




The Dr. Ing. Gianni Caproni Taliedo in 1940 formed the Società Anonima per azioni called AERO-CAPRONI-TRENTO concerning, as by Statute, “industrial and commercial activities relating to air transport and aeronautical constructions”. Finished the war, for the need to reconvert the statutory purposes, production in August 1950, the Aero-Caproni Trento S.p.A. social object broadened to “mechanical engineering”.Were undertaken new initiatives such as the design and construction of a jet airplane, the “f. 5” and, particularly, the “Roe” motoleggera whose production thrived since 1952. In fact the company already in 1948 it was dedicated to the study and implementation of a motorcycle project; at the establishment of an arc of Aero Caproni, with the inventive contribution of lit Joseph Perini was built the engine, called A50, prototype of what will then the fawn 75. The official presentation of Capriolo 75 took place on the occasion of the XXIX International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan

Anonima Lombarda Cabotaggio Aereo

Anonima Lombarda Cabotaggio Aereo
Legal form
Foundation 1947
Resolution 1949
Seat Milan
Industry Automotive manufacturer
Products Automobile

Anonima Lombarda Cabotaggio Aereo (A.L.C.A) was an Italian automobile manufactured from.

History of the company

The company from Milan in 1947 was a city car at the Geneva Motor Show . Were involved in the construction of this vehicleSocietà di Construzioni Meccaniche e Aeronautiche, Società Lombarda di Navigazioni Aereo and Officine Caproni. A few copies were produced during Aero-Caproni Trento until 1949. The brand name was both FTAA and Volpe.


1947 A.L.C.A. Volpe Aero Caproni, Trento ITALY 125 cc

The only model Volpe (Italian: Fox) was an automobile produced by. Drive an air-cooled twin-cylinder– madetwo-stroke engine, which produced 6 PS from 124 cc displacement (42 mm bore, 45 mmstroke). The engine was mounted in the rear. The gearbox had four gears. With a wheelbase of 150 cm length of the vehicle amounted to 250 cm, the width 102 cm and the vehicle height with hood 106 cm. The self-supporting body without doors provided space for two persons. The maximum design speed was specified at 75 km/h.

1947 A.L.C.A. Volpe Aero Caproni, Trento ITALY achterkant  125 cc


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The Fox was a mini car designed by Gioacchino Colombo and designed by Flaminio Bertoni for Air Cabotage Anonima Lombarda (ALCA).It is considered one of the most famous scams after World War II .


The Fox was presented on 30 March 1947 in Rome by the newly formed Air Cabotage Anonima Lombarda as an economical alternative to the Fiat Topolino. The show saw the participation of comedian Erminio Macario and stirred up a lot of curiosity. The vehicle was discovered (but with hood); the two-cylinder two-stroke engine from 124 CC had 6 HP at 5000 rpm, was mounted in the rear position and would boost up to 75 km/h. Five Fox were entered to the FTAA Mille Miglia in a “turbocharged version” without roof and fastback and integrated headrests.

They were produced less than ten copies, then they learned more anything, let alone of “turbo version” which did not appear at the start of the race car. In 1948 the firm was accused of fraudulent bankruptcy, having already taken money from customers who had ordered the vehicle for a total of about 300 million lire (5,479,520 euros today).

The scam also involved the firm Spanish Gemicar Internacional S.L. Car of Madrid who in 1947 had decided to build a version of the vehicle (Hispano Fox) for the internal market as well as Portugal, Morocco, Latin America and the Spanish colonies. No copy of this version was never produced.

Penguin Fox still exist some specimens in museums or private collections: these are static versions. An FTAA would Fox arrived in the United States in 1951 and it was probably a specimen that had been mounted an engine from other sources.

The Fox was, albeit virtually only on paper, the forerunner of the microcar of the next decade, also called bubble cars.

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