Visit the Cellar!

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: bright folks talking about everything. The Cellar is the original coffeeshop with no coffee and no shop. Founded in 1990, The Cellar is one of the oldest communities on the net. Join us at the table if you like!

 
What's IotD?

The interesting, amazing, or mind-boggling images of our days.

IotD Stuff

ARCHIVES - over 13 years of IotD!
About IotD
RSS2
XML

Permalink Latest Image

Aug 21st, 2017: Extra Time

Recent Images

August 21st, 2017: Another Rejected Princess
Aug 20th, 2017: Jurassic Gliders
Aug 19th, 2017: Airglow
Aug 18th, 2017: Kimís Bicycle
Aug 17th, 2017: Susquehanna Ice Bridge
Aug 15th, 2017: Trailer Park
Aug 14th, 2017: Pollen

The CELLAR Tip Mug
Some folks who have noticed IotD

Neatorama
Worth1000
Mental Floss
Boing Boing
Switched
W3streams
GruntDoc's Blog
No Quarters
Making Light
darrenbarefoot.com
GromBlog
b3ta
Church of the Whale Penis
UniqueDaily.com
Sailor Coruscant
Projectionist

Link to us and we will try to find you after many months!

Common image haunts

Astro Pic of the Day
Earth Sci Pic of the Day
We Make Money Not Art
Spluch
ochevidec.net
Strange New Products
Geisha Asobi Blog
Cute animals blog (in Russian)
20minutos.es
Yahoo Most Emailed

Please avoid copyrighted images (or get permission) when posting!

Advertising

Philadelphia Pawn Shop
The best real estate agent in Montgomery County
The best T.38 Fax provider
Epps Beverages and Beer, Limerick, PA
Sal's Pizza, Elkins Park
Burholme Auto Body, Philadelphia
Coles Tobacco, Pottstown
ERM Auto Service, Glenside
Glenside Collision
Moorehead Catering, Trappe
Salon 153, Bala
Dominicks Auto Body, Phoenixville

   xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Apr 23 12:40 AM

April 23, 2009: Rooftop Racetrack

Yeah, a racetrack on the roof... for cars, real cars.



Quote:
This is the old 5 storey Lingotto building in Lingotto, Turin, Italy. At one time, when owned by Fiat, it was the world's largest car factory.


Quote:
Car production started at ground level and as each car reached another stage of completion, it was moved up another floor until it reached the rooftop, hopefully finished, and ready to be raced around the test track on top of the factory.
I think it was actually a long ramp like a parking garage, that each car climbed as it was assembled, up the 5 storeys to the roof.

Maybe after the spin around the track came the bumper test getting it back down?

link


SPUCK  Thursday Apr 23 06:29 AM

Pea green.. No porta potties right?



capnhowdy  Thursday Apr 23 07:58 AM

The only race track I've ever seen where the infield is not a coveted area.



Gravdigr  Thursday Apr 23 05:07 PM

Sign: "Absolutely no right turn"



lumberjim  Thursday Apr 23 07:41 PM

what it looks like today on google sightseeing.

pretty cool

http://googlesightseeing.com/maps?p=...,7.666534&z=19



lumberjim  Thursday Apr 23 07:45 PM

http://googlesightseeing.com/maps?p=....2195685670262

street view is kewl



SPUCK  Friday Apr 24 05:25 AM

It "Looks" out of business..



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Apr 24 11:51 AM

A comment at the link;

Quote:
About the Lingotto building:
- in the eighties it has been renewed, following a Renzo Piano project (the factory closed down in 1980);
- yes, it now hosts quite an hideous shopping centre, but also a nice auditorium and an art gallery (that rectangular superfetation you can see on the roof, on the left of first pic);
- yes, unfortunately the track is not used anymore;
- and finally yes, the Italian Job was shooted there.



jinx  Friday Apr 24 12:11 PM

Quote:
and finally yes, the Italian Job was shooted there.
Was that the one where they dropped the safe thru the building and into the water below to steal it?


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Apr 25 12:09 AM

Damifino?



ZenGum  Saturday Apr 25 02:54 AM

No, you'll need the original Italian Job with, IIRC, Michael Caine.



Your reply here?

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: a bunch of interesting folks talking about everything. Add your two cents to IotD by joining the Cellar.