Fiat Chrysler Launches In-House Classic Car Restoration Program

Fiat Chrysler has announced a new program, “Reloaded by Creators,” aimed at restoring and selling classic cars from their historic roster. Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and Abarth are among the brands included. And a certificate of authenticity will be issued to cars completed through the program. All money raised from sales goes to scouting and securing more classic cars. Five are on sale now, …

Painting the Vatican’s Cortile del Belvedere in Milk

Mixed with both slaked lime and natural pigments (in fact, the original cream color used in the 1500s), milk from the Pope’s cows—raised at the papal summer residence, Castel Gandolfo—is being used to paint the Vatican’s Belvedere Castle. This is a centuries-old technique that also happens to align with Pope Francis’ emphasis on environmental protection. To learn more about the process and even the Vatican’s …

Cool Hunting Video: Mercedes Motoring

A garage full of stunning iconic German autos hidden in the back streets of Glendale, CA

Cruising around with Mercedes Motoring owner J.G. Francis, we learned plenty about preserved Mercedes-Benzes. With a strong passion for the brand, Francis and his team search the country for vintage Mercedes-Benzes from the ’60s to ’80s, and then bring them to his Glendale, CA shop to preserve (rather than fully restore) these unaltered beauties. A true purist in his field, Francis uses the car’s original …