The news of the sentence imposed on Prof Franco Lombardi [see Matters of Moment] who, apparently out of greed, has tried to stain the honour of my old and dear friend, Olivier Gendebien — now regrettably no longer among us — has arrived in Argentina.
I am pleased by the Italian court judgement even though I am sad that Olivier has not lived long enough to see justice done in...
Franco Lombardi writes
May I please correct the errors of fact and impression in the Matters of Moment piece about me in your September issue.
1. I am not lying in an Italian jail as your piece suggests. The sentence was imposed after only a short summary procedure, and is effectively in suspense pending the full hearing of the case on appeal. I have every confidence that the higher court...
The Authenticity of some Italian history cars must be under question after an Italian court jailed Franco Lombardi, a representative of FIVA, which is responsible for authenticating car identities.
Lombardi was jailed for 20 months and fined 12500 for extortion after owner Bernardo Favero taped him demanding $250,000 to authenticate two Ferraris a 375MM Plus (which Motor Sport tested in March)...