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Pittsburgh Golf Club
5280 Northumberland St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
Each year the Cortile selects a marque or model to highlight for the annual event based upon factors such as historical significance, unique local interest, brand resurgence, etc.
The Macchina of Rivolta have been selected as our 2018 Proiettore Macchina! The Rivolta family has been involved in scooters, motorcycles, sports cars, grand touring cars, as well as yachts and the automotive design house Zagato.
The Rivolta Family founded Iso that was an automobile and motorcycle maker, the product of Iso Autoveicoli S.p.A of Italy. The company was predominantly active from the late 1940s through the early 1970s. Iso are known for the iconic Isetta bubble car, later of BMW fame, if the 1950s, and for a number of powerful performance cars in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Iso Isettta Rivolta
Iso was initially named 'Isothermos' and manufactured refrigeration units before World War II. The company was founded in Genoa in 1939, but was transferred to Bresso in 1942 by Renzo Rivolta, an engineer and the heir of industrialists.
The business was refounded as Iso Autoveicoli S.p.A. in 1953 to reflect the production of motorized transport. Renzo Rivolta died in 1966, and his son, Piero, took over as managing director at the young age of 25.
Together with engineer Giotto Bizzarrini, designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and chassis builder Bertone, Renzo Rivolta began developing permformance cars in the 1960's including the iconic Iso Grifo and which later led to the creation of the Bizzarini 5300 GT.