‘Il Ritocco’ (‘touch-up’), a new ‘carrozzeria’ (car body-works) opened up in Via Letizia no. 83 (the road that runs on the opposite side of the Torrente Lima) at Ponte a Serraglio last Saturday.
The two works-partners have taken over from another firm and spruced up the establishment, refitting the paint-shop and the mechanics section.
This should be good news for anyone who has suffered damage to their vehicle through the too-often erratic indicator-free, stop-in the-middle-of the road-to chat-to-an-oncoming-vehicle, tail-gating driving which is often the case on Italian roads.
The body-works were officially opened by BDL’s deputy mayor, Vito Valentino.
A sumptuous buffet was laid on – one of the best I have attended this year
And I met up with old friends.
The fact that Bagni di Lucca has another car body-works repair shop is both good and bad: good because it will give some new jobs to an area which desperately needs them, bad because car-prangs don’t at all appear to be diminishing!
Another good point, however, is that vintage cars can be restored and newer cars resprayed.
So do have a look-in if your car is not quite in perfect working order or if you are not content with its colour…