Tuesday, May 17, 2016

100th anniversary of the Targa Florio! (Thank you Phil!)

Palermo, 8 May 2016 - “A Targa Florio returned to the beauty of its golden years, seeing all the great car racing drivers together, once again behind the wheel, in many cases in the cars they competed with in days gone by. I want to thank the Alfa Romeo Museum for this and the many collectors that wanted to make their treasures available to us.” This was the comment of the ACI Chairman, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, at the Floriopoli Paddock, on the 100th Targa Florio.

The Mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando also commented on the results of this edition. “It was wonderful to be able to celebrate the relationship between Sicily and the world of cars.” And when speaking of his city which was the start and finish of the Targa Florio Classic, he added “Palermo is not a painting, but a mosaic with stones that can be more or less beautiful, but which together generate great harmony.”





  1. The Green Lotus Mark X you posted about a few weeks ago was designed and built by Lotus for this race. It is the only Mark X that has headlamps in a fixed position on the nose instead of "pop-ups" that stowed under the hood. It also raced with a 2L Connaught Engine chosen for lightweight and the high revs, over the Bristol inline 6 the remaining 5 Mark Xs came with. Of course it is currently undergoing restoration.

    1. Dang... you are a Lotus spring of info! Thanks!