Targa Florio: a look at Golden Age of motor racing

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Targa Florio: a look at Golden Age of motor racing

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a brief history: ttps://youtu.be/c0GO80A-sVI
First, 1906 :https://youtu.be/LcSVd9riRnw
1926 Bugatti:https://youtu.be/GYBiDqkGRGM
1930:https://youtu.be/zcQeTojDFMk
1950s:https://youtu.be/13kR_arL36k
Porsche files:https://youtu.be/oE3ym95ABt8
https://youtu.be/9eluW_xgo_s
Amarcord Vaccarella and his Ferrari and Alfa: https://youtu.be/CVy9wRGtAMA
Chaparral, first race car mounting a Wing, I sow :https://youtu.be/ig--MOms4iU

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A great collection of videos, thank you for putting them up.
I can remember reading a book as a child about the Mille Miglia, I think, where Ascari or Nuvolari had to stop for a 'leak' otherwise there was a big risk of damaging the bladder!

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Dear friend, I imagine you are Italian. The majority of the members of this forum perhaps had not even been born when they ran Targa Florio and for them it means nothing. Porsche called "Targa" a car model to remind to the world of its victories in that race. Raced there all of them were champions of the past,Nuvolari, Varzi, including Stirling Moss (Aston Martin?), Rodriguez brothers, Vic Elford, Rolf Stommelen, Bandini, Scarfiotti,Ickx, Phil Hill etc. I also want to post footage of young British pilots from England who took their car to a cart to participate in this fabulous race.
The lap (72 km, plus 900 turns) record of the Targa Florio (33 minutes and 41 seconds) is still held by Helmut Marko.
See also Daniel Ricciardo, on old Alfa Romeo 33, who wanted to experience the thrill of driving on the streets of the "Targa"
Spero che vi piacciano!!

https://youtu.be/3rb0oMBojZY
https://youtu.be/qw3h8jbHuJU
https://youtu.be/UgQY36ABPx4
https://youtu.be/5SV1nJvUq60
https://youtu.be/YkDp2oitf24

Daniel Ricciardo! https://youtu.be/6jbpYpbWOIc

for Spanish-speaking friends https://youtu.be/MMa1f9U-jhU

For English friends: https://youtu.be/2BT3RPGu2P8

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For those who don't speak Italian I have a 41 minute video covering the 1965 "Mountain Legend" or a trimmed down 17 minute version if anyone wants.
To achieve anything, you must be prepared to dabble on the boundary of disaster.”
Sir Stirling Moss

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strad wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:24 pm
For those who don't speak Italian I have a 41 minute video covering the 1965 "Mountain Legend" or a trimmed down 17 minute version if anyone wants.
I am keen Strad, how do we go about it?

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g70 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Dear friend, I imagine you are Italian. The majority of the members of this forum perhaps had not even been born when they ran Targa Florio and for them it means nothing. Porsche called "Targa" a car model to remind to the world of its victories in that race. Raced there all of them were champions of the past,Nuvolari, Varzi, including Stirling Moss (Aston Martin?), Rodriguez brothers, Vic Elford, Rolf Stommelen, Bandini, Scarfiotti,Ickx, Phil Hill etc. I also want to post footage of young British pilots from England who took their car to a cart to participate in this fabulous race.
The lap (72 km, plus 900 turns) record of the Targa Florio (33 minutes and 41 seconds) is still held by Helmut Marko.
See also Daniel Ricciardo, on old Alfa Romeo 33, who wanted to experience the thrill of driving on the streets of the "Targa"
Spero che vi piacciano!!

https://youtu.be/3rb0oMBojZY
https://youtu.be/qw3h8jbHuJU
https://youtu.be/UgQY36ABPx4
https://youtu.be/5SV1nJvUq60
https://youtu.be/YkDp2oitf24

Daniel Ricciardo! https://youtu.be/6jbpYpbWOIc

for Spanish-speaking friends https://youtu.be/MMa1f9U-jhU

For English friends: https://youtu.be/2BT3RPGu2P8
No, Australian , but love things that go fast :D

And thank you for these youtube links.

Great to see Daniel Ricciardio driving the T33 (was it?)
I have tried to get more interest in the drivers side of things in this forum, but not much interest, unfortunately.

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Well I need to know if you want the 41 minute version at 677Mb or the 17 minute 457 Mb version and I'll post the link here.
To achieve anything, you must be prepared to dabble on the boundary of disaster.”
Sir Stirling Moss

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strad wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:04 am
Well I need to know if you want the 41 minute version at 677Mb or the 17 minute 457 Mb version and I'll post the link here.
OK, the 41 minute version.
Thank you very much.

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"Great to see Daniel Ricciardio driving the T33 (was it?)"
yes. It was the Helmut Marko's record car.

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g70 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:13 am
"Great to see Daniel Ricciardio driving the T33 (was it?)"
yes. It was the Helmut Marko's record car.
Thanks again g70.
It would be good to post the link if you have any others .

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To achieve anything, you must be prepared to dabble on the boundary of disaster.”
Sir Stirling Moss

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Thank you.

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No sweat. :wink:
To achieve anything, you must be prepared to dabble on the boundary of disaster.”
Sir Stirling Moss

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Scrutineering ! 90 miles a set of tyres ! No seat belts ! F1 drivers (G. Hill)
what a great video and only the first 10 minutes :D

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11 minute mark - "Timo demonstrates his particular recipe for saving the tyres....keep 'em airborne"