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VeloceToday for March 3, 2015

by pete on March 3, 2015

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Delahaye 135M by Guilloré, 1949. Single carburetor, good condition with strong underpinnings;could do with retrimming of seats. Half of the car has been polished up to show how good the paint still is underneath. The Cotal box is in working order. 0nly 3 or 4 estimated to have been bodied in this pontoon shape. 128 000€. Contact Tom Bromehead at: lesalfistes@gmail.com

An Italian rarity: One-off Fiat Osca 1600 GT bodied by Savio in 1964 (one of two). Same owner since the late sixties, recent full restoration including engine rebuild. Correct-spec Osca engine with forged crankshaft and alloy pistons. Price on demand. Contact Tom Bromehead at: lesalfistes@gmail.com

WANTED! Style Auto Many thanks to your readers for the leads! Location unimportant providing you will ship to the UK! I realize a full run is rare, willing to purchase a part/incomplete run of copies. The numbers I need are 3,6,7,11,15,16,18-19,20,29,34-35. Can you help complete the set?
Contact:willgrant@yahoo.co.uk

Rent a Race Car to drive in the 2015 Mille Miglia, Bassano, and other Italian Vintage events! Drive this rare Siata Daina Coupe, an A.C. Ace, or a Colli barchetta or others. This is an opportunity of a lifetime.
Don’t wait, these cars are rented out quickly for 2015!
Contact vack@cox.net for further details.

*$25 Ads for anyone who has something to sell, to giveaway, or to holler about. Ad will be placed above the fold and run for one month. Contact vack@cox.net .

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Fiat Abarth X1/9 Prototipo

by pete on March 3, 2015

Fiat Abarth X1/9 prototipo, chassis 128 AS 0023003.

Story and color photography by Roberto Motta

The Fiat Abarth X1/9 prototipo made a brief, but impressive, appearance in the rally World during the 1970s, but as soon it was competitive, it became the victim of Fiat politics. The history of the Fiat Abarth X1/9 prototipo started at the end of ’73 season, when the Fiat’s Rally Competition department began work on the project that would replace the 124 Abarth Rally. [click to continue…]

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France vs. Italy: Coachbuilders

by pete on March 3, 2015


Story by Gijsbert Paul-Berk

Once a thriving industry in France, by the mid-1950s, French coachbuilders such as Saoutchik, Figoni et Falaschi and Marcel Pourtout had all but disappeared. Yet in Italy, coachbuilders such as Bertone, Pinin Farina and Touring were succeeding beyond their wildest dreams, becoming known the world over as leaders in automotive design. Why was this so? What factors encouraged the coachbuilding industry in Italy, while virtually destroying it in nearby France? Gijsbert Paul Berk reports. [click to continue…]

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Interview with Nino Vaccarella

by pete on March 3, 2015

Young at heart Nino Vaccarella sits behind the wheel of a Type 33 Alfa. Photo by Pete Collins

This article originally was published on May 14, 2003

By Ed McDonough

Nino Vaccarella won the Targa Florio three times, and for this alone he remains a Sicilian hero. And, his name has become virtually synonymous with that great road race, where large painted letters appearing on the roads and walls on the eve of the event proclaimed ‘Vivo Nino’ year after year in the 1960s and 1970s. In 2001 Ed McDonough was fortunate to interview Vaccarella in depth.

The Palermo-born Nino Vaccarella is a relatively rare visitor to race events. But, not only did he show up at the 2001 Goodwood Festival of Speed, he was back behind the wheel of an Alfa Tipo 33, and spent the weekend in the company of those other colorful Italian racers of the period, Arturo Merzario, Sandro Munari and Marco Cajani. Phil Hill made a special point of meeting up with his old Ferrari teammate, and they disappeared into Italian for some while! I had the chance to interview him then, and in November, 2001, spent 5 glorious days in Sicily in the company of Nino, Art, Sandro and Vic Elford. What an experience! [click to continue…]

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Voisin, La différence Review

by pete on March 3, 2015

One of the brilliant photos by Alexis Goure, the 1934 Voisin C 25 'Aérodyne'

Voisin, la différence

Philippe Ladure
Collection : Transports
Published: 17 décembre 2014
EAN : 9782851208248
Nuart : 5955552
Format : 275×320 mm
Text in French and English
320 pages
Hardbound with slipcover
Price : 80.00 € Plus shipping

Order Here

Review by Gijsbert-Paul Berk

Voisin, la différence, is a completely new and superbly produced book that in great detail describes this charismatic man and his remarkable designs. [click to continue…]

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VeloceToday for February 24, 2015

by pete on February 24, 2015

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Delahaye 135M by Guilloré, 1949. Single carburetor, good condition with strong underpinnings;could do with retrimming of seats. Half of the car has been polished up to show how good the paint still is underneath. The Cotal box is in working order. 0nly 3 or 4 estimated to have been bodied in this pontoon shape. 128 000€. Contact Tom Bromehead at: lesalfistes@gmail.com

An Italian rarity: One-off Fiat Osca 1600 GT bodied by Savio in 1964 (one of two). Same owner since the late sixties, recent full restoration including engine rebuild. Correct-spec Osca engine with forged crankshaft and alloy pistons. Price on demand. Contact Tom Bromehead at: lesalfistes@gmail.com

WANTED! Style Auto Many thanks to your readers for the leads! Location unimportant providing you will ship to the UK! I realize a full run is rare, willing to purchase a part/incomplete run of copies. The numbers I need are 3,6,7,11,15,16,18-19,20,29,34-35. Can you help complete the set?
Contact:willgrant@yahoo.co.uk

Rent a Race Car to drive in the 2015 Mille Miglia, Bassano, and other Italian Vintage events! Drive this rare Siata Daina Coupe, an A.C. Ace, or a Colli barchetta or others. This is an opportunity of a lifetime.
Don’t wait, these cars are rented out quickly for 2015!
Contact vack@cox.net for further details.

*$25 Ads for anyone who has something to sell, to giveaway, or to holler about. Ad will be placed above the fold and run for one month. Contact vack@cox.net .

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Story and photos by Robert Little
All images copyright Robert Little

Following the absolutely heart-breaking loss to a Ferrari 312P driven by Sandro Munari and Arturo Merzario by only a mere 17 seconds over the course of nearly 500 miles of the Sicilian countryside in the Targa Florio only weeks before, Ing. Chiti was even more determined to break the domination of the 312Ps and to take on all challengers to the 1972 World Championship for Makes title. [click to continue…]

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Power and Art: Ferrari engines at Cavallino

by pete on February 24, 2015

Testa Rossa, 1958. 12 cyl V60° 3 liter 300 BHP


Photo story by Alessandro Gerelli

Alessandro Gerelli enjoys taking photos of engines…particularly Ferrari engines. So an event like Cavallino is a must-see and for the last five years Alessandro has traveled from his home in Milan to West Palm Beach to cover the traditional Ferrari extravaganza.

A few weeks ago, Alessandro Gerelli submitted his photos of the cars of Cavallino, Ferraris and others.

This week, he submitted the best of his photography on the Ferrari engines at Cavallino Classic 2015. Catching engine shots on so many cars is not easy; on our visit to the event, it was difficult to find any cars with hoods up. [click to continue…]

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Ferrari’s Engine Brochure

February 24, 2015

Alessandro Gerelli’s interesting photo story, Power and Art at Cavallino, turned a light on here at the offices of VeloceToday, and we dug out an old Ferrari brochure from our archives to review and offer for sale.

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Scuderia Brescia Corse Part 4

February 24, 2015

Story by Dino Brunori
Photos courtesy members of Scuderia Brescia Corse
Due to lack of time last week, we could not publish as many photos of today’s Scuderia Brescia Corse cars and owners as we would have desired. Yet the number of events, cars and victories attributed to Scuderia Brescia Corse over the past 21 years [...]

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VeloceToday for February 17, 2015

February 16, 2015

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Delahaye 135M by Guilloré, 1949. Single carburetor, good condition with strong underpinnings;could do with retrimming of seats. Half of the car has been polished up to show how good the paint still is underneath. The Cotal box is in working order. 0nly 3 or 4 estimated to [...]

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Inside the Walls of Autodelta Part 6: At the Targa Florio

February 16, 2015

Story and Photos by Robert Little
Dear Readers: I am pleased to open the door of history a tiny bit wider through the exposition of these images taken about 43 years ago. Please however remember the following:
The images themselves were captured on Kodak color slide film using a fine quality 35mm camera [...]

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