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VeloceToday for February 24, 2015

by pete on February 24, 2015

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SOLD IN SIXTY SECONDS Caratteristiche tecniche dei motori Ferrari realizzati dal 1946 al 1985. ARBE Modena N. 359/85, good to excellent condition, 12 by 8.75 inches, 44 pages, full tech sheet foldout. $300. Click on pic for more details.
Contact me at vack@cox.net

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

by pete on 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. [click to continue…]

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Scuderia Brescia Corse Part 4

by pete on February 24, 2015

Bruno Ferrari with son Carlo, winners of the 2009 Mille Miglia with a Bugatti T35A.


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 deserves a closer look. So here are more significant cars from the team, entered in the most beautiful and evocative events in Italy, if not the world. [click to continue…]

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VeloceToday for February 17, 2015

by pete on 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 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

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 for the period. However, the pictures cannot be compared with the resolution quality found with today’s photographic equipment.

Secondly I hope you understand that as a worker for Ing. Chiti I had almost no opportunity to take photographs while “on duty” so many of the photographic opportunities during the many races I attended were lost to the fact that I was there to serve and not to photograph. My number of interesting images was restricted by this commitment. I hope you will enjoy the images I was able to capture and seek the true ‘atmospheric’ shots where they are to be found in commercially available books and magazines on the subject. [click to continue…]

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Scuderia Brescia Corse Part 3: Rebirth

by pete on February 16, 2015

1973 Ferrari Daytona driven by Scuderia Brescia Corse President Ugo Beretta in the Varano circuit during the Mille Miglia Tribute in 2009. He won it.

Story by Dino Brunori

As we have seen in Part 2, Read Part 2 Scuderia Brescia Corse seemed to have died, but, as we mentioned, fire was smoldering in the ashes. One day in the spring of 1994 Dr. Belponer received a phone call from his first vice president, Ugo Gussalli Beretta. A group of friends who were active in historic racing had gathered around Beretta, who explained to Belponer the desire of these friends to revive the never-forgotten name of Scuderia Brescia Corse. Belponer was surprised and delighted of this request and gave his approval, leaving the name in the hands of these new/old friends, happy to see his badge up on the shields again until his death at 83, in 2009. [click to continue…]

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A Look at the Ferrari 488 GTB

February 16, 2015

By Wallace Wyss
Photos courtesy Ferrari Media
It’s hard to believe that the 458 Italia, which seems so new to me, is already the “old model” and Ferrari is replacing it with a new model called the 488 GTB, essentially the Italia with many improvements and a turbocharged engine. They promise that the new [...]

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La Cagliari-Sassari-Cagliari, Trofeo della Reggione Sarda 1951-1956

February 16, 2015

Review by Thomas Bromehead
Photos are all from the personal archive of Nello Alfano
La Cagliari-Sassari-Cagliari, Trofeo della Reggione Sarda 1951-1956
367 pages, 137 B&W historical photos, 39 from later revival events
Text in Italian
Serra Editore of 36 Via Santa Maria Chiaria, 09134 Cagliari-Pirri, Italy. 2010
Order from: Circolo Sardo Auto Moto d’Epoca SCQ, 8 Piazza Is Maglias, 09122 Cagliari; [...]

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A VeloceToday Speciale Edition for February 13, 2015

February 12, 2015

Four Guys at Retro did a tremendous job for us despite the cold, crowds, deadlines and bad travel weather. We thank Alessandro Gerelli from Milan, who covered the Italian makes, Hugues Vanhoolandt from Belgium, who snapped the French cars, Jonathan Sharp from the U.K. who made art of art, and from the south [...]

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Four Guys at Retro: Vanhoolandt and the French

February 12, 2015

Story and photos by Hugues Vanhoolandt
Click on pics to enlarge
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Retromobile show in Paris. Over the years it became a must-see event that starts the classic car season on the European continent and it continues to grow in size and quality. The sale of the well-publicized [...]

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