Coppa D’Oro Delle Dolomiti, August 29th-September 1st 2013
Giuliano Canè is an Italian driver who has won many historical Mille Miglia and seven editions of the Coppa d’Oro. In an interview with a local newspaper, he said that the Coppa d’Oro in the 90s was at the same level as the Mille Miglia in terms of number of participants and even more qualified for drivers and cars. I remember in late 80s, I saw a man whose name is Mauro Forghieri changing the plugs of a Testarossa: what a dream!
Unfortunately, due to the Italian problems (see the comments by Brandes Elitch on the Concorso Italiano event of a couple of weeks ago) this event has declined significantly.
A new organization has been set up, but even this year the number and quality of the cars was rather poor: only less than 70 participants; no Ferraris, one Maserati, no French cars, one Osca, one Abarth, one Ermini, a couple of old Aston Martins, Alfas and Fiats.
In any case the environment is always unbelievable, weather was very good, the itinerary interesting with a new nightly stop in Bolzano (Bozen) instead returning back to Cortina as usual.
The winner was the aforementioned Giuliano Canè, who is always the best, together with his wife Lucia Galliani, in their Lancia Aprilia of 1938.
Arriving in Cortina…