Classic Targa Florio – Sicily
From October 15 to 18, 2020, a road race between historic cars created in 1906
From October 15 to 18, 2020, the 104th edition of Classic Targa Florio takes place in Sicily, one of the oldest car races in the world, created in 1906 by Vincenzo Florio, a wines and Marsala wines entrepreneur, but also passionate about cars and speed.
Those in Sicily can have the opportunity to see the drivers and their historic cars whizzing along the Sicilian roads between the sea and the mountains.
Currently, 100 crews have signed up and the oldest car is a 1929 Lancia Lambda,
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Among the car companies represented: Ferrari, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Mercedes, Jaguar, Austin Haley, Maserati, Bentley…
On Thursday October 15th the crews arrive in Palermo which hosts all the arrival and departure ceremonies on race days.
On Friday October 16th, at the official start of the “Cursa”, the historic cars leave for Marsala and Campobello di Mazara on the Saline road, to return to Palermo retracing not only the history of motoring, but that of Italy following part of the itinerary that belonged to Garibaldi.
In Marsala, pit stop and lunch in the historic Florio Cellars, whose race was named after, offering guided tours and tastings all year long.
The locations reached on the first day will be, among others, Monreale, Altofonte, Partinico, Castellamare del Golfo, Valderice, Trapani, Marsala, Campobello di Mazara, Mazara del Vallo, Castelvetrano, Partanna and Calatafimi.
On Saturday October 17th, racers retrace the Madonie Circuit, on the Sicilian Apennines dominating the magnificent Sicilian Sea. They cross the stands of Floriopoli, along the roads between Caltavulturo, Polizzi Gerosa, Collesano and Campofelice di Roccella; a vivid memory of when the competition, in its early days, represented a race of pure speed.
On Sunday October 18th, last day, in Palermo takes place the award ceremony. Before the award ceremony, the competitors can face each other on the Circuito della Favorita.