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Targa Florio

Created in 1906 by the knight Vicenzo Florio, The Targa Florio is the oldest automobile race in the world. It takes place in Sicily. The name comes from the “Targa” trophy received by the winner: a plate (Targa in Italian) engraved by the famous French master glassmaker and jeweler René Lalique.

The circuit layout is the largest in the world: 72...

Created in 1906 by the knight Vicenzo Florio, The Targa Florio is the oldest automobile race in the world. It takes place in Sicily. The name comes from the “Targa” trophy received by the winner: a plate (Targa in Italian) engraved by the famous French master glassmaker and jeweler René Lalique.

The circuit layout is the largest in the world: 72 km per lap. With an average of a turn every 90 meters, more than 1000 turns per lap have to be negotiated!

The road starts from the seaside and quickly plunges into the land of Sicily with climbs, descents and villages crossings. It provides all possible difficulties. While many drivers have never wanted or dared to participate, others are registered their best and hardest victory. Imagine turning with prototypes on public roads! racing cars like the Porsche 908, able to reach 300 km / h stand alongside trucks, pedestrians, cyclists, goat herds or stray dogs! Generally overwhelmed, the security stays alongside the spectators.

Reconnaissance work is tedious and decisive. It must be thorough, noted all the bumps, lines, curves, bridges, and dozens of reconnaissance lap have to be done to head to 72 km. This is more of a rally. Drivers accustomed to circuits must reconcile with the asphalt crumbles. Swung around and “off the road” are common.

However, serious accidents are rare. Miraculously, in 57 editions, only two pilots were killed.

"It is delightfully crazy," says Jacky Ickx about the race, "the atmosphere is fabulous". Indeed, many Sicilian live only for "Targa".

In this particular context, the popular fervor can speak freely. In 1973, it was not the favorite of the tifosis, the legendary Lancia Stratos of Sandro Munari, who wins, but rather the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR driven by Müller and Van Lennep, after a classic race which will see more than half of the competitors abandon. With this victory, it's the experience that speaks : Porsche indeed has specialized very early in this type of racing, on which it relied to build his exceptional sporting achievements.

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Porsche 908/02 Spyder n°266  Winner Targa Florio 1969  Drivers Gerhard Mitter / Udo Schuetz Scale 1/43  Manufacturer Minichamps  Article ID 437692266 Limited edition - 500 pieces individually numbered Resin model

66,63 € 49,96 €
-25%

Porsche 904 GTS n°86 Winner Targa Florio 1964  Drivers Davis / Pucci Scale 1/43 Manufacturer Spark Article ID S3449 Resin model

49,96 €

Duo Porsche 908 Winner Targa Florio:Porsche 908/3 Gulf n°12 Winner Targa Florio 1970   Drivers J. Siffert / B. Redman Article ID 43TF70Porsche 908 Spyder n°266 Winner Targa Florio 1969  Drivers Gerhard Mitter / Udo Schütz Article ID 43TF69Scale 1/43  Manufacturer Spark Resin model

99,92 € 91,63 €
-8%

Porsche 908 Spyder n°266 Winner Targa Florio 1969  Drivers Gerhard Mitter / Udo Schütz Scale 1/43  Manufacturer Spark Article ID 43TF69 Resin model

49,96 €

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Martini n°8  Winner Targa Florio 1973  Drivers Herbert Müller / Gijs van Lennep Scale 1/18  Manufacturer Solido Article ID S1801104 Opening doors

33,29 €

Porsche 908/3 Gulf n°12 Winner Targa Florio 1970   Drivers J. Siffert / B. Redman Scale 1/43  Manufacturer Spark  Article ID 43TF70 Resin model

49,96 €

Porsche 907 2.2 n° 222 finish line  4th Targa Florio 1968 Drivers Hans Hermann / Jochen Neerpasch Scale 1/43 Manufacturer Schuco Article ID 450362300 Limited edition - 150 piecesSignature of Hans Herrmann, 1st driver to win the 24h of Le Mans driving a Porsche The box is in very good condition...

133,29 €

Porsche 908 Spyder n°266 Winner Targa Florio 1969  Scale 1/43  Manufacturer Ebbro  Article ID 729

33,29 € 24,96 €
-25%

Porsche 904 8 Kangaroo n° 182 2nd Targa Florio 1965 Drivers: Gerhard Mitter / Colin Davis Scale: 1/43 Manufacturer: Provence Moulage Article ID: MAP02015508 Resin model

49,96 €

Porsche 718 GTR Coupé n°108 3rd Targa Florio 1962 - Class winner Drivers: Vaccarella / Bonnier Scale: 1/43 Manufacturer: Spark Article ID: MAP02017115 Resin model  

49,96 €

Porsche 356 B 1600 GS Carrera GTL Abarth n°42  Targa Florio 1962 Drivers: H. Herrmann / H. Linge Scale:  1/18  Manufacturer: Minichamps  Article ID: 107626842 Limited edition - 312 pieces individually numbered

199,96 €
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