The Targa Florio is now element of the Italian Rally Championship, but at one particular point in its over 100-year history, it was considered as 1 of the most exciting open-road endurance races in the planet. The race was so iconic that Porsche even named the convertible version of the 911 following it. You may well have heard of the 911 Targa, proper? Sadly, security issues forced organizers to cease staging the race in 1977, but for most Italian racing aficionados, the Targa Florio remains close to their hearts.
Count Ferrari in that group simply because the Italian automaker has continued to spend tribute to the Targa Florio through its annual, three-day pilgrimage to the the mountain roads of the Circuiti delle Madonie near Palermo, Italy.
The 2015 staging of the Ferrari Tribute to the Targa Florio Classic took location from October 14 to October 18, 2015. As expected, Prancing Horse models spanning all eras had been in attendance, most of which took element in the 3-stage race that began in the west from Palermo to the salt marsh, and then back once again to the island’s capital on the roads when trodden by Garibaldi. From there, Ferrari models old and new headed along the iconic historic Targa Florio route, all the way to Parco delle Madonie just before finishing up at Castelbuono.
The event was when once again a enormous accomplishment for Ferrari, and all the Ferrari owners who showed up. As this recap video supplied by the Italian automaker proudly shows, far more than 50 Ferraris participated in the occasion. Models ranging from historic racers like the Ferrari Dinos from the 1970s, all the way to Ferrari’s newest supercar, the 488 GTB.
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