Targa Florio 1955 – 1973
By Ed Heuvink
AUTOGRAPHED by VIC ELFORD
Tri-lingual: English, German & Italian
The Targa Florio occupies a unique place in the history of motor sport. It was the sheer challenge of racing in some of the world’s fastest sport cars on the narrow mountain roads of Sicily that has ensured the Targa Florio an honored place in motor racing’s unofficial Hall of Fame.
Famous names such as Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips, Hans Herrmann, Graham Hill, Vic Elford, Brian Redman and Jo Siffert were winners on the Italian island and, for car marques such as Porsche or Ferrari, it was one of the highlights of the season.
In this new large format book from McKlein Publishing, author Ed Heuvink takes the reader back to re-live the post-war action in this amazing race with the help of hundreds of photographs taken from the archives of Bernard Cahier, LAT and McKlein.
In addition to the year-by-year reports from 1955 to 1973 there is an A-to-Z of iconic cars, places, drivers and unique features of the Targa – like the practice on open roads.
All these are presented with unique large-format photographs including many color images going right back to 1955. Informative texts also explain the specialties of the event and some of the old heroes share their memories.
The foreword is by Nino Vaccarella – the ‘Professor’ – a schoolmaster from Palermo who won the Targa Florio on three occasions (1965, 1971 and 1975) and is a true Targa Florio hero.
Sent personally dedicated and autographed by Vic Elford
12” x 12” x 2″ – 400 pages = Hardbound in slipcase cover