Targa Florio A 20th Century Epic:
The Centenary Official Book
Written by Pino Fondi and edited by Gianni Cancellieri
Pages: 500 – Pictures: over 500 in b/w and in colour – Hardbound with jacket – Size: 10 x 12 ½ x 1 ½ inches
25 x 32 x 4 cms – 6 lbs. 9 oz.
This great book is a genuine milestone in motor sport publishing. Many years ago in Sicily, the legend of the “Coppa Florio” and “Targa Florio” road races became one of the most emotive and prestigious expressions in world motor racing, second only to the mythical Mille Miglia.
The book is impressive for the breadth of its historical approach, the vastness of its statistical documentation, its exceptional wealth of photographic and other illustrations with which it tells the races’ legendary story. This new book not only covers the entire history of the celebrated Targa Florio, which ran from 1906 to 1977, it also tells the story of the Coppa Florio, staged intermittently from 1905 until 1981. Both are mythical races devised, run and transformed into international successes by Vincenzo Florio. The sporting and historical reconstruction of the two race series takes place in this book over 480 pages, which are sumptuously illustrated by over 500 photographs, maps and other visual material – much of it previously unpublished.
Sent personally dedicated and autographed by Vic Elford