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We participated at the Targa Florio September 2011

We participated in the first TargaFlorio last September 2011. Together with good friend Stefano we participated in a superb Lancia Astura Cabriolet Stabilimenti Farina 1938. Although the Astura is more a concours event car than a rally car we were glad to have such an exclusive car (4 produced!). The cars ranged from a Lancia Fulvia to an Alfa GTV to Porsche to Ferrari 250 GT. The MAC organisation started this new event and we were glad to be at this first edition. The right crowd and no crowding is what describes this great Tourrally and ofcourse the sun, a wonderful Island with fabulous and bad roads, great Hotels, wonderful food and a great atmosphere....

Knowing most interesting parts of Italy, it was a first time for me in Sicily. The temperature was around 30 degrees (late September.. hmm.). The days started early with a swim in the pool or sea and finished late on terraces overlooking the sea or towns.

The Lancia had its maiden run after being restored some 15 years before.. She started to behave really nice after the first few hundred kilometers. We even encountered snow on the cold Etna. What a scenery! I remember driving down on mount Etna, in the dark and the lights fell out. There was nearly no traffic and i used my iphone flashlight when we encountered a car! At 21.00 hrs we found a garage where we checked the problem and found it just to be the battery which was finished! After a nice chat and a cigar we continued back to the hotel on the beach.


This Daytona Comp rep. took off its regular exhausts on the last day and the sound was just excellent. Every alarm went off when passing parked cars in Palermo. If you are looking for a very difficult rally than this is not it. In Italy they like regularity with computerdevices, which actually is a nice sport if you get the hang of it! If you enjoy people with nice cars, nice scenery, good food and hotels and nice roads, this is a great rally! We enjoyed it so much we hope to do it again in 2012!

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