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Tipo 33s and Vic Elford at the Targa Florio
« on: August 01, 2011, 06:51:34 PM »
The race footage part-way in is awesome, sliding around the dusty roads.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF_oF-ZMhD0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF_oF-ZMhD0</a>
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Re: Tipo 33s and Vic Elford at the Targa Florio
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 10:06:01 PM »
Thanks for posting this.

This is the bollocks!

Tyre technology certainly has come on since the days of racing on what I assume are cross-plies.

I grew up in NZ, where any kind of drive out of the city becomes a Targa Floria by nature of the roads (in slower motion, admittedly), this is my ideal kind of racing.

I once did a lap of Sicily (Fiat Punto 1.2L), but I didn't know much about the Targa then, so I didn't go out of my way to travel on these roads. We did go into the mountains for a while though, looked very much like this video. 

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Re: Tipo 33s and Vic Elford at the Targa Florio
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 11:09:15 PM »
I've got a copy of the whole DVD called "The Speed Merchants" covering the 1972 season of sports car racing.  Narrated by Vic Elford and Mario Andretti.  Highly recommended.

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Re: Tipo 33s and Vic Elford at the Targa Florio
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 02:42:18 PM »
Cheers Evan, sounds great!

Torben, you are a lucky man to have even got to drive in Sicily!  It has been a dream of mine for many years.  I have been to Monza though, and if there was ever a more evocative place, I'm yet to find it.

I'd like to do a book on Targa events current and historic, re-trace the stages/circuits and kind of build it as a motoring related travel guide.

I'll go back now to my pics of the Targa Florio winning Porsche 908 that ran in the Targa Tassie this year, and dream a while longer.

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Re: Tipo 33s and Vic Elford at the Targa Florio
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011, 08:59:15 PM »
Here's your chance to purchase one of these cracking 33-3TTs. I'd love to buy it but I'm about 500,000 pounds short!

http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm?SaleCode=LF11&CarID=r122#

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