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Targa Florio 20th Century Epic

Fondi, Pino & Gianni Cancellieri

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ISBN 10: 8879112708 / ISBN 13: 9788879112703
Published by Giorgio Nada Editore Srl, Bx-270, 2006
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover. 4to. Giorgio Nada Editore Srl. 2006. 500 pgs. DJ in VG shape with light shelf-wear present to the DJ. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-270; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 500 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 43889

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Title: Targa Florio 20th Century Epic

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore Srl, Bx-270

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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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. Coppa Florio” began in 1905 while Targa Florio” in 1906, at the dawn of motoring civilisation and evolved over the years, hand-in-hand with the ever growing popularity of the car itself. The narrow and tortuous roads of the Sicilian mountains were testimony to the feats of Fiat, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Lancia, Ferrari and Porsche: manufacturers who alternated year after year at the top of the final classification of one of the toughest races in history, a race rich in allure and an ever present peril. On the occasion of the Targa Florio Centenary the book retraces this charming epics thanks to a vivid text and hundred of pictures, many of them unpublished. The work is complemented by a rich appendix (150 pages) reporting the complete results of all the Coppa and Targa Florio editions.

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Gianni Cancellieri is one of the best known Italian motor sport writers. Born in Mantua in 1934, he now lives and works in Milan. He has previously edited a number of the country’s most important motoring and motor sport magazines, among them Autosprint and Ruoteclassiche. Cancellieri has written, contributed to and edited numerous books on Formula One and its drivers.

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