Targa Florio

The Targa Florio was an open road endurance automobile race held in the mountains of Sicily near Palermo. Founded in 1906, it was the oldest sports car racing event, part of the World Sportscar Championship between 1955 and 1973. While the first races consisted of a whole tour of the island, the track length in the race's last decades was limited to the 72 kilometres (45 mi) of the Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie, which was lapped 11 times.

After 1973, it was a national sports car event until it was discontinued in 1977 due to safety concerns. It has since been run as a rallying event, and is part of the Italian Rally Championship.

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Nino Vaccarella - Sports Car Career
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Achille Varzi - Career
... One of his big victories came at the prestigious Targa Florio where he upset the favored Louis Chiron ... Varzi won 6 Grand Prix in 1934 driving the Alfa Romeo P3, at Alessandria, Tripoli, Targa Florio, Penya Rhin at Barcelona, Coppa Ciano and Nice ... Gran Premio del Valentino 1946 Mille Miglia 1934 Monaco Grand Prix 1933 Penya Rhin Grand Prix 1934 Targa Florio 1930, 1934 San Remo Grand Prix 1937 Spanish ...
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