In 1936 the driver Costantino Magistri won the Targa Florio, which took place in the Small circuit of the Madonie of 72 km to be covered twice. His car was a Lancia Augusta which has survived to the present day and has recently been restored to its original livery. From 16 to 19 December it also retraced the stages of the race in a splendid re-enactment by the Lopresto Collection, which is the current keeper of the specimen.
The tour began in Palermo and touched Cefalù to then reach the Museum of Sicilian Motoring and the Targa Florio of Termini Imerese, the Tribune of Floriopoli, and a series of other places linked to the “Cursa”. Corrado Lopresto also wanted to include a cultural aspect, dedicating part of the commemoration to visiting the famous paintings by Antonello da Messina. At the end of the second day, a concours d’elegance closed the tour with the victory of the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Aprile, also owned by the Lopresto Collection and awarded at Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance and Pebble Beach as well.
On Sunday, the arrival in Nicosia was the real highlight of the event, with the entire town in period costume and style set-ups, which welcomed the parade of cars in a blaze of enthusiasm. And, of course, a conference dedicated to Magistri’s victory could not be missing, with the participation of the driver’s nephew. But that’s not all, because given the success of the event, we will return to Nicosia in 2022 with an even larger and more international event. Always bringing the clock back to the 1930s. For more information: email@example.com