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  Sicily Palermo Targa Florio Race Pilot Boillot car Peugeot Old Photo Rol 1925  

  • Ref. : M05891
  • Price : €120.00
  • Size (inches) : about 5x7
  • Size (cm) : environ 13x18
  • Date : May 3, 1925
  • Place : Sicily, Palermo, Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie
  • Condition : Silver print, very good condition, small tear on upper center

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Original photo from a news / wire service with original paper caption (unless otherwise stated). These photos were distributed to newspapers to include in their articles. This is a real photo, not a newspaper clipping.

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Sicile Palerme Course Targa Florio Pilote Boillot sur Peugeot ancienne Photo Rol 1925

Vintage Rol Studio Photo.

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,

One of the toughest competitions in Europe, the first Targa Florio covered 3 laps equalling 277 miles (446 km) through multiple hairpin curves on treacherous mountain roads, at heights where severe changes in climate frequently occurred. Alessandro Cagno won the inaugural 1906 race in nine hours, averaging 30 miles per hour (50 km/h).

By the mid-1920s, the Targa Florio had become one of Europe's most important races, as neither the 24 Hours of Le Mans nor the Mille Miglia had been established yet. Grand Prix races were still isolated events, not a series like today's F1.

In 1925, Méo Costantini won on Bugatti type 35.


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Photographer/Credit : Agence ROL
Paris
Negative/Photographer's No. : 100464
Categories: Sports , Road Transportation
Country: Italy
 








 

 







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