Consalvo Sanesi, born in 1911 in Terranuova Bracciolini, near Florence, and died in Milan in 1998 where he had moved as a child with his family. Like many men at Alfa, he lived in Corso Sempione, a few hundred metres from Portello, where he was taken on as a mechanic by Jano, thanks to a […]
The nineteenth century was the century of the steam locomotive and the bicycle, of the frock coat and of formalism; the twentieth century was the century of progress and futurism with a new car that, once goggles and dust-coat were worn, inspired autonomy, independence and freedom. From the slow coaches and stagecoaches, in fact people […]
The Società Anonima Scuderia Ferrari was established at the end of 1929, on occasion of a dinner at the Casa del Fascio offered by the Automobile Club of Bologna in honor of Alfieri Maserati and Baconin Borzacchini, stars of the final race of the season. That cheerful and convivial event was organized to celebrate the […]
The resounding result at the French Grand Prix held in Lyon on 3 August 1924 and won by Giuseppe Campari was only the beginning of the great Alfa Romeo legend. A new triumph awaited the P2s on October 19, in Monza, at the Italian Grand Prix which, although postponed for a month due to a […]
Cerda … once upon a time
The age of Florios in the Sicily of “gattopardi”. A fascinating 100-year-old story of men and engines, those of the Targa Florio.
Sicily and the Targa Florio race, as Giovanni Agnelli remembers it. I have very beautiful memories of Sicily, old and new. Memories of a many places full of light, colors and scents, and refined people; I believe that no one in the world is a gentleman like a Sicilian gentleman; they are special people. And […]
November 23, 1919 only 100 years ago… The devastations and grief of the World War (1915-1918) certainly had not interrupted the feelings and passion that have always coursed through sports enthusiasts all over the world. It was the structure itself of the human soul to impose that after any type of trouble everything must pick […]