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.
100 Years of Car Racing Images and videos of the Alfa Romeo legend An extraordinary event to remember the 100th anniversary of one of the oldest and most illustrious car races, created in 1906 and interrupted during the two world war periods. A probably unrepeatable event not so much for the presence of rare and […]
Great celebrations in Sicily for the 90th anniversary of the Targa Florio in May 1996. The Automobile Club of Palermo, at that time chaired by Tullio Laurìa, organized for the occasion a historical re-enactment of the mythical Sicilian race on those same hairpin bends of the Madonie that saw 10 times the stunning success of […]