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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Part Of Italian Automotive Heritage In Philadelphia Simeone Museum

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia:

"At one point in time, the Targa Florio, held in Sicily since 1906, was considered the most important road race in Europe. Le Mans, as a sports car race, did not start until 1923, and the Mille Miglia started in 1927. The Targa Florio race, which covered 277 miles throughout undeveloped, tortuous, and sometimes dangerous mountain roads, remained a dominant activity for road racing enthusiasts. Throughout its history, there were a variety of changes in the road course. The race always had the flavor of combining the speed and durability of the sports car itself, with the endurance and particularly cornering skills of the driver. When the FIA World Sports Car Championship was introduced in 1953, the Targa organizers applied for inclusion, which was granted in 1955."