Rally & Racing

One legendary October between the Targa Florio, Goodwood and 1000 Miglia

Photo credit: Goodwood, Jayson Fong, Nick Dungan, Targa Florio

It’s true that hope is one of the most powerful drivers of pleasure. During that dark period at the beginning of the pandemic, many events were hastily rescheduled to what seemed like a distant October. It happened to the 1000 Miglia which we’ll talk about separately, and for other large events such as Goodwood and the Targa Florio. Good thing that the hope of a beautiful future is still safe and sound!

All racing cars, all perfect, the cars of one of the many groupings are enhanced still further by the magical light of the sunset

After cancelling the Festival of Speed and the Revival, Goodwood decided to organize its Speed Week from the 16thto 18th October and gave fans from all over the world the possibility to live stream the races and shows that have always distinguished the Goodwood Motor Circuit.

Many Ferraris present for both the F1 celebrations and the endurance races

Certainly, a great idea and one that shows how the dream, in the hands of a genius like Charles March, can continue to be a reality. It was a compelling melting pot between the past and the present, where the greatest victories in the history of motorsport were celebrated – 70 years of F1 with historic single-seaters on the track, 50 years of Porsche from the first victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in addition to commemorating many races from a forgotten past. Magnificent.

Cooper Revolution: Although the Lotus 16 Climax, still with its front engine is in the lead, it was the Coopers in that year, with their rear-mounted engines and the first victory of Stirling Moss in Argentina in 1958 that ushered in this technological breakthrough to F1

Another famous name from Italy joined Goodwood over the same few days: the Targa Florio. With courage and tenacity, the re-enactment was kept alive, allowing the world to discover the extraordinarily unique beauty and culture of Sicily.

A Jaguar E and an Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA on the winding roads of the famous Circuito delle Madonie, where all the editions valid for the World Sports Championship took place

The Targa Florio, which from 1906 to 1977 saw racing cars battle it out on public roads as it also qualified for the World Sports Championship, was raced over various routes over time and therefore offers a varied itinerary that that also includes the slopes of the spectacular Etna volcano.

The pleasure of a smile: a very welcome increase in the number of female participants in classic car events proves that passion has no gender

Hoping to put this difficult period behind us as soon as possible, we applaud Goodwood and Targa Florio for their determination to keep going.

The Fiat 508C which, regardless of its age, prevailed over everyone else in the general classification of the 2020 edition of the Targa Florio

Adopting all the necessary security measures, they managed to put on two outstanding events dedicated to fans across the world even in this difficult year. Let’s celebrate their efforts with the most beautiful shots of the events selected for you by TCCT.

Against an indisputably Sicilian backdrop, a 1933 Riley represents the platoon of the oldest cars at the start