A brief history of the Oldest speed brand in the world
Italy has always been advanced in speed that’s why although many things have changed through the years we still here italian car brands names amongst the best in the world like the famous Ferrari or Bugatti and so on.
But italy wasn’t advanced just on making beautifully engineered cars it was also advanced on creating astonishing and gathering events to see which was the best manufacturer and team.
Before any of the well known car racing events of today watched by millions on tv and online streaming services in Sicily the oldest and most fascinating race was born by the name of Targa Florio.
The race created in 1906 wasn’t just a small event the event was part of the World Sportscar Championship which was one of the major world competitions paired with the most popular of today the Formula One World Championship.
The first decade of the race comprehended a tour of the whole Sicilian island while the other editions were done on the “Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie” (or in sicilian dialect Madunìi the principal mountain ranges of Sicily)
After a few years another idea came to the great founder Mr Vincenzo Florio to extend the competition to two wheels vehicles that became known as “Targa Florio Motociclistica” .