In 2016 Targa Florio celebrates its 100th edition. The oldest race in the world reaches 100 editions looking to the future with pride and through an event that is really four: Targa Florio Rally; Targa Florio Historic Rally; Targa Florio Classic and Targa Florio Historic Speed.
An exclusive opportunity to be lived in Sicily from 4 to 8 May.
Targa Florio was born in 1906; on May 6 took place the first edition of the competition that was destined to become the most famous race in the world. Icon of Italy and, above all, Sicily, whose passion, traditions and attachment to its cherished event were spread throughout the world. Targa Florio was born thanks to the enlightened and visionary talent of Vincenzo Florio, an entrepreneurial spirit but also a man of great intelligence and culture who did love his land.
Florio saw far when he said: “What are the cars for if you do not build roads on which they can travel?”.
Since the victory of Alessandro Cagno, a young mechanic from Turin, on a Itala in the first edition, other 98 wins have followed. Targa Florio stopped only because of the world wars. Then its glorious path has never known a break. Now it is about to celebrate 100 editions, always ready to look to the future with enthusiasm and relying on the strong basis of its past. The only thing that remains unchanged is the deep passion of its people. This passion expresses and shares the values of Sicily and it is felt to an event that reveals colors, smells, flavors, traditions and history of a land where hospitality is a cult.