The Spearhead of the 100th Targa Florio edition is the Historic Speed Race, an event within the event organized by the AC Palermo and the Automobile Club of Italy to realize a unique appointment with history
A dynamic walkway dedicated to cars that raced in the epic editions of Targa Florio. It will be a step back in time when the sound of great engines will echo again in the Tribunes of Floripoli to fill the road that climbs up to Cerda. Many of the legendary cars will be driven by famous drivers who - in the past years - competed in the speed race of Targa Florio. The legend returns to Sicily for the race edition number 100 conceived by Vincenzo Florio, which debuted on May 6, 1906.
The most admired and most powerful car models of all ages belonging to the most famous brands in the world, designed precisely for this unique race, are back on the Madonie itineraries to celebrate the first edition number 100 for this competition.
Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Chevron, Ferrari, Lancia, Maserati, Mercedes, Osella, Porsche, are some of the car brands that have linked their name to the speed race of the legendary Targa Florio along the Madonie Mountains. A few of those models, will return to roar their engines on those legendary roads, along a stretch of that epic itinerary named "Circuito delle Madonie" which developed in three versions: "Large", "Middle" and "Small" one, always including the famous track Floriopoli - Cerda.
The Tribunes of Cerda, used to house the headquarters of the race and were the seat of the boxes.
On Sunday May 8th , some of the most glorious models of cars will be gathered around the Tribune and act as spectators of the latest versions of the two stages of the Italian Rally Championship and of the Italian Historic Car Rally Championship , as well as of the stages of the other cars involved in the Targa Florio Classic race. At the end of it they will have the opportunity to enjoy the triumph evoked by the blaze of the public that will live a step back in time on those 6 Km where the epic emotions of Targa comes back to present times.
Among the participants Andrea De Adamic, Arturo Merzario, Nino Vaccarella, Helmut Marko, Jean Claude Andruet, Nanni Galli, Carlo Facetti, Sandro Munari, Vic Helford, Toine Hezemans, Jack Icks, Gus Van Lennep and Stirling Moss, drivers who have raced and won the Targa Florio speed race and who have shown great enthusiasm to get back at the wheel along the Madonie itinerary for a dynamic fashion show on the cars with which They have written the history of the motor racing.