- photos, stories etc.
- NEWS - posted March 26, 2011
- From our Sicilian
contributor Carmelo Oliva. Here is a link to a fantastic new
DAYS IN SICILY,
about Targa Florio 1966 and GP1 Syracuse 1966.
- Background on our
Targa Florio coverage
- This page
got its start with the series of photos I got from Ragnar Hartman.
Working as the "Lone Eagle" professional photographer
he scanned some of my Riverside shots and mentioned that he had
gone to the 1969 Targa Florio while in the service stationed
that I was contacted by Carmelo Oliva of Sicily who had additional
shots and assorted material. He was one of what appears to be
a big Targa Florio groupe in Sicily and Italy.
- As the Vintage
Photo page grew with this material and other material I was receiving.....
well here is a full fledged page so if you have Photos, Stories
and other material about the Targa Florio, send it along. In
addition we will include an LINKS section on this page to other
sites that document the Targa Florio. Enjoy!
- 1969 Targa Florio
running 10 laps Piccolo Circuito 720 km
- In getting
some slides scanned, local photographer Ragnar Hartman asked
if I would be interested in some pictures of the 1969 Targa Florio.
He had been stationed in Naples and loved cars and photography
so the Targa Florio was a logical way to get both.
- As background,
this was Round 5 of the 1969 World Championship that started
at Daytona and ended in Round 10 at the Austrian Grand Prix at
Zeltweg. Porsche Racing (Porsche System Engineering) started
the season with the new 908 in several configurations, the Spyder
2 most often used. They finished 1, 2, 3, 4 here. Seven of the
top 10 were Porsches.
Targa Florio Photo Gallery CLICK HERE for Gallery.
is email received from Targa Florio Fan in Sicily. Check out
the youtube links, the videos are fascinating of the 1969 Targa
and others. He also sent 3 shots from the race that will be posted
- Mr. Bill
- My name
is Carmelo Oliva, I live in Palermo (Sicily) - 53 years old (
! ) - I am - as my other friends - very passionate collector
of photos and images of the Targa Florio race in mythic years
50, 60, 70. I have a personal historic archive with film, video,
documents and 5000 photos.
Very beautiful photos of Mr. Ragnar.. Congratulations for your
. American races with a space for a "special"
road race Sicilian
It is my passion "exchange" photos of Targa Florio
race with other collectors.
It is possible to know if your friend Mr. Ragnar archive more
pictures of Targa Florio?
Postscriptum: Go on www.youtube.com, search "Targa
Florio 1969 and
.. Good vision ! ! ! SPETTACOLARE
Go on www.effemodel.it , click on "nonsolotarga"
good vision! ! ! This is a site of my friends. You
can see images of an collectors reunion on Targa Florio in Palermo
If you know american drivers who raced in Targa Florio and not
have images, I can send you photos during the race ... ... (Lancia-Ferrari-Porsche-Cobra-Chaparral-Alfa-Lotus
... ... ...)
I excuse for my language
is not perfect
I send some photos ( from internet ) of a very special road race
! Unique in the world (sin dal lontano 1906!)
- Ciao for
America from Sicily ! ! !
Vintage Photos of
Board link submitted by our Sicilian contributor Carmelo Oliva.
Don't stop at the rather unusual video at first of this bulletin
board. See page 292 of this Bulletin Board for mention of Race
Lounge and some of the photo of Maston Gregory. All courtesy
and Grandstand area at Floriopoli
are shots of this area today and in 1969. To see more information
and how this area looks today see FLORIOPOLI
. This Flickr Gallery contains hundreds of shot from 1907
to today. It includes race photos and shots of Floriopolit of
today. Also check F1 BULLETIN BOARD for additional information.
FLASH July 2009
23, 2009: This land and buildings are now owned by Sicilian Regional
28 2009 a Cultural Association Associazione Culturale
Amici della Targa Florio was founded in Palermo.
aim of Association is to spread knowledge of Targa Florio history.
& founders :
- Presidente: Mr.Beppe Petracca;
- Consigliere: Mr.Armando Floridia;
- Consigliere: Mr.Ernesto Oliva
- Consigliere: Mr.Carmelo Oliva.
( our contributor in Sicily)
- Pit area today
- Pit area 1969
- Grandstand area today
- Grandstand area 1969
Crowd at 1972 Targa Florio
- Where race fans got up close and personal
to watch the race. Safety was not an issue.
- Photo contributed by Carmelo Oliva
as posted on Caradisiac.com - Forum-Auto. More about current
Targa Florio history www.amicidellatargaflorio.com
If you have
a comments or contributions, let us know. Email