Monte Pellegrino Historic 2016
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The event named “Grandi corse di Sicilia - L’ultima vittoria di Nuvolari (Monte Pellegrino Historic 2016)” was organized by Associazione Siracusana Automotoveicoli Storici, ASD Sc. Montepellegrino ASD and by Associazione Italiana Cultura Sport regione Sicilia with the collaboration of the Motor Village FCA Palermo.The Organizing Committee undertook to obtain the necessary authorizations from the administrative authorities and to fulfill the requirements dictated by them. II. The Organizing Committee organized an event automobile for historic cars, not competitive, named Grandi corse di Sicilia - L’ultima vittoria di Nuvolari (Monte Pellegrino Historic 2016)”. The event was included in the calendar as ASI Concours d’elegance dynamique, only members with ASI membership card valid and car homologated ASI or FIVA, could participate the awarding of prizes related to the historical-sports, restoration and conservation, as by regulation. The event was open to members ASI, Associazione Siracusana Automotoveicoli Storici, ASD Sc. Montepellegrino ASD, Associazione Italiana Cultura Sport and Registro Fiat Italiano.The purpose of the event was to gather in Palermo the competition cars built from the origins until 1976 that have become protagonists in motor sport performing the parades along the route of the Hillclimb of Mount Pellegrino (from Palermo to the Sanctuary), inside the Parco della Favorita in Palermo and within the Autodromo Pergusa (Enna). The event took place on April 21 to 24 . III. The routes of parades, for all the participants, were: - the hillclimb to Monte Pellegrino (about 8 Km.), from Palermo (about 700 mt. after the crossroad between via P.Bonanno and via Cardinal M.Rampolla) to the square outside the Sanuario of Monte Pellegrino, that climb was the seat of the race “Salita del Mount Pellegrino from 1908 to the late 80s; - the Parco della Favorita in Palermo, (about 5 km), along the two main avenues Ercole and Diana, inside which from 1937 to 1940 there was the Targa Florio; - the Autodromo Pergusa 4 Km. from 1958 home of international motor sporting events. All routes were in the days and hours of the event closed to ordinary traffic, in order to ensure maximum security for the event, for the participants and for the public. The event was at the discretion of the Organizing Committee, for 150 racing cars and sports produced until 1976 have become protagonists in motorsport. Were considered and also allowed vehicles built after this period only if a high cultural interest and collectible. Only the cars with approval ASI competed the awarding of prizes related to the historical-sports, restoration and conservation, as regulation of Concours of elegance dynamic. The cars were divided at the discretion of the Organizing Committee in four groups according to the typology, degree of preparation and the historic period: A Classic cars no competition, B - Tourism and Gran Tourism no competition, C - Tourism and Gran Tourism Competition racing, S - Sports Prototypes and Formulas.
Second year invited by the organizators of Monte Pellegrino Historic I’m now requested to present it to you through my camera that are exclusively my own work with the amateur means I possess.
This year’s coverage is also enriched from the contestant’s position making my presentation more complete. The experiences gained are unique, as apart from the great names honored this year like G.Tonti, S.Munari, D.Audetto, N.Vaccarella, Ciccio etc.the outstanding crew with their rare cars also gave a quality touch at the event. Not only is Monte Pellegrino Historic about cars, but the schedule also included a trip to Palermo attractions, which are of unique beauty, and this creates an atmosphere of cultural interest for the guests. Gastronomy is one more of the important positive aspects of the event and what makes the enjoyment complete. The hospitality at the venue of Motor Village Palermo was perfect, as always, and it also reserved a significant success, the first presentation of FIAT’s new model, Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth which impressed the audience!
Special thanks to all staff of the organization of MPH 2016 and personally to my brother Daniele Spataro, the president of Enzo Manzo and Paolo Romano boss of Motor Village Palermo also the growing list of good quality friends that I gain every time I get to this beautiful place of southern Italy.
Starting grid at MPH 2016
150 special classics in perfect condition participate at MPH 2016, this is just a small preview for what you can expect when you interested to participate in a classic rally- event like this one! Very rare classics from the start of automotive,special classics from the golden era,sport prototypes & formulas,compose an unlikely holding list of this unique event in Sicily,it is very difficult to vote for the most beautiful,depends mainly from your influences!
Gastronomy at MPH 2016
Quality food is one of the most important things when you have interest for a good classic car event to participate,here at Monte Pellegrino Historic you can taste the mediterranean cuisine,specially the Sicilian!
Sicilian cuisine shows traces of all the cultures which established themselves on the island of Sicily over the last two millennia.Although its cuisine has a lot in common with Italian cuisine, Sicilian food also has Greek, Spanish, French andArab influences.
The Sicilian cook Mithaecus, born during 5th century BC, is credited with having brought knowledge of Sicilian gastronomy to Greece: his cookbook was the first in Greek, therefore he was the earliest cookbook author in any language whose name is known.Starters.The starters (called antipasti) are an important aspect of Sicilian cuisine. Common Sicilian starters include caponata and gatò di patate (a kind of potato and cheese pie).
Maccu is a Sicilian soup and foodstuff prepared with fava beans as a primary ingredient.It is a peasant food and staple food that dates back to ancient history.Maccu di San Giuseppe (English: maccu of St. Joseph) is a traditional Sicilian dish that consists of various ingredients and maccu.The dish may be prepared on Saint Joseph's Day in Sicily, to clear out pantries and allow room for the spring's new crops of vegetables.
Pasta in the West may first have been worked to long, thin forms in Sicily around the 12th century, as the Tabula Rogeriana of Muhammad al-Idrisi attested, reporting some traditions about the Sicilian kingdom. Spaghetti ai ricci (spaghetti prepared with sea urchin) Pasta con le sarde (with sardines) and Pasta alla Norma (a specialty originated in Catania) are the most popular pasta dishes typically Sicilian. Manicotti is another common dish.
After the pasta in the typical Sicilian menu is served a second dishes (secondi) or main dish that could be indifferently meat or fish based. Main dishes based on marine products are couscous al pesce (Trapani) and Pesce spada alla ghiotta (Swordfish).
Desserts and sweets
See also: List of Italian desserts and List of Italian dishes – Desserts and pastrySweets are another specialty; examples include: frutta martorana, pignolata, buccellato, cannoli, granita, and cassata siciliana and the Crocetta of Caltanissetta sweet disappeared and rediscovered in 2014.
Tour of the city's tourist attractions
Located on the northern coast of Sicily, Arab-Norman Palermo includes a series of nine civil and religious structures dating from the era of the Norman kingdom of Sicily (1130-1194): two palaces, three churches, a cathedral, a bridge, as well as the cathedrals of Cefalú and Monreale. Collectively, they are an example of a social-cultural syncretism between Western, Islamic and Byzantine cultures on the island which gave rise to new concepts of space, structure and decoration. They also bear testimony to the fruitful coexistence of people of different origins and religions (Muslim, Byzantine, Latin, Jewish, Lombard and French).
Italy confirms itself on top of the world’s list, with 51 sites that are part of the prestigious "World Heritage List by Unesco", followed by China with 48 sites and Spain with 44 sites.The circuit includes nine monuments, seven of which only in the city of Palermo: the buildings, both civil and religious, date from the time of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily (1130-1194).The Royal Palace with the Palatine Chapel (Palermo),The church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti (Palermo),The church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, called “della Martoriana” (Palermo),The church of San Cataldo (Palermo),The “Palazzo della Zisa” (Palermo),Admiral's Bridge (Palermo),The Cathedral of Palermo (Palermo),Cefalù Cathedral (Cefalù ) Monreale Cathedral (Monreale).
'Serata d' Onore" Palazzo Mazzarino
Under the auspices of ASI became the official presentation of Monte Pellegrino Historic 2016 with the guests of honor of this event in a very emotional atmosphere,the dinner was amazing with live classical music and inimitable Italian elegant style.Giovanni Tonti,Sandro Munari,Nino Vaccarella,Daniele Audetto,Francesco Liberto "Ciccio" they were the faces of the evening!
Motor Village Party-Dinner
Τhe Motor Village Palermo formed a pretty setting for dinner and the first presentation of Nuova FIAT 124 Spider elaborazione Abarth,this was the very first presentation of the new car except auto expos all over the world,another one success for the MVP and boss Paolo Romano coming few days after with presentation of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio!
The Autodromo di Pergusa is an automobile and motorcycle circuit that encircles the only Sicilian natural lake, Pergusa Lake. The circuit is also known as Enna-Pergusa, as the lake is located near the city of Enna,length 4.950 km (3.076 mi).
The Autodromo di Pergusa, or Enna-Pergusa as it is known to many, is Sicily's most prominent track, a once high-speed blast around a natural lake that is now punctuated with numerous chicanes. Famous for its sometimes laid-back attitude to organisation, the track has recently endured a number of years in the wilderness but is now regaining its place on racing calendars.
The circuit was built by the local municipality in 1951, using access roads around the lake. In its earliest form it was a high-stakes, flat out affair; effectively a modified oval with the added hazard of a trip into the snake-filled lake if it all went wrong. A rudimentary pit area backed directly onto the lake, which formed an ever-present backdrop to proceedings – and thanks to the area's sulphur deposits, occasionally filled the nostrils with a unique aroma!
Racing did not really get into its stride until the 1960s, when the non-championship Mediterranean Grand Prix was staged for Formula One machinery. Ferrari factory entries helped swell the crowds and saw victories for Lorenzo Bandini in 1962 and John Surtees the following year, before Jo Siffert took a pair of wins for BRM. In 1967 the event switched to Formula 2 rules and would remain a fixture on the European Championship for many years.
With speeds getting ever higher, the decision was take to add the first of several chicanes in 1970, the Proserpina Chicane brought the lap length to just over three miles for the first time. In another significant change, a new pit and paddock complex was built at the northern end of the circuit and the start/finish line moved accordingly. Temporary pit structures were used for a number of years before permanent concrete buildings were installed.
A second chicane complex was added in 1971 to slow cars ahead of the new start/finish, while the fast sweeper at the beginning of the lap served for a few more years until it too succumbed in 1976 to a chicane section. What was once a flat-out blast was now a low downforce sprint between stop-start corners, were braking and traction were as much at a premium as straightline speed.
The World Sportscar Championship (for Group 6 cars) became a regular visitor in the second half of the 1970s, with popular home victories for the Alfa Romeo team in 1975 and '77. The circuit also saw victory for Lella Lombardi, who notably became the first female winner of an FIA-sanctioned World Championship race, alongside co-driver Enrico Grimaldi.
When Formula 2 was replaced by F3000 in 1985, Enna was duly incorporated onto the calendar. There was something of a holiday feel about the place, helped by the usually sweltering temperatures and the surroundings (the circuit and lake are part of a nature reserve). For the drivers it may not have been the most enthralling circuit but it was at least different.
The standards of organisation often left a lot to be desired, however. In 1988, Michelle Trollé rolled his Lola and was somewhat surprised to find the marshals hitching his car immediately to a tow truck to pull it back onto its wheels, with the hapless Frenchman still inside and gesticulating wildly. Thankfully he had not suffered any injuries which could be exacerbated by the hasty recovery.
Hasty was the exact opposite of what happened to Rubens Barrichello in 1992. After suffering brake failure at the exit of the first chicane, he spun off backwards into the gravel trap, only to find a truck attempting to extricate the earlier crashed car of Giuseppe Bugatti's from the tyre wall. Barrichello struck the front wheel of the truck with enough force to split his helmet in two, necessitating a trip to hospital. Sadly, the ambulance he was travelling in was itself involved in a collision en route, meaning that the Brazilian had the dubious honour of being checked over by medics at a nearby police station...
Sometimes even nature itself seemed to be attempting to subvert the racing action. During the F3000 race meeting in 1996, there was – quite literally – a plague of baby frogs, which invaded in their thousands from the lake. Pit crews, officials and journalists in the pit lane found it almost impossible to move without squelching a frog underfoot and out on the track it was no better, with some rather flat-looking creatures covering the chicane kerbing. Eventually they abated, leaving the pit crews with the unenviable task of cleaning out the cars of dead amphibians...
Perhaps it was these organisational – and natural – shortcomings which eventually saw F3000 move elsewhere for the final year of the series, though not before one further chicane had been added in 1995 to slow cars through the Curvone. With little room on either side of the track and the whole area being protected due to the nature reserve, the resulting chicane was clumsy and narrow, lined with stacks of tyres to prevent drivers cutting the kerbs. It would inevitably prove a frequent spot for drama.
Concours d' Elegance dynamic
The remarkable classic cars had the opportunity to compete with each other by participants themselves of the event,privet at the premises of Motor Village Palermo.
Awarding ceremony Villa De Cordova
Inside the beautiful environment of the Villa De Cordova became the award ceremony of Monte Pellegrino Historic 2016.
The Villa, built in the early 1700s by the Marquis Brancaccio, in the early twentieth century became the private property of De Cordova,Marquis of the Tournament.
Awarded the guest of honor and the best entries in its categoryThe atmosphere was festive and touching,all the attendants to exclaim "goodbye",to be more precise they called...alla prossima!
Monte Pellegrino Historic 2016
This is the list of participants!
0 FIAT GIANNINI 500,1 FORD MODEL T,3 FIAT 1600 CABRIOLET,4 LANCIA AUGUSTA,5 MG TC,6 FIAT 1100/103 TV,7 FIAT BALILLA COPPA D'ORO
8 FIAT 1100 103 TV,9 FIAT 1100 103 TV,10 FIAT 1100/103 TV,11 ABARTH CISITALIA 205 VIGNALE,12 JAGUAR XK 120 OTS,14 ALFA ROMEO 1900 S
15 LANCIA AURELIA B20,16 LANCIA AURELIA B20 COMPETIZIONE,18 LANCIA AURELIA B20,19 LANCIA AURELIA B20,20 LANCIA AURELIA B20
22 FIAT 500 SPORT TETTO CHIUSO,24 AUSTIN HEALEY,25 AUSTIN HEALEY MACO SPORT,26 TRIUMPH TR3A,27 TRIUMPH TR3A,28 TRIUMPH TR3A,29 MG A,30 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA TI,31 A.ROMEO GIULIETTA SPIDER,32 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT GTC,33 ALFA ROMEO 1750
34 PORSCHE 356 C,35 PORSCHE 356,36 LANCIA FLAVIA ZAGATO,37 JAGUAR E TYPE,38 LANCIA FULVIA SPORT ZAGATO 1,6,39 TRIUMPH TR5 PI
40 MGB GT,41 MORGAN SEASTER 4/4 COMPETITION,42 MORRIS MINI COOPER S MK1,43 INNOCENTI MINI COOPER 1,3,44 INNOCENTI MINI COOPER 1,3,46 INNOCENTI MINI COOPER 1,3,48 MINI MARCOS,49 A112 GILIBERTI SPECIAL,50 FIAT 127 ABARTH (REPLICA),51 ASA 1000 GT
52 A.ROMEO GIULIA SUPER QUADRIFOGLIO,53 A.ROMEO GIULIA 1300 TI,55 ALFA ROMEO JUNIOR ZAGATO,56 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 1,3 J
57 ALFA ROMEO 1750 GTV,58 ALFA ROMEO 1750 GTV,60 LANCIA FULVIA HF 1300,61 LANCIA FULVIA HF 1,6,62 LANCIA FULVIA MONTECARLO
63 LANCIA FULVIA MONTECARLO,64 ALPINE RENAULT A110,65 ACM FV SPORT,67 PORSCHE 911 T,68 PORSCHE 911 T,69 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA RS,70 PORSCHE 911 S 2,4,71 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA TARGA 3,0,72 PORSCHE CARRERA 2,7 TARGA,73 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL,75 FERRARI DINO 206 GT BERTONE,76 FIAT 124 ABARTH RALLY,77 FIAT 124 ABARTH RALLY,79 LANCIA ARDEA BARCHETTA,80 PORSCHE 911 SC GR.4,81 LANCIA STRATOS,82 MASERATI 3500 VIGNALE,84 FERRARI 250 SWB,86 MICROPLAS FORD MISTRAL,87 FALCON SHELL MKII,89 LOTUS ELEVEN,90 FIAT ABARTH 695 ESSESSE,91 GIANNINI FIAT 590 GTS VALLELUNGA,93 FIAT ABARTH 1000 SP,94 FIAT ABARTH 1300 OT,96 FIAT ABARTH 1000 BIALBERO,97 SIMCA ABARTH 2000,98 LANCIA FULVIA SPORT ZAGATO,99 LANCIA FULVIA SPORT ZAGATO,100 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT,101 LANCIA FULVIA F&M,105 FORD ESCORT MKI T.C.1600,106 ALFA ROMEO 2000 GTV,107 PORSCHE 356 A,108 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA RS 2.7,109 PORSCHE 911 SC 3,0,112 MC LAREN ELVA M1 C,113 FIAT ABARTH 1000 TCR,115 FIAT ABARTH 2000 SP SE010,116 PORSCHE 910,118 MC LAREN M8 DR,120 GISA ALFA ROMEO,123 A.ROMEO GIULIA SUPER TI,127 OSELLA ALFA ROMEO,130 TECNO 002 F1 1972
132 TECNO KAPPA 250 DUCATI,A1 FIAT 500,A3 FIAT 1100 E,A5 FIAT 131 RACING,A6 FIAT 695 ESSESSE,B1 FIAT 500 ABARTH,B3 ALFA ROMEO DUETTO,B4 ALFA ROMEO DUETTO,B5 LANCIA MONTECARLO,B6 A112 ABARTH 70 HP,B7 A112 ABARTH 70 HP,B9 MAZDA MIATA,B10 ALFA ROMEO 4C,B11 RENAULT MEGANE R26,B14 PORSCHE 911 963 SPIDER,B16 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPIDER,C1 LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE,C3 BMW M3,C4 FERRARI 308 GTB,C5 FERRARI 328 GTS TURBO,C6 ALAF ROMEO DUETTO,C7 FERRARI 328 GTS,C9 FERRARI 360 MODENA
C10 FERRARI 348 TB,C13 FERRARI 328 GTS,C310 FERRARI 550 MARANELLO,S1 PORSCHE 911 GT3,S2 PORSCHE 911 GT3,S3 PORSCHE 944
S4 PORSCHE 911 3,2,S5 PORSCHE 911 964,S7 PORSCHE 911/993,S8 PORSCHE CAYMAN S,S9 PORSCHE 964 CARRERA 2,S12 POSCHE 911 GR.4
2000 photos,videos and more exclusive reviews from some special cars from MPH 2016,will be presented on my site at the time throughout the year, the aim is to highlight the history of rare classics but also to attract the interest of collectors join the list of 2017.
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The MPH 2016 by Vasileios
1st photographic competition in Monte Pellegrino Historic 2016
300 fotos in the contest,many photographers,3 categories (Edited,B/W & Colour).
Feeling proud for the 3th,2nd and the winning 1st place in the contest categories.
I like also to thank all the other competitors,voters and organizators,really honoured!
Winning 1st place in photographic contest,
Category coroured,the front of
Abarth 204A Berlinetta by Vignale
2nd place in photographic contest,
the rear window of Abarth 2 Mille Coupe
3rd place in photographic contest,
the ex.Scuderia Serenissima
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB #2701