Ferrari Pays Tribute to Targa Florio 2015: Video
The Targa Florio is now part of the Italian Rally Championship, but at one point in its over 100-year history, it was considered as one of the most exciting open-road endurance races in the world. The race was so iconic that Porsche even named the convertible version of the 911 after it. You might have heard of the 911 Targa, right? Unfortunately, safety concerns forced organizers to stop staging the race in 1977, but for most Italian racing aficionados, the Targa Florio remains close to their hearts.
Count Ferrari in that group because the Italian automaker has continued to pay tribute to the Targa Florio through its annual, three-day pilgrimage to the the mountain roads of the Circuiti delle Madonie near Palermo, Italy.
The 2015 staging of the Ferrari Tribute to the Targa Florio Classic took place from October 14 to October 18, 2015. As expected, Prancing Horse models spanning all eras were in attendance, most of which took part in the three-stage race that began in the west from Palermo to the salt marsh, and then back again to the island’s capital on the roads once trodden by Garibaldi. From there, Ferrari models old and new headed along the iconic historic Targa Florio route, all the way to Parco delle Madonie before finishing up at Castelbuono.
The event was once again a huge success for Ferrari, and all the Ferrari owners who showed up. As this recap video provided by the Italian automaker proudly shows, more than 50 Ferraris participated in the event. Models ranging from historic racers like the Ferrari Dinos from the 1970s, all the way to Ferrari’s newest supercar, the 488 GTB.