The Coppa Milano Sanremo 2024 – XV HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT Has Ended

The almost 1000 km of the 15th edition of the Coppa Milano Sanremo have been completed

The 78 crews (23 Re-enactment, 32 Legend and 23 Rendez-vous – modern) faced 105 timed trials (of which 4 cancelled) and 8 medium trials (2 cancelled) in the most charming and renowned competition in Italy, a mixture of glamour, style, engines and breathtaking landscapes.

After 4 days of racing, the crew Mario Passanante and Alessandro Molgora, aboard a Fiat 508C of Franciacorta Motori, won the XV edition of the Coppa Milano Sanremo.

Second step of the podium for Francesco and Giuseppe Di Pietra, father and son who have been competing in regularity races for many years aboard another Fiat 508C and closing the podium, Giovanni Moceri and Alessandro Moretti with a Lancia Ardea of ​​the Scuderia ClassicTeam which also wins the Scuderia cup.

The special classification of the medium trials goes to the Scuderia Promotor Classic crew, Alberto Diana and Alberto Carrotta who, with their Fiat 508C, reached 4th place overall. 

The final ranking of the “Legend” selection is dominated both in the overall and in the medium trials ranking by the crew made up of Marco Angrisani and Luca Monti aboard the 1972 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTV 2000.

The final ranking of the “Rendez-vous” section was won by Gianluigi and Federico Smussi aboard the 2004 MG TF.

Cristina Biagi x Promotor Classic Magazine

Coppa Milano-Sanremo 2024, Excellent Result For The Diana-Carrotta Crew

The XV Re-enactment of the Milan-Sanremo Cup ended after four days of competition

The curtain falls on the Milan-Sanremo Cup, the first race of the 2024 Italian Major Events Championship, which saw the crew composed of Alberto Diana and navigator Alberto Carrotta on board a splendid 1938 Fiat 508C at the start for the Scuderia Promotor Classic.

Excellent performance for the crew who finished the race in 4th place in the Overall Ranking and in 1st place in the Medium Trials ranking.

Now head to the next Championship race with the Mugello Road Circuit scheduled for 12 to 14 April.

Gianluca Bardelli Appointed Honorary Member Of The Jaguar Club Italia

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Gianluca Bardelli as Honorary Member of the historic Jaguar Club Italia. A well-known brand expert, successful entrepreneur and renowned classic car driver, Bardelli will bring his unparalleled experience to the management of the Club’s institutional communications.

 

Among his responsibilities, Bardelli will take over the management of the social channels and press office of the Jaguar Club Italia. This new designation represents an important step forward in promoting and enhancing the Jaguar brand within the automotive community.

On the occasion of taking on this prestigious role, Bardelli would like to express his gratitude to all the members of the Enthusiast Jaguar Club Italia, of which he was a member and with whom he actively collaborated. His dedication and passion for the world of historic cars and in particular for the Jaguar brand will be a valuable contribution to the growth and success of the Jaguar Club Italia.

 

Marcello Gandini Left Us

Marcello Gandini left us. In his Turin, where he was born in 1938. A designer who had a profound impact on the history of the automobile starting from the 1960s, in particular in the creation of sports models. From 1966 to 1980 he was chief designer of Bertone, for which he designed the most famous supercars of the time, among which we remember: the Alfa Romeo 33 Carabo concept, the Lancia Stratos Zero, the Lamborghini Miura, Marzal and Countach, but also the Urraco, Jarama and Diablo.

Alongside these super sports cars, in addition to the Lancia Stratos HF, Gandini also tried his hand at smaller cars, such as the Fiat not to mention premium cars, such as the BMW 5 Series (E12). He has developed numerous projects and patents for the major manufacturers, which are still covered by secrecy today. Thanks to his robust mechanical and production experience, he was also interested in the industrial cycle, proposing innovative formulas for the more efficient construction of vehicles. An all-round genius, with a spectacular and prolific pencil, he gave us among the most beautiful cars of the last half century. The editorial staff of Quattroruote and Ruoteclassiche join in the family’s condolences.

Promotor At The Foresti Memorial 2024

The Trofeo Foresti, a Bresciana classic in memory of Elda and Guido Foresti, late Bugatti friends and enthusiasts of our world of historic cars, starts from Pralboino (BS). There will be over 120 cars at the start and among these the Scuderia Promotor will field its leading drivers among the Top drivers with Diana – Bellante on a 1925 Lancia Lambda V Serie, Patron – Patron on a 1929 Alfa 1750 SS, Gamberini – Falciroli on a FIAT 514 of 1930 and Chiarini – Vancini on the younger Austin Healey 100/4 of 1956. There will be 69 classification tests, 6 time checks to make the classification on a route of over 260 km. It is difficult to make a prediction as the best regular drivers of the moment will be at the start but we are sure that after the fantastic podium of the Winter Race in Cortina d’Ampezzo, our drivers will certainly be able to express themselves at their best here too.

BB for Promotorclassic Magazine Press Office.

Less Than 24 Hours Until The Start Of The 15th Historical Re-Enactment Of The Coppa Milano Sanremo

Thursday 14 March the crews will meet at the Tazio Nuvolari racetrack to participate in the 15th edition of the Coppa Milano Sanremo

A race that winds through Lombardy, Piedmont and Liguria, with a detour to the Principality of Monaco, from the mountains to the sea, a ring for the first competition of the Italian Major Events Championship, which retraces one of the oldest automotive challenges in Italy. 

69 crews registered for this XV historical re-enactment, with the participation of 24 modern cars. The race, with a total route of 864 km, will start at 2.30pm on Thursday 14 March on the Tazio Nuvolari circuit, where the first two blocks of timed tests will take place, to end the first day in Milan with a gala dinner at hotel Melia.

On Friday the crews will set off at 8:00 in the morning to head to Sanremo and finish in the splendid setting of the Montecarlo bay at the Montecarlo Bay hotel after approximately 370 km.

On Saturday they will travel 340 km ending the day in Rapallo and finally on Sunday the last 150 km to finish the XV Historical Re-enactment of the Coppa Milano Sanremo at Castello di Piovera (AL). A small further transfer will take them back to Milan where the rankings will be displayed and the awards will be given at the ACI in Milan which sponsored and supported the event.

Some inconveniences are characterizing this edition, which have already led the organizers to make changes to the route due to landslides, mudslides and urgent road works following the bad weather that has hit the area in recent weeks. The first information circular published online reports deviations and route changes in 4 competition sectors. We hope that the crews do not encounter any further inconveniences due to bad weather.

Alberto Diana and Alberto Carrotta will start this edition for the Scuderia Promotor Classic aboard a 1938 Fiat 508C. Good luck to our standard bearers and have fun everyone!

Cristina Biagi x Promotor Classic Magazine

Photo Credits: Coppa Milano Sanremo

Gianmario Fontanella And Annamaria Covelli Win The Eleventh Edition Of The Winter Race 2024

Cortina d’Ampezzo. The curtain falls on the Cortina classic, the Winter Race 2024, a race now in its Eleventh Edition which saw 70 crews battle for 420 km over 60 timed trials in the beautiful setting of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On the first day of the race, the crews crossed the Alpe di Siusi, tackling Alpine passes such as Falzarego, Gardena and Giau, passing through towns such as Castelrotto, Moena and Vigo di Fassa, before returning to Cortina d’Ampezzo in the afternoon.

The second stage covered a route of a further 200 kilometres, through panoramic mountain roads such as Giau, Forcella Staulanza and Forcella Cibiana. The stages included stops in Pieve di Cadore, Sesto, Auronzo and Dobbiaco, before crossing the Tre Croci Pass, Lake Misuriona and returning to Cortina for the final catwalk and awards ceremony.

The final classification saw the victory of Gianmario Fontanella, navigated by Annamaria Covelli, aboard the 1930 Fiat 514 Sport. Second place went to the Battagliola-Piona crew aboard the Fiat Balilla, followed in third place by the Bugatti 37 of 1927 by Massimiliano Paglione and Alex De Angelis, winners of the last edition.

1st Regularity Approach Course In Media

Last night at Promotor in Ferrara, in collaboration with Club91 and Officina Ferrarese, the 1st introductory course to medium regularity.
At 6pm yesterday 21st February, the first introductory course to medium regularity began in collaboration with the Club91 Squadra Corse and the Officina Ferrarese. Unexpectedly, many people flocked from many neighboring regions to better understand this almost new discipline in Italy. We have started a series of meetings that would not only introduce many enthusiasts to this discipline, but also train and initiate new pilots and above all new navigators.

This first meeting focused on the basic notions of average regularity to begin to give an idea of ​​how a race of this kind works. We hope to have attracted new future crews to the specialty who will compete in the near future. We will continue to organize meetings and courses, hoping to see more and more participants in the next races.

Cristina Biagi x Promotor Classic Magazine

SENO – GIANMARINO WIN THE BETTEGA CUP FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR!

The Attilio Bettega Cup ended tonight and, for the third time in a row, the Seno Giammarino couple has won it.

The ninth edition of the Attilio Bettega cup also goes to the archives. The winter race considered the Italian Monte-Carlo Rally ended with clean roads.

The start is given at 3 pm from the park of the historic Pedavena Brewery, the largest in Italy, built in 1897. The 360 ​​kilometer long route, between the provinces of Vicenza, Trento and Belluno in a route designed to put the driving and navigation skills of the crews and the resistance of the cars, saw the 54 starters face the hairpin bends of the 10 timed trials of Col Perer, Desene, Menador, Sella Valsugana, Morello, Val Malene, Col Falcon, Arina, Celado, Val Nevera, a total of 125 kilometers of special stages. 11 hours of driving with a 45 minute regroup in between. Seno and Giammarino, from the second special test, took the lead of the classification without ever leaving it, separating their pursuers by many seconds up to almost a minute. 

1st place SENO – GIAMMARINO on OPEL KADETT GTE with 419 penalties

2nd place CONCARI – FRASCAROLI on LANCIA DELTA 4WD with 943 penalties (524 tenths of a second)

3rd place RIGO S. – LIVERANI on LANCIA FULVIA HF 1600 with 972 penalties (553 tenths of a lead)

All three crews started with a high average; congratulations to the winners, but also to all the participants who took part in this exciting race.

The standard bearers of Scuderia Promotor close respectively 

18th position ORSINI – MAZZA on OPEL ASCONA 1.9 

40th position SIMANI – GANASSINI on FIAT 124 SPIDER 1.8

The female crew is in 7th position ALEXIA GIUGNI – ORNELLA PIETROPAOLO On a splendid PORSCHE 356.

Cristina Biagi x Promotor Classic Magazine