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Targa Florio VIII

July 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Targa Florio VIII

International Championship for Makes

As in our last edition this event will have overlap with Scratch32 SP, CP & 3LM classes but will target models that participated in 1970. Models from earlier or later years ARE permitted – but in order to keep our field representative of the era our builders are asked to use very conservative discretion when canvassing potential models 3 or 4 years removed. The point of this exercise is to maintain a period grid while encouraging the building of a diverse group of models.

To help ensure this we will do the following:

  1. For builders with a single entry that entry must have participated within 1 year of the target year of 1970 (so 1969 through 1971).
  2. For builders with 2 entries one must have participated in 1970 (as in 1 above).
  3. For builders with 3 or more entries one must have participated in 1970 and at least one other within 1 year of the target year of 1970 (so 1969 through 1971).
  4. In no case may an entry exceed the target year by more than the number of models that builder enters (so if you wish to enter a 1966 model you must enter at minimum 4 participant models which MUST meet the criteria in 3).
  5. Models which participated in any past Targa event are automatically eligible in any future event – but they cannot be used to qualify ‘new’ models unless they also meet the eligibility requirements above.

Participants will include models that finished, started, practiced or were at minimum registered to race in either years’ event. The purpose in opening up the definition of ‘participant’ in this manner is to accommodate as many models as one might have an opportunity to scratch build – NOT to accommodate ready to run bodies or models that are easy to obtain.

No ‘master list’ of eligible models or entries will be provided since it is easy enough to find much of this information freely on the internet. Do some research first and then ask if you have questions. It is expected that you share with the group some of the history of the models that you build and present.

Models in any ‘class’ that raced in those years are eligible. Combining years surrounding 1970 there are 14 classes of eligible entries: five ‘P’, five ‘S’ and four ‘GT’. Several classes have a motor restriction as defined in the table below.

Models must be modified or be representative in look to the entry upon which they purport to be based. Just how far one goes to achieve this is not for anyone else to decide – your own pride and building ability should be your guide. That being said, there will be a minimum threshold that every model is expected to meet otherwise the purpose of this event will be lost. Fantasy liveries are not permitted. Actual racing numbers are to be used although alternative numbers in the same font/style may be substituted if one wishes. Consult prior Targa events and/or the Scratch32 Model Database to review which liveries have already been used. Make sure to list your models within the specific registration topic for the Targa event you are entering. This will alert others and help avoid duplicates from being registered. Please also complete our online Scratch32 Model Entry Form for all NEW models or models that have been CHANGED.


Eligible models – any Targa Florio participant between 1969 through 1971 OR in near years (see 1 – 5 above), including Finishers, Starters, those that Practiced OR those Entered/Registered regardless of class;
Actual liveries ONLY but number may be changed provided same font/type used;
Motor Restrictions – Class of entry determines the fastest motor that may be used for every model as defined in the chart below;
Chassis or body must be scratch built – painted ‘white kits’ are insufficient; and
All General Rules for Scratch32 apply.

Please make sure to register all of your models, returning or NEW, in the event registration thread which will be created when the event poster is published – stay tuned… and Good Luck!


July 29, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Ring
Mississauga, Ontario Canada



4 thoughts on “Targa Florio VIII

  1. Thanks for providing your comment in our calendar Larry – I know that others have done so for past races or events and doing so is helpful but not meant to be a substitute for registration – replying within the event thread itself (when posted) by clicking on the event poster ‘Register Now’ button on our main page is the easiest way to officially register. If you need help or a link just email me. Cheers!


    1) 1971 Porsche Carrera 6 (906), placed 35th overall in 1971.
    Drivers: Franco Berruto (Italy) and Angelo Mola (Italy). Entrant was Scuderia Brescia Corse.
    F. Berruto entered 39 races between 1970 and 1980 (including 10 races where he did not start). He finished in 19 races retired in 7 with a finishing ratio of 73%. He raced at Monza nine times; Targa Florio 5 times; Nurburgring two times; Jamara once; Hockenheim once and Brands Hatch once amongst others. Most frequent makes raced included Porsche; Abarth; Lola and Ferrari. His best result was a sixth place finish.
    A. Mola entered 13 races between 1971 and 1975 (including 2 races where he did not start). He finished 7 races and retired in 3 with a finishing ratio of 70%.

    2) 1973 De Tomaso Pantera GTS, placed 13th overall in 1974 in the GT Gr4 class (GT+2). Entrant was Citta dei Mille
    Drivers: Alex Presenti-Rossi (Italy) who entered 9 races between 1973 and 1976 (including 1 where he did not start). He finished in 6 races and did not retire in any. He raced at Monza four times; Zeltweg once; Nurburgring once; Targa Florio once. His best result was a 5th place finish.
    Co-driver was Alvano Valtellina, also an Italiano.

    Stay tuned for pictures when the race director posts the registration thread.


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