Targa Florio XI

International Championship for Makes

August 30, 2021 – The Ring

Overlapping with Scratch32 SP, CP & 3LM classes this Targa event focused on models that participated in the Targa Florio of 1970 – plus or minus a few years. Models from earlier or later years were permitted but builders were asked to use very conservative discretion when canvassing potential models 3 or 4 years removed. To help encourage this the following guidelines were implemented:

  • For builders with a single entry that entry must have participated within 1 year of the target year of 1970 (so 1969 through 1971).
  • For builders with 2 entries at least one entry must have participated in 1970.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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.

Models that finished, started, practiced or were at minimum registered to race for the Targa Florio were permitted. Duplicate entries and/or liveries were permitted.

Models in any ‘class’ that raced in those years are eligible. Combining years surrounding 1970 there are at least 14 classes of eligible entries: five ‘P’, five ‘S’ and four ‘GT’. Motor restrictions for several classes were as follows: And so two builders set out to present 9 entries from 7 classes to the grid for this the 11th running of the Targa Florio at The Ring…

Registered Entries:

S5: Ferrari 512S #6 Nino Vaccarella 70CP006-1KM GT+2: Corvette Stingray #37 Anatoly Arutunoff 71CP037-1KM S1.6: Mini Cooper #51 Matteo Sgarlata 72CP051-1KM GT+2: Shelby Mustang GT350 #210 Henry Chemin 66CP210-1KM S+2: Shelby AC Cobra #178 Tony Settember 65SP178-1KM P3: #18 1970 Porsche 908/2 LAINE/LENNEP [70CP018-1AT]

P3: #20 1970 Porsche 908/3 ELFORD Vic [70CP020-1AT] GT2: #138 1970 Porsche 911s DeCADANET Alan [70CP138-1AT] 

S1.3: #67 1971 Autobianchi Giliberti A112 BARBA Giancarlo GARAFALO Antonio [71CP067-1AT] The Race:

Entries would not only have to negotiate the twists and turns of the full circuit but also circumnavigate a maintenance and rescue vehicle: This proved to be too much of a challenge for some at the last Carrera Panamericana:And so the green flag fell and off they went!

Dusty conditions would mean a hesitant start for most, but the pace picked up quickly…

…and as time ran out and every model took the checkered flag a huge sigh of relief overcame organizers – there were no casualties this year…

Before the dust settled the race director confirmed the official Targa Florio XI results.

Official Results:

Overall:

  1. S5: #6 Ferrari 512S (Nino Vaccarella) 81 Laps (3.810 ext.);
  2. P3: #20 1970 Porsche 908/3 (ELFORD Vic) 78 Laps (7.104 ext.);
  3. GT+2: #210 Shelby Mustang GT350 (Henry Chemin) 74 Laps (10.142 ext.);
  4. GT+2: #37 Corvette Stingray (Anatoly Arutunoff) 72 Laps (6.722 ext.);
  5. GT2: #138 1970 Porsche 911s (DeCADANET Alan) 71 Laps (19.252 ext.);
  6. S+2: #178 Shelby AC Cobra (Tony Settember) 69 Laps (4.886 ext.);
  7. S1.3: #67 1971 Autobianchi Giliberti A112 (BARBA Giancarlo GARAFALO Antonio) 64 Laps (11.494 ext.);
  8. S1.6: #51 Mini Cooper (Matteo Sgarlata) 63 Laps (12.749 ext.);
  9. P3: #18 1970 Porsche 908/2 (LAINE/LENNEP) DQ (Accident with maintenance & rescue vehicle);

By Class:

S5:

  1. S5: #6 Ferrari 512S (Nino Vaccarella) 81 Laps (3.810 ext.);

P3:

  1. P3: #20 1970 Porsche 908/3 (ELFORD Vic) 78 Laps (7.104 ext.);
  2. P3: #18 1970 Porsche 908/2 (LAINE/LENNEP) DQ (Accident with maintenance & rescue vehicle);

GT+2:

  1. GT+2: #210 Shelby Mustang GT350 (Henry Chemin) 74 Laps (10.142 ext.);
  2. GT+2: #37 Corvette Stingray (Anatoly Arutunoff) 72 Laps (6.722 ext.);

GT2:

  1. GT2: #138 1970 Porsche 911s (DeCADANET Alan) 71 Laps (19.252 ext.);

S+2:

  1. S+2: #178 Shelby AC Cobra (Tony Settember) 69 Laps (4.886 ext.);

S1.6:

  1. S1.6: #51 Mini Cooper (Matteo Sgarlata) 63 Laps (12.749 ext.);

S1.3:

  1. S1.3: #67 1971 Autobianchi Giliberti A112 (BARBA Giancarlo GARAFALO Antonio) 64 Laps (11.494 ext.);

Congratulations to each of our participating models and especially to Ken for helping race them!

One thought on “Targa Florio XI

  1. Art,
    Thank you for hosting another fun event!
    It’s always a blast to race at the Ring. Somewhat of an unexpected finish.
    Ken

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