Journal: Here's A Small Italian Rally That's Delightfully Raw And Relaxed

Here’s A Small Italian Rally That’s Delightfully Raw And Relaxed

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
May 26, 2016
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Photography by Rosario Liberti

Before the world-renowned Targa Florio gets underway, or the parade of classics lines up for the Mille Miglia, there’s another Italian classic car rally often left out of the limelight. In Palermo in late April, our photographer Rosario Liberti was at the Monte Pellegrino Historic—a small, competitive event that centres around a hill climb on a Saturday.

For participants, there are also local tours, classic car parades, and related events to enjoy—the original Monte Pellegrino started in 1908, so it’s another area of Italy with winding roads (and vintage cars) stitched through the mountainous landscape.

As you’ll see from Rosario’s selections, the fact the organizers call the event a “dynamic” concours d’elegance is not far from the truth. To prepare for next year, plan to be in Palermo, Italy, in mid-to-late April—and get used to flinging your classic through hairpin turns.


H/T to Monte Pellegrino Historic

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Bryan Dickerson
Bryan Dickerson

Nice action shots Rosario!
By the way, who’s passing who in the photo of the Alfa and the Mini?

Rosario Liberti
Rosario Liberti

Ciao Bryan, thanks!
The Alfa is passing the Mini…but they weren’t racing 🙂

Derek Richards
Derek Richards

lovely story, nice pics. I want to be there!
thank you .

Michael Lawrence
Michael Lawrence

Can anyone tell me what make and model this car from the article is?

Rosario Liberti
Rosario Liberti

Ciao Michael, it’s a beatiful Abarth Simca 2000 🙂