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Targa Florio 1972 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33
Targa Florio 1972 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33

Emanuele Pirro Driving the 1969 Alfa Romeo T33/3 at Spa Francorchamps
At the 2015 Spa Classic we were lucky enough to capture Emanuele Pirro driving the Alfa Romeo T33/3 on the beautiful circuit of Spa-Francorchamps! The Spa-Classic is organised by Peter-Auto and just like the Le Mans Classic this event is absolutely gorgeous and it gets better every single edition they organise! Definetely a go-to event if you're a classic car lover. Enough about the event though, let's talk about this car. The Alfa Romeo T33 knows many variants and this is the T33/3 built in 1969 by Italian brand Alfa Romeo, known for some of the most beautiful car in motor racing history. This car in particular was used by the Autodelta racing team in 1969 and with drivers such as John Surtees, the ambition was high! They tested a car at Le Mans but ended up not being able to compete due to reliability issues. Nino Vaccarella later took the Alfa T33/3 to pole at Hockenheim and also drove it to victory at Enna. (this goes for the T33/3 in general) Engine Specs: Tipo 33.3 90° V8 engine block Engine is mounted in the middle 2998 cc 420 bhp @ 9400 rpm car weighs 700 kilos in total Top Speed of 310 kmh Hope yo really enjoyed this video! Will start posting Group C later this week! Make sure you share this beautiful car with friends who could be interested! Also consider leaving a like or a comment. Thanks for watching! HistoricRacingHD's goal: "The cars of today are made by those of the past. We're here keep those legends alive." Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! Download high resolution pictures for free on our Flickr page!

2015 Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo drives the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Sicily
DANIEL Ricciardo has turned back the clock, heading to Sicily to have a drive of a classic Alfa Romeo on the roads made famous by the Targa Florio sports car race. Ricciardo slipped behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo T33, the same car used by his Red Bull mentor Dr. Helmut Marko in 1972 to set a lap record that would stand for all time at a tick under 34 minutes. That’s right. 34 minutes for a single 72-kilometre lap. Nurburgring Nordschleife, eat your heart out. The Targa Florio, last raced in 1977, was the lone survivor of motorsport’s heritage of racing along open roads. It stayed on the World Sportscar Championship calendar long after safety — and sanity — began its progressive march through world motorsport. The 72-kilometre Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie snaked its way through Sicily’s north. Drivers blasted south from the startline in Cerda, up through the hills towards Collesano where the circuit turned north. Through more rolling hills, the circuit raced through Caltavuturo, before reaching the Mediterranean at Campofelice. There began the run back to Cerda, headlined a six-kilometre straight. Along the way, drivers sprinted down narrow lanes at speeds reaching 300 km/h, passing trees, houses, cliff faces and sheer drops. Plus the thousands upon thousands of cheering spectators that lined the route. And all without so much as a skerrick of concrete wall, armco barrier, or gravel trap to be seen. “The first few laps were a shock,” Marko said to Red Bulletin. “During practice, (teammate) Toine Hezemans collided with a donkey, rider and all. He was catapulted over the rear spoiler. Nino Vaccarella and his car disappeared under a truck. “Locals nailed their doors and windows shut to be on the safe side. One car got lost up in the mountains. It took half a day just to find it again. There were no crash barriers, just outsized bales of hay here and there.” Ricciardo takes step back in time Ricciardo punts the Alfa into one of the opening corners on the course Marko was Alfa’s last iron in the fire on the 1972 event. The demanding race whittled down to a straight fight for victory between Marko and the remaining Ferrari, the latter leading by around three minutes. Getting behind the wheel for his final stint in second place, Marko was charged with the task of running down the leading Ferrari. He had made no bones about his hatred of the circuit and of the event. But, said Marko, “as a racing driver, you forget all that when you have a sniff of victory.” Driving like a man possessed, Marko tore through the mountains, taking massive chunks out of the Ferrari’s lead and resetting the lap record. His remarkable charge would come up just 16 seconds short, after just 11 laps but almost 800 kilometres of racing. The race was finally forced off the championship calendar one year later, before disappearing altogether after 1977. Perhaps the most-photographed corner of the circuit. Little has changed. Perhaps the most-photographed corner of the circuit. Little has changed. Apart from a few new coats of paint on the terraces, modern street signs and the occasionally upgraded road, little has changed along the old event’s route. Perhaps this is why the photos of Ricciardo aboard the Alfa look like they could be from the period — apart from his open-face helmet and goggles. “It does what you expect it to: it’s a proper racing car!” Ricciardo says of the red beast, whose V8 engine pumps over 400 horsepower through a chassis weighing under 700 kilograms. “I’ve only ever used (an H-pattern) gear shift in Formula Ford,” he adds, “and I wasn’t all that good at it. It’s all handiwork. It’s hard, but fun.” Completing the circle of time is Ricciardo’s Sicilian heritage. His grandparents emigrated from Ficarra — about an hour east of the Targa course — to Australia when Ricciardo’s father Joe was still a child. Though a full lap of the circuit was impossible, Ricciardo was able to get a taste for what it was like to be a racer of the sixties and seventies. “Maybe now I have a better understanding of what Helmut means when he talks about the past, even if I’ll never completely understand it,” he said. “But I know one thing. Now I want a historic racing car.” source

Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12 PURE SOUND
Spettacolo Sportivo Alfa Club Day Circuit of Zandvoort Holland 2013. Demo Alfa 33 TT 12 engine warming up and goes to track. 12 cilinder sound.