The Vincenzo Florio library museum in Campofelice

Club Piloti della Targa Florio 1906-1977

The adventure of Vincenzo Florio which would have placed the Targa Florio on the top of the world of motor racing started on the 6th of May 1906 in the Pista Vecchia suburb in Campofelice.

There are names which recall emotions. Buonfornello, Cerda, Collesano, Bivio Polizzi and Campofelice are magic words for many fans, and lovers of the Targa Florio. One of these is surely Antonino Venturella who has collected for twenty years all kinds of documents, photographs, magazines, models, trophies as well as a large editorial production from all the world . Remarkable the collection of original posters and very impressive the gigantic a sloping surface made with commemorative ceramic tiles for each edition of the race: each tile of this mosaic shows the year, the names of the winners, the type of car and time of the race. One of the most interesting objects on display is the touching letter from Leo Kinnunen's family, a 1970's recordman on Porsche 908.

The Register of the winners of the Targa Florio reproduced on tiles and with the signatures of some pilots.

The museum hall with a lot of paintings and old photographs

Some objects given to the Museum by Jack Wheeler who raced in the Targa Florio from 1966 to 1973. In 1970 he made his first race with the Jerboa BMC 1,3 and after he took part in the 1000 km of the Nurburgring, and Mugello and Spa

Leo Kinnunen, a Finnish driver who also raced in F1, holds the record for the fastest lap at the Targa Florio with the Porsche 908/3

Mauro Nesti, 4th overall at the 61st Targa Florio in 1977, was 9 times European Mountain Champion and 17 times Italian Champion.

A cup won by Giancarlo Facetti and the helmet and a Francesco Toia trophy

The story of the Ninni Venturella Museum

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Sig. Antonino Venturella

Indirizzo: Viale Provincia, 30 - Campofelice Roccella (PA)
Telefono: 0921428902; Mobile: 3207716964
Email: venturellaantonino@alice.it
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