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Little Classics News: 13 May 2015

Silver Flag to Celebrate Best of Italy in Classic Event

1954 Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta Pininfarina

The 20th Silver Flag hill climb, which takes place in Vernasca in the Italian province of Piacenza on 19-21 June, has attracted over 170 cars to celebrate the ‘Best of Italy.’

Former motor racing and rally drivers Sandro Munari, from Italy, and Henri Pescarolo, from France, will take part in this year’s event driving a 1970 Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF, former East African Safari, and a rare 1968 Matra-Ford MS 630 respectively.

Other important entries include a 1954 Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta Pininfarina (top), one of only four built with Pininfarina body and a 1936 Maserati 6/4 CM, which was the first produced and a works car in the Montecarlo GP, amongst other marques such as Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Bugatti, Ferrari, Jaguar and Porsche.

Circuito di Piacenza

As a lead up to the June event, Silver Flag took to the streets of the city of Piacenza to revive the traditional ‘Circuito di Piacenza’ (above) on the weekend of 9-10 May. Over 40 cars were present at the commemoration and run eight laps of the original track, divided into two categories as in the 1947 race.

Chris Routledge, Managing Partner of international auctioneers Coys and sponsors of Silver Flag, said: “We have supported Silver Flag for eight years and were delighted to sponsor this additional event, which was a great precursor to this year’s hill climb, with a fantastic grid of amazing cars in a beautiful setting.”


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