• Jul 27, 2006
Reader Alan Guerzoni tipped us off about the recently-contested Modena Cento Ore Classic, a vintage road/track rally in which participants cover 1000km in four days across 10 timed special stages and 3 track stages.

This year's overall winner was a 1965 Shelby GT350 that was raced by its Swiss owner. It was joined by some seriously exotic hardware on the four-day journey, including the stunning Mercedes 300 SLS Porter (great story about that car here), a bevy of E-Types, including a dead-sexy low drag '61 car, and a pair of Alfa Romeo Giulia TZs -- a '63 TZ1 and a '65 TZ2 -- just to name a few examples.

Alan has a gallery of brilliant photos from the race that we encourage you to check out. The event's official site has a full entrant list and a lot of great information about the race if you're interested in learning more about it as well.

This is one we wish we were on hand for.

(More photos after the jump)

[Source: Alan Guerzoni]

Mercedes 300 SLS Porter1961 Jaguar E-Type Low Drag1961 Jaguar E-Type Low Drag1965 Shelby GT350

1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Dozens of additional shots of the event by this photographer available here.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Some of those cars are absolutely gorgeous. Does anybody know of a similar event with similar caliber automobiles here in the states?
      • 8 Years Ago
      This event happened over a month ago. Here is Marcel Massini's excellent report:

      http://www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk/happenings/2006/june/cento_ore/report.asp
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ever hear of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix - the only vintag ecar road race here in the US.

      www.pvgp.org
      • 8 Years Ago
      More Vintage!!! Having driven Alfa TZ1 & TZ2's. It was a great time for inovation. The drivers of the time where great too. Read MOTOSPORT from England it follows vintage cars & drivers.
      • 8 Years Ago
      these cars are so special. i think it's owner spent more than half of his life in garage with them
      • 8 Years Ago
      Some of those cars are absolutely gorgeous. Does anybody know of similar events with similar caliber cars here in the United States?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Similar events in the USA (use google to find more info):

      The California Mille
      The Colorado Grand
      The New England 1000
      The Mountain Mille
      The Texas 1000
      The Going To The Sun Rally
      The Mille Autunno
      The Copperstate 1000
      BEATAZ
      Pittsburgh Grand Prix
      One Lap of America (less vintage, more modern)

      Innumerable "Rat rallies", most in California.

      Gone but not forgotten:
      The Forza Mille
      The Forza Amelia
      The Cannonball Classic
      La Carrera Nevada

      I've been on most, and they are worth the time and money to attend!

      --chuck

      • 8 Years Ago
      Awesome cars, but vehilces must be more economic.