Articles tagged Alessandro Florio

Page 67 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, June 1986

Rally Review - Corsica

Tragedy repeated in Corsica For the second year in succession tragedy has struck the Lancia team whilst competing in the Tour of Corsica. Last year Italian driver Attilio Bettega was killed when his Lancia Rally ditched and hit a tree. This year popular Finnish driver Henri Toivonen and his American-born Italian co-driver Sergio Cresto both died in a terrible accident when their Lancia Delta S4...

Page 32 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, December 1989

World Rally Championship: Sanremo Rally

It has been some years since the relentless advance of tarmac in the mountains overlooking the Riviera of the Flowers eventually 'destroyed' all the decent dirt roads which were used in the Sanremo Rally. Formerly a compact event, all of which was within easy reach of Sanremo itself, it then became extended when the organisers, after trying an all-tarmac route, went further afield in search of...

Page 54 of December 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, December 1987

Neither Cut Nor Dried

The odds in favour of a home win for Lancia in the Sanremo Rally were high. No less than seven four-wheel-drive Deltas were among the first eleven starters in the last-but-one World Championship qualifier of the year — two entered by the factory, two by the Jolly Club, two by the Grifone team and one by French Lancia importer André Chardonnet. It was no surprise that six of them finished in the...

Page 8 of March 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, March 1989

Monte Carlo Rally

A routine expedition A man's achievements have grown, and his machines become more advanced, many of what were once difficult, strenuous challenges are now considered no more than routine. Journeying by road to the south of France in winter, via the Alps, was once a risky undertaking indeed. The Monte Carlo Rally was a venture not for the faint-hearted, and those well-wrapped ladies and gentlemen...

Page 55 of November 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, November 1994


Alex's sail Almost a quarter of a century ago, members of the RAF MSA got together with the Cyprus AA to organise what was the first International Cyprus Rally. It was a kind of mixture of the Acropolis and RAC rallies of the time; hot, rough, dusty, very tightly timed and with a special stage/time control layout similar to that which was common in Britain. It was a rally not only for strong cars...


January 2020
Racing Rivalries: The 25 most explosive battles between drivers, teams, cars... and families.



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