Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, two names engraved on the memory of all motor racing fans. The Paris MotorVillage - FCA Group’s showroom on Champs-Elysées in Paris - is dedicating an exhibition to the vehicles that starred in these two competitions, entitled “For the Love of Racing”. The exhibit, which will remain open from September 22nd to November 21st, will also include two cars from the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese: the Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12, developed by the genius of Carlo Chiti, and the RL Super Sport MM.
The 33 TT 12 led Alfa Romeo to a long-awaited victory in the Marche World Championship in 1975, winning seven out of the eight contended races. It also shone in the Targa Florio race, with Nino Vaccarella and Arturo Merzario, who brought home the Biscione’s tenth victory in this legendary trial.
Another extremely rare model is the Alfa Romeo RL Super Sport MM, the first model of the brand to participate in the Mille Miglia race, in its first edition in 1927. Alfa Romeo’s history is inextricably linked to this race: it won 11 times in 27 editions. Designed by Giuseppe Merosi, 393 RL Super Sports vehicles were produced between 1922 and 1927. It was the first racing model ever to be designed by the Milanese brand, and throughout its career it obtained more than 90 victories.