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Peter Collins went to Italy’s annual showcase

There seemed to be more Brits than ever at this year’s Padova classic car show, which took place on 25-28 October, and that’s not surprising, as it may not quite cover the space of, say, Essen, but it sure contains the quality…… and the prices.

New Zealand motor racing veteran Ken Smith (Lola T332) enjoyed a perfect start to his record-extending 61st season of top level motor racing, qualifying quickest then winning the first three SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series races of the 2018/19 season at the annual ITM SuperSprint Supercars meeting at Pukekoke Park Raceway on the weekend of 3-4 November.

Bits and Pieces

Moto Giro d’Italia 50 Years Start from Rome

In 2019 it will be 50 years since the last Motogiro d’Italia organised directly by
the Italian Motorcycling Federation took place. After being run as a road race
from 1914, the event was run as a regularity test in ‘67, ‘68 and ‘69, the same
formula still used today in the revival event, which began in 1989 and which itself
is reaching its 30th anniversary. Historically the event commenced in Rome and
the 2019 departure will be from the eternal city, where riders will be escorted
through the city to the timed starting point just outside.

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