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I have a friend who has been helping me work on my GT Junior for the past while. He posted a couple pics of the car on his social media page. When his grandmother looked at the car, she sent him this photo that his grandfather had taken while over in Italy in the 60's and said, " I think this is the same car as you are working on". If only my car were a GTA, but it is interesting all the people who talk to me and tell me how their dad, grandpa, uncle, etc., used to have an Alfa of some sort.

Shows a GTA with a prova plate and another autodelta badged car.

I would be interested on any information people may have on these cars or the photo.
 

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And that's a TZ there on the left. The Mustang seems out of place, unless it was being used by the Shelby team?
I'd like to know the story; why they're sitting on the ground, the kids close in, etc.
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Thanks,

I guess that grandpa didn't take the photo.... must have acquired it . He is no longer with us, so I wonder how he got the photo.
Was Grandpa known to be a photographer? Is it possible he was in Sicily in 1965 and at that race?

Just askin

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Really, to an American it looks like a movie set, perhaps a "spaghetti western" set in a 1960s present with cars instead of horses. But probably all of Italy, and especially Sicily, looked like that then.
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And that's a TZ there on the left. The Mustang seems out of place, unless it was being used by the Shelby team?
I'd like to know the story; why they're sitting on the ground, the kids close in, etc.
Andrew
09. May 1965, Piccolo circuito delle Madonie, 49th Targa Florio, Alfa Romeo GTA Autodelta prepared, Scuderia ASD Pegaso from Palermo, drivers Mario Araujo Cabral and Alessandro Federico, retired in 5th lap after Alessandro Federico’s accident.
 

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ARGTAReg said:
, retired in 5th lap after Alessandro Federico’s accident.
..... several well known sources do list 4th lap and just a "DNF" instead of accident.

But Mr Bjr / VP surely can post a picture with visible accident damages ?
 

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49th Targa Florio

In the early months of 1965, Alfa was still waiting the FIA homologation for the GTA. However, as racing experience was precious to determine further evolution of the model, Chiti has tested the car in few occasions. For 49th Targa Florio on 09. May 1965 he inscribed one car among Prototypes just to measure its behavior on the track, conscious that the rivalry was out of reach (Ferrari Dino, just to mention one). For the occasion, he chose Count Alessandro Federico, nice gentleman and experienced driver at Piccolo circuito delle Madonie, and Mario Araujo Cabral, Portuguese also experienced in Madonie circuit. The car was the first version of GTA without dynamic roll center (sliding block), and air-box, and Chiti’s idea was to measure GTA’s going among other Tourist class cars. Indeed, the GTA was doing well until the accident that caused the abandon of the race in 4th (officially 5th) lap, fortunately without any harm to the driver (Cmt Federico). That was one of the early appearances of the GTA in competition, though in different class. The desired homologation papers arrived just a month later. Curiously, the same driver, Count Alessandro Federico (together with Giancarlo Barba) presented another debutant Alfa Romeo GTA car in 1967, in occasion of 51th Targa Florio race. This time it was GTA SA (supercharged version of GTA), with N°214, that missed to enter the race because of overheating problems.
 

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