Vernasca Silver Flag
Vai al sito del Club Piacentino Automotoveicoli d'Epoca
28-29-30 June 2019 - Vernasca (Piacenza) - Italy

Registration are open!

The event is reserved for historic cars (Touring cars, GT, Sport, Prototype, Monopostos and Pre War) with racing history


Painting competition and presentation of the 24th Vernasca Silver Flag

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the Turinese brand, the Zagato century and the 70th anniversary of Abarth.

24th Vernasca Silver Flag "Fiat goes racing"

The history of motor racing is, in some ways, like a building whose supporting pillars bear legendary names […] while the humble bricks, in their thousands […] bear for the most part names of drivers who are now forgotten […] who drove cars […] which were often, we could even say almost always, FIATs.”

These words by Gianni Cancellieri, have been our inspiration for this year’s Silver Flag, which celebrates the cars built by this celebrated manufacturer from Turin.

In some ways we are returning to our roots. The first ever Castell’Arquato-Vernasca (the road race predecessor to our vintage car rally) in 1953 was won by a FIAT driven by Giovanni Corazza. FIAT triumphed again the following year with Giovanni Auricchio in his 8V.

FIAT, which is celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2019, the century started with the Mephistopheles, an imposing and daring symbol of the new industrial optimism. Then came Bordino’s victory in ‘22 at the first race in Monza, on his 840-403 ,FIATs were also the lifeblood of the Mille Miglia in its glory days. No other maker comes close to the number of victories in their class. However, FIAT cars were not only for racing. They were also a means of transport on the roads of a country which was still tied to the slow rhythms of agricultural life. The Topolino and Millecento, and after the war the Cinquecento, in its pre-Abarth guise, are the symbols of a legendary past and a rich source of inspiration for modern car designers.

This heritage is worthy of being remembered through the memories of those who experienced it first hand. We hope that our tribute to this great maker will kindle emotions and satisfy the interest of those who rightly consider FIAT a symbol of Italy and of our times, which can, with its heritage and present status, lead the car and each of us to the future.

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