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Brilliant Balocco

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Sporting & Historic Cars took along a trio of Alfa Romeo Tipo33 for testing and filming with Petrolicious and Octane magazine.
An emotional reunion for Derek Bell, Arturo Merzario and Nanni Galli when reunited with their old cars. 
Derek, after his first drive in the TT12, returning to the pits, removing his helmet, proclaimed "Absolutely amazing, a f***ing fantastic car, it takes me back to the days when we drove real racing cars, just perfect!"
Arturo circled the TT12, smiling and saying "it is just like I remembered it", and wanted to drive the car for the whole 2 days.
Nanni slid into the T33/2, patting her like a long lost friend and drove off with a huge smile.
Derek spent a lot of time with the T33/TT3, really enjoying the experience and asking for a few tweaks, commenting on how good the balance and performance were, and how much fun the cars would be to race.
The sight and sound of the three cars circling Alfa Romeo's old test track (now updated as a very modern high spec test facility) was a very special moment for the cars owner and Tim Samways team.
A faultless couple of days with all the cars and a lot of laps under their belts.   
 
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Sussex Trophy Success for Ferrari 246

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Sporting & Historic Cars Win Sussex Trophy
Sporting & Historic Car Engineers had another successful Goodwood Revival winning the Sussex Trophy.
In the last race of the meeting in very wet conditions, the superbly balanced Ferrari 246 was able to power past the competition in the extremely capable hands of Sam Hancock.
Starting from 4th on the grid, Sam steered the famous Ferrari to 2nd by the end of the first lap, ultimately taking the lead with a brilliant and brave move around the outside of Oliver Bryant's Lotus.
With a clear track and less spray from other cars, the Ferrari pulled clear and crossed the line for a very popular win.
Beaming with happiness, Sam Hancock said of the victory " what a superb team effort, I'm thrilled".
 
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3 Generations of Alfa Romeo T33 at Donington

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Sporting & Historic Car Engineers took 3 generations of Alfa Romeo T33 prototypes to Donington for a very successful shakedown / test. Sam Hancock describing how fantastic the TT12 was straight out of the box.
The 3 car line up caused a huge amount of interest with the other competitors and we must have won the award for the best sounding cars!!
We are looking forward to taking them to Italy in October to reunite them with the Balocco testing facility used in period.
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