Here’s a cool video we came across. Who’s heard of the Coppa Ugo Barone? You have now.
The tragic death of the Marquis De Portago in the Mille Miglia of 1957 and the subsequent incidents that took place in Monza and Le Mans led to the closure of all national city circuits, except for Monte Carlo. But in ’62 we finally returned to run in Abruzzo in Città Sant’Angelo with the first Belvedere Cup; and in ’63 completely changed scenery. From Città Sant’Angelo it is definitively passed to Popoli, giving life to the now prestigious Cronoscalata Svolte di Popoli a famous track already at the time of the Mille Miglia, where the most famous gentlemen drivers piloted the most performing cars of the time.
Hence the desire to commemorate the great names of the past and the great brands that made this distant era famous. So here is the birth of the Ugo Barone Cup. A classic re-enactment of the past with the cars that made history. A timeless race.
Classic cars in the Italian countryside! That’s the combination of heaven! What a beautiful event! I would love to go someday. One to add to the bucket list.