Once upon a time in Africa – Italian tales from the Safari Rally

Once upon a time in Africa – Italian tales from the Safari Rally


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When we think of the Safari we all have in our eyes and hearts the images and stories of Miki Biasion and Tiziano Siviero, Sandro Munari, the Lancia Fulvia, Stratos, 037 and Delta. Delta. Of the Fiat 124 and 131 Abarth. In other words, of that top Italian motor racing that has exalted exalted and exalted us in more than twenty years, from the first landing of Lancia in Africa, in 1969, to the Lancia’s first landing in Africa in 1969, up to the third and last victory of the Turin company, won by Kankkunen in 1991 after the Kankkunen in 1991 after the magnificent one-two by Biasion and Siviero in 1988-89. Wonderful stories, exciting, beautiful and sometimes dramatic, just like the great race on which they were painted. on which they were painted. But that’s not all. The Coronation Safari Rally, then East African Safari, then Safari Rally, to mention the three names that have followed one another since 1953, is this today, is this, but also much more. In addition to the great stories, there are a thousand small small-big stories, experienced by Italian and non-Italian crews in Italian cars. Models that it is sometimes difficult to imagine involved at the Safari in what for them was a struggle for survival. a struggle for survival. We’re talking about the Fiat 600, 850, 127, 128, 125, 1100, 1400, 1500, 1800 and 2300, but also about the Alfa Romeo 1750 coupé. Alfa Romeo 1750 coupé; Giulia Ti; Alfasud; Alfetta Gtv. These are the ‘other Italians’, the cars that have helped shape the Italian presence in Africa. and which are described, recounted and relived in Sergio Limone and Sergio Remondino’s book. The all accompanied by magnificent images, most of which come from the McKlein archive.


S. Limone, S. Remondino


224 pages, with photos and images in color and b/w


33 x 24 cm


Hardcover with book jacket


Inglese, Italian

Year of publication


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