Coppa Florio


Coppa Florio was an Italian car race started in 1900, and renamed in 1905 when Vincenzo Florio offered the initial 50 000 Lira and a cup designed by Polak of Paris. The cup was to be offered the manufacturer that wins four or more of the first seven races, the first race held in 1905. Eventually, the winner was Peugeot (1925), but the race continued under the influence of Lucien Rosengart.

The Brescia race used the « Circuito di Brescia» Brescia-Cremona-Mantova-Brescia. In 1908, the race used the «Circuito di Bologna» Bologna-Castelfranco Emilia-Sant'Agata Bolognese-San Giovanni in Persiceto-Bologna. Since 1914 most of the Coppa Florio was co-organized with the Targa Florio at the Circuito delle Madonie circuit outside Palermo, Sicilia, running four or five laps, 108 km each. Only in 1927 did it move to Saint-Brieuc to honor Peugeot's win in 1925. The winners were:


Winners

Edition Date Circuit Winner Vehicle Time
-- September 10 1900 Brescia Alberto Franchetti
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Panhard & Levassor 12 HP ND
-- 5 September 1904 Brescia Vincenzo Lancia
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Fiat 75 HP 2 laps from 167 km = 372.2 km in 3h12m
I
4 September 1905 Brescia Giovanni Battista Radius
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Itala 112 HP 3 laps from 167km = 500.7 km in 4h46m
II
September 1 1907 Brescia Ferdinand Minoia
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Isotta Fraschini 8 laps from 60km = 485.7 km in 4h39m
III
September 6 1908 Bologna Felice Nazzaro
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Fiat 10 laps from 52km = 528.1 km in 4h25m
IV
May 31 1914 Madonie Felice Nazzaro
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Nazzaro 3giri by 148km = 446.5 km in 8h11m
V
4 September 1921 Brescia Jules Goux
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Ballot 3L 519 km in 3h35m
VI
November 19 1922 Madonie André Boillot
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Peugeot 432 km in 7h09m
VII
27 April 1924 Madonie Christian Werner
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Mercedes-Benz TF 432 km 6:32 a.m.
VIII
May 3 1925 Madonie André Boillot
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Peugeot 540 km 7:32 a.m.
IX
25 April 1926 Madonie Bartolomeo Costantini
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Type 35 Bugatti T 540 km 7:20 a.m.
X
July 17 1927 Saint-Brieuc Robert Laly
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Ariès ND
XI
May 6 1928 Madonie Albert Divo
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Bugatti Type 35 B ND
XII
May 5 1929 Madonie Albert Divo
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Bugatti Type 35 C ND


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