The 28th edition of the Nuvolari Grand Prix, one of the world’s most important traditional regularity races, which has become an unmissable event for fans from all over the world, has come to an end. This Grand Prix is not just a sports competition, but also offers culture, tourism and Italian excellence and stands out for its attractive route, attentive hospitality and the original format of the trials.
All the winners were hosted at the Teatro Bibiena in Mantua on Sunday for the awards ceremony. The Andrea Vesco and Andrea Guerini crew, in a 1934 Fiat 508 S Balilla Sport, were called on stage to receive their award for the fourth time, and the third consecutive time in the event’s history. They were followed closely behind right to the very end by the duo Giovanni Moceri and Daniele Bonetti who won second place in a 1954 Fiat 1000/103, while the bronze medal went to Giuliano Canè and Lucia Galliani in a 1938 Lancia Aprilia.
In addition to the three best crews, the best teams of the 2014 edition were also called to the podium: the Italian “Loro Piana Classic” and the foreign team “The Swiss”, obviously very proud to be awarded by a Swiss brand… Federica Bignetti and Luisa Ciatti, who were competing with the number 213, won the Ladies’ Cup in a 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce.
The Classicteam Eberhard, an exceptional partner with which watchmaker Eberhard & Co has chosen to share its passion for classic cars since 2010, won second place overall as the team obtaining numerous placements in the first 50 places. The excellent positions of the duos Gamberini-Moretti in a 1937 Lancia Aprilia, in fourth place in the overall classification, and Loperfido-Renna in a Fiat 1500 6C, in seventh place overall, are also worthy of mention. The first place for a foreign crew went to the duo Mueller – Manetsch, also from the Eberhard Team.
The duo Gamberini-Moretti also achieved first place in the 2014 Major Events Championship (won last year by Fontanella – Covelli, also from the Classicteam Eberhard).
It is a story made of time, of passion and challenges that unites Eberhard & Co. with the great “Nivola” and the famous Gran Premio named after him. The prestigious Swiss Maison, specialising in the manufacture of high-tech timepieces, dedicated a special collection to the greatest legend of all time in motor sports as part of its wide range of timepieces, and since that moment has become the event’s official timekeeper and partner (1991). Also this year Eberhard will tick the time that leads to the starting grid of the new edition in style and elegance, adding the charm of its recent new products.
Eberhard & Co. presented the first preview of a new model in the Tazio Nuvolari collection, a line that is an expression of the historical bond of Eberhard & Co. with the world of vintage cars, now enriched for the first time by a “two-hands” model. Tazio Nuvolari Solo Tempo is an automatic watch with stainless steel case (ø 42.50 mm) and distinctly sporty look, offered with black dial with a “perlée” area divided by 12 luminescent Arabic numerals profiled in red, date display, the driver’s signature and the initials “TN” on the white carapace situated on the opaque black central zone. The steel bezel is characterised by a steel circular insert coated in PVD, with relief indexes.
The “Tazio Nuvolari” timepieces are created and manufactured with a design philosophy inspired by the dashboard instruments of racing old-timers. The cockpit of the extraordinary cars in which the “Flying Mantuan” won many victories was, for the Eberhard technicians, a real source of guidance and solutions, both aesthetic and functional. The instruments housed in the dashboard had to comply with the requirements of simplicity, clarity, ease of reading, accuracy, weather and vibration-proofing. The mechanics, design and performance are fundamental aspects in motorsport as they are in high-end watchmaking.
(Source: Eberhard & Co.)