Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Red Ribbon Trophy - Racing In France

by Mike -

The Dix Mille Tours (Ten Thousand Laps) is a series of historic races at the Paul Ricard circuit in France held on October 13 this year.

Iso Grifo A3/C, chassis No. 0222

One of these races, the Trofeo Nastro Rosso (Red Ribbon Trophy), included an Iso Grifo A3/C and a Bizzarrini GT 5300. This race is for all Italian GT and sports race cars built up to 1966.

Other cars in this race were two Maserati 300S, several Ferraris (250 GT and 275 GTB) and an Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ.

Bizzarrini GT 5300

Ferrari 275 GTB on the left and Bizzarrini GT 5300 on the right

Maserati 300S

Ferrari 275 GTB/4

The Iso Grifo A3/C driven by Alberto Francioni and Fredy Barth won both races even though it started from the back of the pack. This is the same Iso Grifo A3/C (chassis No. 0222) that won its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1965. This must be one terrific car - still winning after all these years.

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