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Modena, 14 May 2002

John & Jan Bosch fastest competitors overall
The third edition of the Modena Centro Ore Classic, starting and finishing at Modena and taking in the Fiorano and Imola racetracks, concluded with the victory of the English Chiles-Mountford team in a 1965 Ford GT40 after four days of competition on the circuits and on the Apennine roads covering a total distance of more than 1000 kilometres.
Christopher Chiles and David Mountford have a lot of experience and good results in previous years like 2nd o/a (1998) and 3rd o/a (2000) in the Tour Auto and 1st  o/a in the 2001 Tour de Espana. Second place in the Speed category went to the Italian team of Tonetti-Silva in a 1965 Bizzarrini 5300 GT, followed by the winners of the first edition, Sandretto-Mollica in a 1963 Jaguar E Coupè. Fastest overall was the Dutch team of John and Jan Bosch in 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competition "Daytona" (s/n 14407), the ex- successful 1972 Tour de France and 1974 24H Le Mans Ferrari. It was very admirable watching John Bosch pushing his Ferrari around Imola and up through the narrow winding special stages. Jan Bosch, father of John: ”…’s incredible to be the co-driver of my son but I really did have fun.”

Of the 48 registered teams which started  the speed section on Saturday 11th of May, there were only 11 retirements in spite of the demanding standard of the event, proving that the cars were well prepared for the different setup requirements of the racetrack and road sections. Cars taking part in an event of this kind have the opportunity to give their best, bringing great pleasure to their drivers as well as to the spectators, who have the rare opportunity to see some of the most beautiful racing cars in several decades in competition.

The top places in the Regularity category (24 cars at the start) went to: 1st Marchesi- Stringhini in a Ferrari 365 GT/4 BB; 2nd Bianci Barisetti-Colle in a Lotus MK II; 3rd Katsaounis-Drouliscos in a Ford Shelby GT350; 4th Olivi-Iotti in a Ferrari 250GT Tour de France and 5th Stanguellini-Confaloni in a Porsche Roadster.

Racing in Modena, Fiorano and Imola
The first stage was all centred on Modena and its environs; the first special section was in the Apennines in the afternoon, followed by a return to Modena through the main streets of the city centre and a show-stage to get the engines really revving in the Novi Sad park. The second stage was the most exciting for all the teams, with the timed trial on the Ferrari S.p.A. test circuit at Fiorano, and continued with two special sections in the Apennines, followed by a break at the Palazzo De' Rossi at Pontecchio Marconi and then the transfer to Riolo Terme. During this second day one of the teams most fancied to win, Cipolli-Grazia in a 1972 De Tomaso Pantera GR4, was forced to retire. Monday 13th brought the 3rd stage focusing on the races on the track at the Imola circuit, where team nr. 18 (Bosch-Bosch) confirmed its position as absolute winner thanks to masterly driving at the wheel of its Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Comp. "Daytona".  The two circuit trials (7+11 laps) and the two special trials at Casola Valsenio were very close-fought, and forced the retirement of two of the event's best-prepared cars: first of all the Ferrari 330 GTO of Voegele-Voegele, which suffered a gearbox failure during the first Imola race, and then the 1965 Sunbeam Tiger of Rino Righi, one of the competition's five organisers.  On Tuesday 14th, the fourth and final stage: after a brief visit to Tuscany with two special sections in the morning and a break in the main square of Porretta Terme, two more crucial special sections in the Modena Apennines before the return to Modena itself, where the cars remained on show in the gardens of the Ducal Palace all evening to delight the fans.

23 particular Ferrari teams participated in the third edition
As in the earlier editions, two thirds of the teams were from Europe and the USA, bringing some really impressive cars: there were 23 Ferraris, including the "four aces": the four Ferrari Daytona's belonging to the series of 15 built between 1971 and 1973, including the three winners of the GT category at the '72, '73 and '74 Le Mans 24 Hour races, which were at Modena in their race colours.  The Ferrari 330 GTO (s/n 4561 SA) and the fabulous Ferrari 250 GTO (s/n 5111 GT) of Paul and Jennifer Pappalardo (USA) and no less than five Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinettas, five 250 GT TdFs and an absolutely superb 1953 Ferrari 250 MM (0310MM) could be admired during the 3. Modena Cento Ore Classic.

There have been also great cars of other brands: a Zagato bodied Alfa Romeo 8C 2300,
a 1936 Alfa Romeo 2,9 MM Corse, a 1953 Maserati A6 GCS and a Maserati 3500 GT, the Ford GT 40 (s/n 1042 P, which was entered Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours and at Le Mans 24 H), a rare ASA Rollbar (s/n 21004), a Porsche 550 RS, an Alfa Romeo Daytona 33………..….an endless list.

The Modena Cento Ore Classic – an event you can’t afford to miss
"After the success of this third edition, we can safely state that the Cento Ore has become an important event for historic car fans from around the world, let's say one of the four or five fundamental competitions: now it only remains for us to get to work on the next edition, since we have already received plenty of enquiries during this year's event…And of course our thanks go to the several hundred people who have been involved in organising the Modena Cento Ore in various ways". These were the first comments of Mauro Bompani, organiser of the Cento Ore Classic together with Renzo Raimondi, Rino Righi, Alberto Barbieri and Carlo Rinaldi.

This is a unique meeting in the Italian context, designed to combine speed with regularity, track races and road trials, a real competitive event through countryside full of cultural and gastronomical delights. During their intervals of relaxation, the participants were able to appreciate extraordinary architectural settings such as the Castle at Panzano, the Palazzo de Rossi, the Castle of Riolo Terme, and Villa Quadra at Bomporto.

If the project calls to mind the celebrated Coppa d'Italia, abandoned in 1988 but never forgotten by its fans, its true roots are to be found in an idea suggested in 1953 by the Modenese club "Circolo della Biella", whose members included the five entrepreneurs, all enthusiasts and experienced drivers, who participated in the famous Tour Auto in France of that year.

Gratitude to the organisers also comes from our photographer Helmut Schnug, who got every possible assistance and who can highly recommend this event as one of his favourites.

”My event calendar is always full of nice events all over Europe, but this event is really outstanding for its friendly character. I have never seen so many participants laughing and joking during four days so it was no wonder that Mauro Bompani and his fabulous working organisation crew got a standing ovation – as usual”.

Particular Ferraris at the Modena Cento Ore Classic 2002

Speed Racer category:


Team Type Year Serial Plate


Voegele/Voegele (CH) 330 GTO 1963 4561SA SZ 903


Pappalardo/Pappalardo (USA) 250 GTO 1963 5111GT GTO 63


Lodge/Merrick (UK) 250 GT SWB 1962 3539GT 250 SPC


Koel/Koel (NL) 275 GTB/C 1965 07641 AH 96 22


Noblet/Prunet (B) 250 GT/L 1964 5915 250 ABX 59


Bosch/Bosch (NL) 365 GTB/4 Comp . 1971 14407 AH 70 05


Franklin/Monteverde (UK) 365 GTB/4 Comp . 1972 15667 365 GTD


Mason-Styrron/Mason-Styrron (UK) 365 GTB/4 Comp . 1972 15681 WRF 756 L


Lindkvist/Jansson (S) 250 GT LWB TdF 1957 0781GT BLB 492


Hueni/Kern (CH) 250 GT LWB TdF 1958 1141GT ZH 4166


Dudley/Dudley (USA) 250 GT LWB TdF 1958 1139GT 878 CUB


Meier/Henderson (CH) 250 GT SWB 1960 2111GT ZH 14880


Dubbini/Mulinelli (I) 250 GT SWB Comp. 1960 1999GT PD 753199


Ulrich/Ulrich (CH) 250 GT SWB 1961 3107GT ZH 74615

Reliability category:


Von Muralt/Costantini (CH) 250 MM PF Berlinetta 1953 0310MM ZH 4102 Z


Olivi/Iotti (I) 250 GT LWB TdF 1958 0793GT Roma P16747


Beltrami/Bettucchi (I) 250 GT LWB TdF 1958 0767GT MO 4659


Bruppacher/Senger (CH) 250 GT SWB 1961 2419GT ZH 42596


Lewis/Lewis (UK) 250 GT “Nembo” Spider 1963 4773GT MO 13943


Peano/Furlan (I) 330 GT 2+2 1964 06237 PD 874196


Small/Small (UK) 275 GTB 1965 06683              19 LML


Stafilopatis/Dolon (GR) 275 GTB/4 GTO rebody 1966 09065 1478


Marchesi/Stringhini (I) 365 GT4 BB 1973 17269 RE 276691

Official results:

Speed (Competition):  period C - D - E - F


Chiles/Mountford   Ford GT 40


Tonetti/Tonetti  Bizzarini 5300 GT


Sandretto/Sandretto  Jaguar E-Type



Dubbini/Dubbini  Ferrari 250 GT SWB Comp. s/n 1999GT



Koel/Koel  Ferrari 275 GTB/C  s/n 07641


Hueni/Kern  Ferrari 250 GT TdF s/n 1141GT


Pappalardo / Papp.  Ferrari 250 GTO  s/n 5111GT


Ulrich/Ulrich  Ferrari 250 GT SWB s/n 3107GT


Lodge/Merrick  Ferrari 250 GT SWB s/n 3539GT


Noblet/Prunet  Ferrari 250 GT/L s/n 5915



Lindkvist/Jansson  Ferrari 250 GT TdF s/n 0781GT



Dudley/Dudley  Ferrari 250 GT TdF s/n 1139GT

Speed (Competition):  period G


Bosch/Bosch  Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Comp. s/n 14407

(the fastest and most powerful team overall - congratulation for their
outstanding and superb performance: Dutch John Bosch and Jan Bosch)

Speed (Competition):  period H


Reis/Roessler   Porsche 911 RS


Franklin / Monteverde  Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Comp. # 15667


Mason-Styrron/Mason-Styrron  Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Comp.  # 15681


Sport (Regularity)


Marchesi/Stringhini Ferrari 365 GT/4 BB  s/n 17269

Bianchi Barisetti/Colle Lotus MK II


Katsaounis/Drouliscos  Ford Shelby GT 350


Olivi/Iotti  Ferrari 250 GT TdF  s/n 0767GT



Peano/Furlan   Ferrari 330 GT 2+2  s/n 6237



Bruppacher/Senger  Ferrari 250 GT SWB s/n 2419GT



Lewis/Lewis Ferrari 250 GT "Nembo” Spider  s/n 4773GT


Small/Small  Ferrari 275 GTB s/n 06683


Helmut Schnug

Alain Buisson

Bjoern Schmidt
Mauro Bompani, John & Jan Bosch
Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Comp. SI s/n 14407
Ford GT40 s/n 1042 & Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Comp. S1 s/n 14407
Ferrari 250 MM PF Berlinetta s/n 0310MM
Ferrari 250 GT SWB s/n 2111GT
Modena Cento Ore Classic impressions
Ferrari 250 GT LWB TdF s/n 0793GT
Modena Cento Ore Classic impressions
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Daytona Coupe s/n 75033.019
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