“Vernasca Silver Flag” is not really a hill climb as there’s no time
keeping. It’s more a car show where you can see some of the
most exciting road and race cars driven on a closed road between
Castell’Arquato and Vernasca in Italy.
Every year the event is starring a different manufacturer. Last year
it was Abarth, and this year was dedicated to Ferrari. Around 20
Ferrari from 125 S to 512 M were entered. Ferrari Classiche was
there, showing three cars: the 125S reconstruction, the 166 F2
and a 121 LM coming from Austria. Other interesting entries were
375 MM 0382AM, also from Austria, and the blue/red 500 TRC
0696MDTR of Gabriele Artom.
Apart from the Ferraris, many other high ends cars were there,
including an Alfa Romeo TZ2, a Serenissima Jet Competizione,
some Porsche (550, 910, 956…) and many Abarth.
During the entire weekend and for the three runs from
Castell’Arquato to Vernasca the sun was shining and magnifying
beauty of the cars’ bodies. With the charming countryside of Italy
as background it was a treat for the eyes - and for photographers.
Text & Photos: Thomas Quintin