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Travel topics => Motoring => Topic started by: Rustychain on March 07, 2019, 10:28:48 AM

Title: Pescara GP, 1957...
Post by: Rustychain on March 07, 2019, 10:28:48 AM
I'm sure some people will find this link very interesting. We've driven on some of the roads around Spoltore but didn't know anything of the history...

https://www.motorsportweek.com/joesaward/id/00457?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Title: Re: Pescara GP, 1957...
Post by: GeordieBorn on March 07, 2019, 11:03:36 AM
All the more fascinating to those that know the area! Wonder if a map of the circuit could be dug up? I can see the hill coming down from Spoltore, but wonder which way they went after Capelle sul Tavo to Montesilvano? Thanks for the link…
Title: Re: Pescara GP, 1957...
Post by: Brush Strokes on March 07, 2019, 01:29:01 PM
I read the book about this a few years ago, well worth a read. Some drivers had a very lucky escape on the 'Spoltore bend'.

Link below if interested in reading more.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Road-Race-Pescara-Williams/dp/B00E325ISA/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=the+last+grand+prix+pescara&qid=1551961587&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Road-Race-Pescara-Williams/dp/B00E325ISA/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=the+last+grand+prix+pescara&qid=1551961587&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0)
Title: Re: Pescara GP, 1957...
Post by: GeordieBorn on March 07, 2019, 01:44:30 PM
I read the book about this a few years ago, well worth a read. Some drivers had a very lucky escape on the 'Spoltore bend'.

Link below if interested in reading more.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Road-Race-Pescara-Williams/dp/B00E325ISA/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=the+last+grand+prix+pescara&qid=1551961587&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Road-Race-Pescara-Williams/dp/B00E325ISA/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=the+last+grand+prix+pescara&qid=1551961587&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0)
Thanks. Great if you click "look inside" on Amazon, couple of pages down is a MAP... ;D
Title: Re: Pescara GP, 1957...
Post by: Brush Strokes on March 07, 2019, 04:58:30 PM
There is a monument on the main road between Spoltore and Cappelle Sul Tavo, positioned very near the bend Jack Brabham nearly lost his life. No wonder he says Pescara was the most dangerous of all the Grand Prix road courses.

https://www.google.it/maps/@42.4578083,14.1114318,3a,75y,321.53h,84.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1scfpe3gWEfX3MwCQ8X97JVQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 (https://www.google.it/maps/@42.4578083,14.1114318,3a,75y,321.53h,84.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1scfpe3gWEfX3MwCQ8X97JVQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)


Title: Re: Pescara GP, 1957...
Post by: Relaxed on March 07, 2019, 10:17:39 PM
That's a lovely monument. What an interesting bit of history you have brought to light.
Title: Re: Pescara GP, 1957...
Post by: Relaxed on March 07, 2019, 10:53:19 PM
And I've just checked that this book is available as a Kindle edition for €3.99 so it will be my bedtime reading for a few days.
Title: Re: Pescara GP, 1957...
Post by: Cassius on March 13, 2019, 08:09:28 AM
There is a monument on the main road between Spoltore and Cappelle Sul Tavo, positioned very near the bend Jack Brabham nearly lost his life. No wonder he says Pescara was the most dangerous of all the Grand Prix road courses.

https://www.google.it/maps/@42.4578083,14.1114318,3a,75y,321.53h,84.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1scfpe3gWEfX3MwCQ8X97JVQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 (https://www.google.it/maps/@42.4578083,14.1114318,3a,75y,321.53h,84.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1scfpe3gWEfX3MwCQ8X97JVQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)

We'll definitely look out for that when/if we're down again.........