When we talk about Safari we all have in our eyes and hearts images and stories of Miki Biasion and Tiziano Siviero, of Sandro Munari, of Lancia Fulvia, Stratos, 037 and Delta. Of Fiat 124 and 131 Abarth.
In other words, the top Italian motor racing that has exalted itself and exalted us in more than twenty years, from the first landing of Lancia in Africa, in 1969, up to the third and last victory of the Turin Company, conquered by Kankkunen in 1991 after the magnificent one-two of Biasion and Siviero in 1988-89.
Wonderful, exciting, beautiful and sometimes dramatic stories, just like the great race on which they were painted. But that's not all. The Coronation Safari Rally, then East African Safari, then Safari Rally, to mention the three denominations that have followed one another since 1953, is this, but also much more.
In addition to great stories, in fact, there are a thousand small-big stories, experienced by Italian and non-Italian drivers on Italian cars. Models that it is sometimes difficult to imagine engaged on Safari in what for them was a struggle for survival.
We are talking about Fiat - 600; 850; 127; 128; 125; 1100; 1400; 1500; 1800; 2300 - but also about Alfa Romeo 1750 coupé; Giulia Ti; Alfasud; Alfetta Gtv.
These are the "other Italians", cars that have contributed to shaping Italy's presence in Africa and which are described, recounted and relived in Sergio Limone and Sergio Remondino's book.
All this is accompanied by wonderful images, most of which come from the McKlein archive.
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