23.01.2013 MUSEO'S ALFA ROMEO GIULIA TI SUPER SET TO STAR AT WINTER MARATHON

ALFA ROMEO GIULIA TI

A historically-significant Giulia TI Super, from the Alfa Romeo Historic Motoring collection, has been specially prepared to tackle this year's Winter Marathon at Madonna di Campiglio which takes place this weekend.

The 25th edition of the 'Winter Marathon' will take place this coming weekend (25 to 27 January) at Madonna di Campiglio. This reliability trial for historic cars is, owing to the number or participants and quality cars taking place, is regarded by some as the third most important event of this type in Italy, preceded only by the Mille Miglia and the Gran Premio Nuvolari.

Against the backdrop of the mountains of Trento, the public and fans will be able to admire a Giulia TI Super, from the Alfa Romeo Historic Motoring collection, has been specially prepared to tackle this year's contest which, as usual, is made more difficult, owing to the weather at this time of year.

The Giulia TI Super of 1963 is the most rare and prestigious of the Giulias, the 'ready-to-race' version, of which 501 examples were produced, almost all in "Biancospino" (hawthorn) colour, with the Quadrifoglio emblem on the sides and tailgate and with a 'slimmed down' body to further enhance its outstanding performance.

The 'TI Super' was one of the race cars that permitted the development of a generation of drivers who then passed to the 'bigger' formulas, allowing them to get some attention through the victories and rankings gained at the wheel of this successful Alfa Romeo saloon.

The Giulia TI Super was particularly suited to road racing and it is no coincidence that among its most significant records is the outstanding victory at the 'Tour de France Auto' of 1963 with Masoero and Maurin.

Technically, the Giulia constituted a benchmark in its segment, raising its standards: the Alfa Romeo's four cylinders, twin shaft and excellent dynamic characteristics were epitomised in this body which, as the advertising material of the time had it, was 'designed by the wind'.
 

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