Hometown Hero

Nino Vaccarella was one of many Italian hotshoes who graced the seats of works Ferrari F1 and sports cars between the 1950s and the 1970s. Vaccarella though holds a special place in Ferrari folklore, in particular for his performances on the mighty Targa Florio. As a Palermo school teacher who lapped the 72km (45 mile) Piccolo Madonie course each evening after work, he had an advantage over his opposition and used it to good effect when he won the race in 1965 sharing with Lorenzo Bandini. In 1967 though he was out of luck. Four days after Bandini's death Ferrari sent just one 330P4 to Sicily for Vaccarella to share with Ludovico Scarfiotti. Fastest in practice, Vaccarella started as favourite and here he leads out of Campofelice through the first lap, at the end of which he was more than a minute ahead of the less powerful but more nimble Porsche 908s. As he exited the village of Collesano on lap 2 he lost concentration and hit a kerb, forcing instant retirement. Nino would return to win the Targa again for Alfa Romeo in 1971 and 1975 and lives in peaceful retirement in his hometown of Palerm

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