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July 29, 2014

An incredible Alfa Romeo at 2014 Historical Revival of the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti

The Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti was established by the Automobile Club of Belluno, which is still the runner of the historic revival as regularity rally, since 1972. From 2013 the organization was committed to Meet Comunicazione, former Mille Miglia co-organiser from 2008 to 2012.


The 2014 event was held July 17 to 20 and saw the extraordinary participation of the 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione. The second of just two built, the car carries chassis number 920.002 and was designed and hand built by the Alfa Romeo racing department.


The car made two Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti, four Mille Miglia appearances and two Targa Florio runs with considerable success across the board.


- April 5, 1948: built by Alfa Romeo
- April 5, 1948: Franco Rol
- May 2, 1948: Mille Miglia (#20, Rol/Gaboardi, accident)
- July 11, 1948: Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti (#177, Franco Rol, 5th overall)
- March 19, 1949: Giro di Sicilia – Targa Florio (#335, Rol/Richiero, 2nd overall)
- April 24, 1949: Mille Miglia (#648, Rol/Richiero, 3rd overall)
- July 17, 1949: Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti (#133, Franco Rol, 3rd overall)
- July 24, 1949: Susa – Moncenisio (#78, Franco Rol, 2nd cat. Sport over 1.100).
- August 15, 1949: Circuito di Pescara (#16, Franco Rol, 1st overall)
- August 28, 1949: Aosta – Gran San Bernardo (#68, Franco Rol, 3rd cat. Sport over 1.100)
- April 2, 1950: Giro di Sicilia – Targa Florio (#45, Rol/Richiero, 7th overall)
- April 22, 1950: Mille Miglia (#720, Rol/Richiero, retired)
- April 28, 1951: Mille Miglia (#419, Rol/Munaron, retired)


The Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti was a car race on public roads open to traffic, which was run in the Dolomite Mountains of northern Italy for ten years from 1947 to 1956. It took place along an anti-clockwise circuit that was 304 km (188 miles) long and usually took about 3 to 4 hours to complete the one lap that made up the race distance, with the start and finish in the town of Cortina d'Ampezzo. The circuit went through many Italian towns, and it had nearly 2,000 meters (2 km, 1.25 miles, or 6,600 feet) of elevation change- more than 6 1/2 times that of the Nürburgring and the Isle of Man TT track. The official name of the race has changed over the years. In 1947, it was known as the "Coppa delle Dolomiti", from 1948 to 1950 it was known as the "Coppa Internazionale delle Dolomiti", and in 1951 it was renamed the "Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti".


AUTOMOTIVE MASTERPIECES will celebrate the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti  with a special virtual exhibition in 2017 in honor of the 70th anniversary of its first race. The eligible cars are those that participated the historical race from 1947 to 1956. 


You can see another amazing car that has recently joined the lab and run the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti in 1947: the 1940 Auto Avio Costruzioni 815 (#165, Beltrachini/Civettini, 28th overall). Enzo Ferrari's first car. Alberto Ascari's car.  The 815  also run the Mille Miglia in 1940, 1947 and 1948.

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