Directed By
Philip Walsh
English, Italian (English Subtitles)
Documentary Feature

A Sicilian Dream

The Targa Florio was a Sicilian mountain road race that, in 1906, gave birth to an era of motorsport still going today. Dreamt up by the younger son of a Sicilian Dynasty, Vincenzo Florio, it ran until 1977 and was considered both totally insane and an absolute must by drivers and manufacturers alike. Pistons Passions Pleasures - A Sicilian Dream is a film that journeys into the heart of this story - exploring its intrigue and revelations. We're taken on this journey with one of Italy's preeminent dreamers 'Francesco da Mosto' accompanied by racing driver Alain de Cadenet with his 1931 Alfa Romeo 8c supercharged racing car reputedly driven by Nuvolari in the Targa event.

Pistons Passions Pleasures - A Sicilian dream is a beautiful film that brings together the man, the race and the island. It takes us into the drama of the Belle Epoque and the mountains and villages of a striking Sicilian landscape. It takes us into the thrills of an era defining race that's too dangerous to run today, and into the hearts of the people who remember... and it tells of Vincenzo Florio - the philanthropist dreamer - who started it all, at his own expense...

Tuesday, July 19 at 3:15PM in The Toby Saturday, July 23 at 3:15PM in DeBoest Lecture Hall