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The passing of a Sicilian legend and Targa Florio hero

©Twitter/GoodwoodRRC Sicily and Palermo are mourning the passing of one of their favorite sons, three-time Targo Florio winner Nino Vaccarella - "il Preside Volante" - who died on Thursday at the age of 88. A legend in his own right who knew the mountains surrounding Palermo like the back of his hand, Vaccarella took time off from his duties as a local school teacher to put his knowledge and driving skills to good use and to become the veritable master of the Targa Florio. Vaccarella achieved his first win in the daunting 44-mile open road endurance event with Ferrari in 1965 driving with Lorenzo Bandini, and added a couple more wins with Alfa Romeo in 1971 and in 1975. Revered...
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