ROME – The countdown for “Roma Eternal Beauties – the Reb Concours” has started, an event reserved for 70 cars produced between the early 1900s and the 70s scheduled at the Circolo del Golf Roma Acquasanta from 21 to 23 June. A jury is called to evaluate the cars in the race and it will be up to Gianni Letta, politician and journalist, president of the competition jury, to elect the one that, in his personal and unquestionable judgment, is “As beautiful as Rome”.
In the past edition Jill Morris, ambassador of the United Kingdom, awarded a Cisitalia 202 SC from 1947. This year there will be some models that, in addition to representing the history of the automobile, flaunt an absolute and timeless charm. Thanks to the presence of Alfa Romeo it will be possible to admire the 2900 8C and the 33 Stradale from the Arese Museum. For the occasion, the Casa del Biscione will present the new Giulia GTAm.
Spotlight also on the 1937 Lagonda LG45 DHC of the Swiss Hetica Klassik. Among the sports, the oldest racing Lancia in the world: an Epsilon type 58 which ran the Targa Florio in 1913. At the Reb Concours Aci Storico will continue to celebrate 100 years of the eagle brand with Moto Guzzi.
On the inaugural day, Gianni Letta will welcome Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio. The competition stood out last year for having raised funds for the purchase of 3,200 meal vouchers for the Circolo San Pietro, the “Pope’s table” that assists the needy in the capital. After the ribbon cutting and the hymns of the Holy See and the Italian one performed by the Fanfare of the State Police, the “museum” will be open to judges, competitors, guests and visitors. The first winning cars will already be on the 21st day. Antonio Di Bella, Rai correspondent from New York, will choose the most beautiful of the “French” cars on display. The president of the Lazio Court of Auditors, Tommaso Miele, will be responsible for judging the “Porsches”. For the “Americans”, the judgment of Marco Bentivogli, former leader of the CISL metalworkers and current base secretary, will be valid. Numerous special prizes will be awarded.