The winners of the 2019 “La Leggenda di Bassano–Giannino Marzotto Trophy”were Andrea Giacoppo and Daniela Grillone Tecioiu, from Vicenza in a 1933 Fiat 508 S Coppa d’Oro, who confirmed themselves as champions once again after winning the 2017 and 2018 editions. With more than 600 km of twisty roads through the beautiful Dolomites, 90teams took part in the 25th edition of “La Leggenda di Bassano”which crossed the border into Switzerland and went through 10 Dolomite passes, including the mythical Gavia Pass, for a truly outstanding edition of the regularity race held from June 20 to 23 and organized by the Circolo Veneto Automoto d’Epoca “G. Marzotto”.
La Leggenda di Bassano is a historical motor-racing event, unique in the world because it is reserved exclusively for Sport-Barchetta racing cars built until 1959. The event is included in the international FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Vèhicules Anciens) calendar and the ASI (Automotoclub Storico Italiano) calendar.
The grand finale, after having faced the last trial for the “City of Bassano Trophy”, was held as usual in Piazza Libertà, Bassano del Grappa.
“This year’s edition,” confirms Stefano Chiminelli, President of the Circolo Veneto Automoto d’Epoca “G. Marzotto”, “has shown that those taking part in this competition are true ‘Legends’. They faced a hard stretch through the biggest Dolomite passes that reached its apex in the very difficult climb up the Gavia Pass, which became more arduous as a result of the difficult weather conditions. The great spirit of friendship that exists between these drivers and their constant perseverance obviously made the difference; they covered the demanding route enthusiastically and left everyone with unique memories. My thanks go naturally to all of my team which, through its commitment, made all this possible, and also to the Road Police, the Police Motoclub, the Green Cross, Bassano Rally Racing, our partners, ASI, ACI Vicenza, the Veneto Region and the Municipality of Bassano del Grappa which kindly gave us its patronage, and the public and private institutions that supported us. My special thanks go to the many journalists present, who lived the experience of this unique event. This incredible 25th edition, in memory of brothers Danilo and Renato Calmonte, will certainly remain in history and in our hearts, just like all the others.”
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Overall winners and the various trophies awarded by the organization and the partners:
“Giannino Marzotto Trophy” – General final classification
1st Andrea Giacoppo/Daniela Grillone Tecioiu in a 1933 Fiat 508 S Coppa d’Oro
2nd Roberto Miatto/Maurizio Frasura in a 1929 OM 665 Superba SMM
3rd Vincenzo Bricchetti/Paolo Bricchetti in a 1954 Austin Healey 100/4-BN1
1st Brescia Corse
2nd CVAE (Circolo Veneto Automoto d’Epoca – Veneto Circle of Vintage Cars and Motorbikes )
Città di Bassano Trophy
1st Roberto Miatto/Maurizio Frasura in a 1929 OM 665 Superba SMM
Maria Teresa de Filippis Trophy – Best female team
1st Iria Fernandez/Ana Melon in a 1952 Allard J2X
Drivers Choice Trophy – The most “legendary” car chosed by the participants
1955 Jaguar D-Type driven by Gregor Fisken and Alistair Charles Gillespie.
Pakelo Heroes Trophy
Eddie McGuire/Jim McGuire in a 1930 4.5 litre Bentley Blower
1st Federico Pegorin/Lisa Pierobon in a 1957 Lancia Aurelia B24 S
1st Marcello Gavio/Piero Giovanni Pissavini in a 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Vignale
Alfa Romeo Trophy
1° Bernhard Hübel/Christine Hübel in a 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza
1st Dieter Roschmann/Martin Wolfgschaft in a 1955 Maserati 300 S
1st Elad Shraga/Jonathan Shraga in an 1949 O.S.C.A. MT 4
Young Driver Trophy – Under 18
Giorgia and Giulia Chiminelli.
Giorgio and Tommaso Lombardi.
Lorenzo Brichetti/Ludovico Baglioni in a 1956 Stanga 750 Sport
Special Eberhard prize – Last place
Michel Ananda Covindassamy/Guy Pasquini in a 1953 O.S.C.A. MT 4
“Bonfanti-Vimar” Car Museum special prize
Daniel Ghose/Ana Ghose Polo/Maya Ghose in a 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C Zagato
Dallara “Technology and Innovation” special prize
Josè M. Fernandez/Montse Andrade in a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK
“Veneto – The land of Venice” special prize for the best Italian ambassador of excellence abroad
Frans Van Haren/Leonie Helena Hendriks in a 1936 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A “Botticella”