The is the sound of the gods of motorsport past screaming from an exhaust note.
The first half of the 20th century saw some of the most breathtaking and dangerous car races in the history of motorsport. Some consider that time the glory days. They’re probably right, but that era also had a very dark side that consisted mainly of horrific deaths. Drivers, or pilots, as the Italians called them, died by the handful and spectators who had a habit of standing too close to the course often became victims as race went spiraling out of control.
Cars and humans became entangled into one gory mess. But endurance racing and open-road endurance racing was absolutely thrilling. And like the men who drove them, the cars achieved celebrity status as well.
Perhaps that’s why people today take part in vintage racing with era appropriate cars. Take this 1957 Fiat Abarth Zagato 750 GT Corsa, for example. In a nutshell, it sounds like the gods of motorsport past are screaming from its engine and exhaust note. Its owner is prepping for his latest Mille Miglia vintage rally by driving this old and rare Fiat several hundred miles every month.