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WINTER MARATHON
24 - 27 JANUARY 2019

WINTER MARATHON

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THE EBERHARD & CO. EVENTS PROGRAM STARTED WITH ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING MOTORING EVENTS DEDICATED TO THE WORLD OF VINTAGE CARS. EBERHARD & CO. PARTICIPATED, AS MAIN SPONSOR AND OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPER, IN THE 31ST EDITION OF THE WINTER MARATHON, THE MOST EAGERLY-AWAITED WINTER EVENT IN THE WORLD, THE REGULARITY RACE EXCLUSIVELY FOR HISTORIC CARS BUILT BEFORE 1968 AND RALLY CARS MANUFACTURED PRIOR TO 1976.

EBERHARD & CO. RECORDED THE TIMES FOR THE COMPETITION, INVOLVING THE PUBLIC AND PARTICIPANTS, AND IT HAS BEEN A PROTAGONIST IN THE MUCH-AWAITED TROPHY ON THE FROZEN LAKE AT MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO. THE DIRECT ELIMINATION CHALLENGE HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO THE TOP 32 CLASSIFIED TEAMS, WHO HAD NEGOTIATED FROZEN PASSES, BENDS AND CLIMBS. PRIZES HAVE BEEN AWARDED BOTH FOR THE TEAM THAT WINS THE EBERHARD TROPHY AND FOR THE OVERALL WINNERS OF THE EVENT. GUIDO BARCELLA AND OMBRETTA GHIDOTTI, IN A 1963 PORSCHE 356 A COUPÉ, HAVE WON THE WINTER MARATHON. DIVIDED INTO TWO LOOPS, AND GIFTED WITH MAGNIFICENT WEATHER FEATURING CLEAR SKIES, NO SNOW, BUT BITTER COLD THROUGHOUT THE TWO DAYS, AND SOME -14 DEGREES ON THE PORDOI PASS. IN TOTAL, COMPETITORS COMPLETED 420 KM OVER SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROADS OF THE TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE, WITH STUNNING VIEWS OF THE DOLOMITES. SECOND PLACE WENT TO THE CREW OF FRANCO SPAGNOLI AND GIUSEPPE PARISI IN A 1938 FIAT 508 C, WHILE THE FINAL PODIUM PLACE WAS AWARDED TO GIANMARIA AGHEM AND ROSSELLA CONTI IN A 1965 LANCIA FULVIA COUPÉ 1.2. 100 CARS HAD ENTERED, 94 WERE AT THE START.

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THE BRIGHT SUNSHINE ALLOWED SPECTATORS TO FULLY ENJOY THE SPECTACULAR MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO FROZEN LAKE EBERHARD TROPHY (TROFEO EBERHARD DEL LAGO GHIACCIATO), THE EXCITING KNOCKOUT CHALLENGE RESERVED TO THE TOP 32 CREWS, WON THIS YEAR BY ALBERTO RIBOLDI AND PAOLO SABBADINI IN A 1933 FIAT 508 S BALILLA SPORT, WHO PREVAILED, TO BE A ‘FAMILY-FINAL’ OVER RICCARDO AND FEDERICO RIBOLDI IN A 1939 FIAT 508 C, ALBERTO’S SON AND BROTHER RESPECTIVELY. THIRD PLACE WENT TO MARCO GATTA IN HIS 1959 PORSCHE 356 A COUPÉ.
ALONG WITH THE ORGANISERS, MARIO PESERICO, EBERHARD & CO. MANAGING DIRECTOR, AND THE GUEST OF HONOUR AND BRAND AMBASSADOR MIKI BIASION, WORLD RALLY CHAMPION, PRESENTED THE WINNERS WITH THE AWARDS.