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The Targa Florio was never kind to cars, especially big fast cars. There was just too much scenery too close to the road. This is a Ferrari 330P4 which was being driven by Targa specialist and Palermo school teacher Nino Vaccarella with co-driver fellow Ferrari Italian sports car expert Ludovico Scarfiotti on May 14, 1967. However, poor Scarfiotti never got to drive in the race because Vaccarella had a rare accident in the village of Collesano on his second lap, hitting an errant curb that got in the way and blowing two tires.
Vaccarella was a strong local favorite who cemented his reputation in practice when he did a stunning lap some two minutes faster than any other competitor. Once the race started, Vaccarella was well in the lead, as expected but then it all fell apart as can be seen above.