TWO Giuliettas, three Giulias and late Duetto version gathered in November 2010 in the 2,000-year-old city of Porec (Istria, Croatia) for an 800km tour around the Mediterranean coastline.
Winding roads took them through three islands, two ferry crossings, a 1,400m long bridge and the 1,400m high Ucka mountain. The warm Mediterranean climate made even this late date suitable for driving.
Istria is one of the last undiscovered drivers’ heavens. In two days they covered more than 800km of winding roads and were slowed down only by three vehicles. This is impossible anywhere in Western Europe.
Experienced Scuderia del Portello drivers who participate in all major events from Monte Carlo Historique to Nürburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix came from Italy for a simple drive on public roads. There was noo time keeping, just touring around challenging roads.
The tour ended in Motovun, birthplace of Mario Andretti, who sent his words to entrants: “I’m happy to see an event with classic cars touring through beautiful Istria. I’m certain everyone will enjoy their visit.”