Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019

On 14th June the 2019 Circuito Citta di Collecchio once again descended on the picturesque hill top town of Collecchio, just south west of Parma in the North of Italy. This year a record number of 60 classic and vintage cars took part in the 3 day event, highlighting the increasing popularity of this very special Italian rally.

Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
Circuito Citta di Collecchio captures the essence of the great historic rallies of yesteryear

Once again the cailbre of the cars that attended the rally at Collecchio’s Village was exceptional with rare automobiles traveling from far and wide to take part in a weekend dedicated to the passion of petrol and of course fine Italian food and beverages.

Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
A stunning Maserati 200 S took part in the weekends gathering of automobile exotica – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
A very rare, fascinating and very beautiful Ermini Sport – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli

On the Friday participants and their cars gathered for a special opening dinner at Villa del Ferlaro, which of course involved an impressive convoy through the countryside.

Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
This superb 1949 Fiat 500 A Barchetta took part in last years event as well – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
Perfect weather for roadster road trips. A rare 1957 Lister Riley leads a Mercedes SL followed by an MGA, with a Lotus Eleven in the distance. – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli

On the Saturday participants were treated to scenic drive from Sala Baganza, through the hills and the Boschi di Carrega nature reserve. The first stop of the day was at the hallowed Dallara factory which now boasts an impressive new museum. After taking in the historic factory the cars made their way to the village of Salsomaggiore Terme for lunch.

Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
Circuito Citta di Collecchio takes over the Dallara factory car park – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
The iconic Lancia 037, a legend of the motorsport world. – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
A holy grail car for fans of the Fiat x1/9… the Fiat x1/9 Dallara! – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
The Miura needs no introduction really – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
A parade at Palazzo Berzieri Thermal Centre in Salsomaggiore Terme – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
Followed by a relaxing lunch – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli

The event then made its way back to the centre of Collecchio to prepare for an evening of displays and of course the special race through the streets of the town itself. Plus there was a special treat for this years event, an exceptionally rare and special Maserati 6 CM Grand Prix racer, which was driven by Carlo Felice Trossi and Luigi Villoresi before the war.

Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
A very special Grand Prix racer awaits spectators in the centre of Collecchio – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
The Maserati 6 CM lines up to open the evenings racing – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
Resting before the evenings racing – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
The official pace car for the race, non other than the Polizia Lamborghini! – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
An all alloy Jaguar Xk150 roadster on the start line – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
The fabulous 1948 Fiat 1100 Stanguellini which took part in last years event, is a very popular car. – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
A Lotus Eleven presented to the spectators at the start line – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli



After an evening of racing and festivities, Circuito Città di Collecchio drew to a close on the Sunday with a final drive out into the Italian countryside. The classic and vintage car convoy traveled out to Sala Baganza once again, making its way to the village of Talignano with a historic Pieve Romanica.

Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
A nice way to spend a Sunday morning driving a Giulietta Spider – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
A break in the village of Talignano – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
The Ermini basking in the morning sunshine – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli

Which brings to a close our highlights of Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019. Once again the event excelled itself with a stunning array of cars. The quality and rarity of some of the participants was second to none. It is no wonder that this is fast becoming the must attend rally in Italy!

Thanks to Event Photographer Alessandro Bertoli for the photos

Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
– Photo © Alessandro Bertoli

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Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
A very cute Fiat Moretti – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
A rare Singer Le Mans – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
An exceptional Alfa Romeo 6 C 1500 – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
A rare Simca Fiat which also took part in last years event – Photo © Alessandro Bertoli
Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2019
– Photo © Alessandro Bertoli

Highlights from the Circuito Citta di Collecchio 2018

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3 Comments

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  2. alessandro bertoli 23rd July 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Niall … fantastic work! I enjoyed all the time spent reading and watching your new article! Thank you for the time you dedicated to made it. Really this year at the rally all the people lived three days of happyness, the cars were rare and special, the weather was perfect, the food and the beverage made all the rest. Your words well explane all this,.. from England. I hope that next year you will be here, to feel, to touch this little event… that’s growing up! We’ll keep in touch soon. Best to you.
    Alessandro

  3. Niall Julian 24th July 2019 at 10:45 am

    Thank you Alessandro! I’m glad you liked the article. Your photos over the weekend really helped to make it. Thanks again! 🙂

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