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#1 USA Diligence

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 17:08

I recently read an article about a rooftop test track at Fiat in Turin in 1921. Pictures included banked turns and everything. I found this fascinating and wondered how long this was used and whether anyone was killed (looked very dangerous)

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Chad Struer

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#2 Alan Cox

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 17:23

One or two references on previous threads, Chad.
http://forums.autosp...w...t=0&start=0
http://forums.autosp...amp;hl=lingotto


#3 chdphd

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 17:27

You may enjoy this:

#4 USA Diligence

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 20:20

Thanks for the links. I love this forum! Never fail to answer the questions I stumble across...

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#5 macoran

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 20:38

Have you Googled "FIAT Lingotto plant" ?

#6 GMACKIE

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 22:01

One of my most memorable driving experiences, was a drive around that [Lingotto] track, in a Lancia Lambda.

It was during the 75th Anniversary of the Lambda in 1996. Special permission was granted for us to drive around the historic FIAT track, situated on the roof. Even the drive up the spiral concrete roadway, which lead to the roof, was an wonderful experience.

#7 fbarrett

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 00:40

Wasn't the Milan Auto Show held there? I seem to recall being there in about 1998 and finally realizing where I was!

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#8 David McKinney

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:56

The Milan auto show held in Turin? Seems unlikely

#9 fbarrett

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 16:45

OK, brain fade. Must have been the Turin show...

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#10 geoffg

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 02:41

From a visit and a walk upstairs:

http://gallery.me.com/geoffreyg#100117

#11 GMACKIE

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 03:08

Great photos, geoffg! Brought back memories of 15 years back [see post #6].

#12 geoffg

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:30

Great photos, geoffg! Brought back memories of 15 years back [see post #6].


Any photos? Must have been a wonderful event.

#13 D-Type

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 14:27

I know this was primarily a test track but were any races held there?  I vaguely remember seeing photos of racing cars circulating, but they may have just been bare chassis being tested.