Posted 27 March 2012 - 14:14
A talented race car driver, Vincenzo Auricchio won his class in the Italian Sportscar Championship in 1947 driving a Stanguellini. He competed until the mid-1950s at the wheel of different machinery such as a Maserati A6GCS, a Cisitalia-Abarth 204a, a Ferrari 166MM and a Fiat 8V, taking part in eight editions of the Mille Miglia. In 1947 he scored one outright win in the Circuit of Pescara - Coppa Acerbo, in a 1.1-litre Stanguellini beating more powerful cars as Franco Cortese's Ferrari and Felice Bonetto's Maserati.
No results are available after 1955, possibly he decided to quit racing.
On 12 July 1970 a powerboat driver by the name of Vincenzo Auricchio lost his life in an accident during an European Championship race on the Lecco Lake. He was reported to be a 54-year old industrialist from Naples, who lived in Cremona. Here is the Motorsport-Memorial page on him:
I'm convinced that he could be the same person.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 17:46
Posted 28 March 2012 - 20:39
Posted 29 March 2012 - 16:21
According to the wikipedia page
his grandson by the same name managed the company until the early 2000s!
He was born in 1914, so he raced the Alfa Romeo in his twenties.
Vincenzo Auricchio (born 1916) could be his brother.
Gennaro Auricchio's Wikipedia page does not mention any brother...
Posted 11 April 2012 - 15:10
Several years later he moved to powerboat racing.
The driver named Gennaro Auricchio who raced in the 1920s and 1930s was not his brother, but an elder member of the family (an uncle).
Source: Auricchio family.
Edited by Nanni Dietrich, 11 April 2012 - 15:11.