|Un Giorno da non Dimenticare
1. August 2004
Francesco Aversa, who owns Ristorante Capri in Odense and is the chairman of the danish Fiat 500/600 register, took the initiative to host a Handling day for "people with normal size wallets".
Inspired by the multi-car Handling Day reports in car magazines he invited friends and fellow petrol-heads to a 4-hour test at Ellested KTA on south Funen.
Per Einarsson got his invitation when he met Francesco Aversa at Munkebjerg Hillclimb and was allowed to bring Gert Sterner also. Claus Larsen went along and everybody had a splendid day in the hot sunshine.
The 28 timed entrants - and several others who didn't like to run against the clock - tried their car on the slippery wet-track and had the opportunity to try the fast track before taking a two-lap timed session.
After the venue the three ITR-members drove to Svendborg for burgers at Jette's Diner and then crossed the island for desserts in Kertminde on the north-east coast.
Gert Sterner - Alfa 33 1.7 16V
Per Einarsson - Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce
Claus Larsen - Spectator and video
|Line-up of all the cars and drivers|
|Drivers discussing the track||Per Einarsson, Claus Larsen and Gert Sterner buying ice cream in Kertminde|
|Prefered beverage for top-of-the-line drivers||After first practice the neighbours complained about the noise|
|Fiat 850 Abarth||Fiat 850 Abarth|
|Fiat 850 Abarth||Alfa Romeo 33 16V|
|Alfa Romeo 156||Alfa Romeo GT|
|Renault Alpine||Alfa Romeo Bertone GT|
|BMW 330 CSi||AC Cobra 427|
|Lancia Dedra Turbo||Lancia Delta integrale Evo|
|Ferrari 328 GTS||MG Arkley SS|
|Mini Cooper||Fiat Stilo|
|Fiat Stilo Abarth||VW Touareg|
|Overheating Cobra||Easier to push than to start|
|Pre-race cigarette||Small but fierce cars|
|Calculating the results||Cockpit in an Abarth 850||Francesco Aversa with Cooper|