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Palermo, Sicily, May 6th.
Once again motor racing in the Grand Manner took place in Sicily when the forty-sixth Targa Florio was held on the rugged mountain circuit, and the Northern part of the island became its glorious annual chaotic state. In last year's report in Motor Sport I went into the details of the way the Targa Florio is run, the circuit and its condition, and the general atmosphere that is so special to the race, so there is no point in repeating myself, for Sicily was in full bloom, the sun was shining, the cars were roaring, and the whole Targa Florio atmosphere was well up to standard. The only disappointment was that Stirling Moss was not there with the rear-engined sports Ferrari he has bought, his Goodwood crash still laying him low.