The Abarth 124 rally marks its Italian hill-climb debut
Abarth's 70th anniversary was the key theme of the "Cesana-Sestriere Experience", the major event that attracts hundreds of classic car enthusiasts and drivers competing in the hill-climb championship every year. This year, celebrating the anniversary of the Brand's foundation, a large number of Abarth cars took part and were the stars of the famous parade.
Abarth cars of all eras featured in the parade, including classic cars such as the famous 1964 Abarth 2400 Coupé, used by Carlo Abarth himself as his "runabout".
The Cesana-Sestriere is also an important event in the hill-climb calendar, valid both for the European and the Italian hill-climb championships, and 150 drivers competed along the hairpin beds of the 10.4 kilometre course that winds its way from Cesana Torinese (altitude 1,300 metres) to the Sestriere Pass (2,035 metres above sea level).
The race marked the Abarth 124 rally's Italian hill-climb debut, although the Scorpion spider has already been competing in the biggest American hill-climb events for a couple of seasons, including participation in the ionic Pikes Peak race.