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Testa Rossas Honored This Sunday at Pebble Beach

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Can you top this? In 2011, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance honored 50 years of the introduction of the 250 GTO, and to commemorate that the show hosted 22 examples of the model, all lined up on display in prime position on the grass verge along the bay – a breathtaking site.

If this year can’t top it, it sure can equal it – 20 examples of this iconic sports racer will be on display on Sunday, August 17, for their first ever serious reunion. Included are the groundbreaking pontoon-fendered 250 TRs, with body designed and built by Sergio Scaglietti, and several of the factory-entered TRs from 1958 through 1961, with bodies by Medardo Fantuzzi.

The history of each of these cars can fill up volumes, as the 250 TRs were raced successfully by private clients all over Europe and America, and the factory-backed TR58s, 59s, 60s and 61s competed in all the major international races, and won.

But Pebble Beach is only the start of this reunion. On Monday, the TRs will gather to begin a “reunion rally” which will take them over the beautiful winding roads of rural California.

We will have a complete report on the TRs at Pebble Beach in the next Cavallino. In addition, a treat – one of the owner/drivers will relate his experiences with his TR on the tour, giving you a first-hand account of what it’s like to drive one of these legends.

The Testa Rossas at Pebble Beach:

1957 250 TR – 0704
1957 250 TR – 0714
1957 250 TR – 0716
1957 250 TR – 0718
1957 250 TR – 0720
1958 250 TR – 0722
1958 250 TR – 0724
1958 TR58 – 0728
1958 250 TR – 0736
1958 250 TR – 0738
1958 250 TR – 0742
1958 250 TR – 0748
1958 250 TR – 0754
1958 250 TR – 0756
1959 TR59 – 0766
1959 TR59 – 0768
1959 TR59/60 – 0770
1959 TR59/60 – 0774
1961 TRI/61 – 0792
1961 TRI/61 – 0794

Major Histories of:

250 TR in Cavallino 67
0704 TR by Jerry McDermott in Cavallino 71
0716 TR by Keith Bluemel in Cavallino 159
0720 TR by Jerry McDermott in Cavallino 79
0738 TR by Bill Noon in Cavallino 94
0748 TR by Marc Sonnery in Cavallino 113
0766 TR by Paolo Mallepelle in Cavallino 42
0768 TR by Pete Lovely in Cavallino 66
250 TRI 60/TRI 61 Development by Paul Frere in Cavallino 62

Source: Info from your staff. List courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Images from Keith Bluemel.

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