Modena’s Piazza Grande is the Cento Ore finish line and this is where the finishers rolled into after a 100 hours of racing and speed trails last week – the Piazza a welcome sight for competitors after an intense four day’s of racing.
The elation is clear, 22 cars never made it to the finish line this year, but 47 entries in Competition made it, and 22 in Regularity.
100 hours is tough on both the cars and the crews, and finishers (especially the brits) were not without a few scrapes and bumps but the scenery, circuits and close road stages all leave indelible, lasting memories. The event is exciting, at times heart-stopping alternated by blissful dining and dancing experiences.
At the grand awards evening held at the Cortile d’Onore of the Modena Military Academy. The following winners were crowned:
The winners of the 2019 Modena Cento Ore:
In the Competition Section for cars registered before 1965, the first prize goes to crew number 5, the Britons Richard and Claire Cook and their 1963 AC Shelby Cobra 289.
In the Competition Section G/H/I the award is for the Belgian crew number 31 with Glenn Janssens and Tom De Geetere on the 1981 Porsche 911 SC.
The “Index of Performance” ranks as winner crew number 30, the Germans Albert and Julius Otten on 1939 BMW 328 Roadster.
In the Special Class “50’s Sports Car” the prize goes to number 28, the American and English Marc Mezey and Jack Chatham on 1955 Austin Healey 100/4 M.
Crew 108 with Earnst Schroeder and Philipp Rüppell on 1961 Porsche 356 B, made it to the middle step of the podium for the Regularity Section.
Among the Teams, team M66 wins the Competition Section while the Regularity Section goes to Bulles & Rires.
Within the ladies, the Competition Section’s top stand on the podium belongs to crew 59, the English Sharlie Goddard and Suzy Harvey on 1969 Morgan Plus 8, while the Regularity is for the German team 107, Ute Otten and Brigit Saget on 1960 Porsche 356 B Roadster.
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