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Nino Vaccarella

Nino Vaccarella. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Nino Vaccarella. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Nino Vaccarella. Copyright Paolino Canzoneri, 2009. Used with permission.

Nino Vaccarella. Copyright Paolino Canzoneri, 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

04 Mar 1933
Palermo, Sicily

Nationality:

Italy

Grands Prix:

4 (1961-1965)

A living legend in Sicily through his racing exploits. He is now retired from driving and business. A qualified, but not practising lawyer, he is now often seen at historic events. Vaccarella won what was considered by both himself and his fellow Sicilians as his event - the Targa Florio - three times; in 1965, 1971 and then 1975. He also won the Nurburgring 1000kms in 1964, which was the same year that he won at Le Mans and then in 1970, he also won the Sebring 12 Hours. Nino started racing after his father died, beginning in hillclimbing in 1956, driving his father's car. After his last Targa win in 1975, Vaccarella quit racing.

Biography last updated 7 Mar 2016