Targa Florio Charity Film Night

Targa Florio film title

Charity Night in aid of Action for A-T a great success!

More than 100 motor sports fans turned out on a frosty night to the Haslemere Hall to support the charity film night in aid of Action for A-T on Wednesday 24th February. This was a showing of ‘Pistons, Passions and Pleasures – a Sicilian Dream’, a film about the Targa Florio by Upfolds Media. To add a bit of set dressing for the evening the Hall’s lay-by was graced by the presence of a Fraser Nash Targa Florio replica and a D-type Jaguar, both from the Robert Lewis collection.

Dave Biggins, the film’s producer, entertained the audience with stories of the film’s genesis and production, John Markey of H&H Classics (co-sponsors of the evening) told of his experiences as a driver on the Targa at the end of the 1960s. In all the evening raised £1,000 for Action for A-T whose chief executive, Sean Kelly, thought it was a great evening and a different way of helping the charity’s coffers.

Thanks to all who supported the event, including fellow sponsor Thomas Brimblecombe of Classic Grand Touring who even now is planning “a Targa Tour” for next year for those who like classic cars to be driven and not just looked at in dusty museums.

Many thanks also to Howard Bicknell and all at the Haslemere Hall for supporting the event and helping me indulge my wish to see motor sports on the big screen.

Report by Martin Coakley, Event Organiser


“Pistons, Passions, & Sicilian Pleasures”
A film by Upfolds Media

Created in 1906 by the wealthy pioneer racing driver and automobile enthusiast, Vincenzo Florio the Targa Florio, the worlds’ first sports car racing event, was an open road endurance race held in the mountains of Sicily near Palermo.

is a theatrical documentary about the rise and fall of the Florio dynasty in Sicily, the longest running road race in the world from 1906 to 1977 and the memories of personalities who watched and took part in these incredible races

Le Mans racing driver ALAIN DE CADENET and FRANCESCO DA MOSTO (star of BBC TV’s series about Italy) together tell the story of the Targa Florio in a dramatic race film style.

Copies of “Pistons, Passions, & Sicilian Pleasures” available for sale on DVD





To complement this excellent automotive film, Targa Florio charity film night features an abundance of significant raffle prizes which include tickets for Chateau Impney Hill Climb, the autobiography of Porsche 917-023 and a year’s subscription to Motor Sport, as well as DVDs of the film, t-shirts from Action for A-T and delicious Italian foods and wines!



The Haslemere Hall
Bridge Road
GU27 2AS



Wednesday 24th February 2016 @ 7.30p.m



Stalls – £6.50, Tiered – £8.50 (& booking fee @ 50p) are available from:

The Haslemere Hall box office
Tel: 01428 661793
Email: boxoffice@haslemerehall.com
Website: www.haslemerehall.co.uk



H and H Auctioneers H&H Classics Ltd
Tel: 01428 607899
Email: info@handh.co.uk
Website: www.classic-auctions.com
Classic Grand Touring logo Classic GT tours Ltd
Tel; 01483 281282
Email: info@classicgt.co.uk
Website: www.classicgt.co.uk




Action for A-T Charity

 Action for A-T



For more information please contact Martin Coakley

mail: mcoakley@letgroup.co.uk

Tel: 07711 562071