Lancia Stratos Gallery

On the occasion of the victory of Tony Fassina 40 years ago in Sanremo, the brothers Borgogno and the brothers Maiga organized a Lancia Stratos world meeting in the course of this year’s Rally Sanremo. In the middle of this wonderful event? Our friend and photographer Rainer Selzer.


Rainer Selzer about the Lancia Stratos World Meeting

As Lancia Stratos fan a must – visit, where 10 hours by car are no obstacle at all…

2 weeks before: the hotel was booked – the program was downloaded – the countdown was on …a once in a lifetime opportunity …

The arrival of the Lancia Stratos was announced for the Thursday afternoon – the first engines roared and the unmistakable sound pierced marrow and bone. Me with all my camera gear in the middle of action – pure goosebumps feeling included.

The next morning: the Lancia Stratos were waiting in front of the casino for me to drive over this year’s route of the Sanremo Rally. All 20 vehicles drove past me from the launch pad – a perfect backdrop for various photos.

The return took place at around 4pm with subsequent vehicle presentation in the old town, where I was again on the watch. Here, Erik Comas became aware of me and gave me his business card with the request to send him my photos.

Unfortunately I could not attend the evening gala dinner in the casino with many guests of honor – I had actually forgotten my tuxedo ….

On Saturday morning, I set off in bright sunshine by car in the 929 m high situated San Romolo – to wait there in light rain and fog on the Lancia Stratos pack. After an hour delay I finally heard the roar of the engines – the wait had been worthwhile. Then I followed the vehicles into the parking lot of the restaurant Dall’Ava to make some partial mystical fog pictures at the end of the meeting.

It is incredible how fast 3 days passed by, but the effort was totally worth it – nothing to regret. The myth Lancia Stratos is alive and I was allowed to experience this myth in Sanremo and could even capture it with my camera. Wherever the next Lancia Stratos World Meeting will take place – I will be there. Find out more about our photographer Rainer Selzer.


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