Sep 30 2009
Grand Prix Legends Targa Florio Track Released
Now, you all know my enthusiasm for classic Motor Racing and historic Formula 1 in particular, well the news that the Grand Prix Legends community have been waiting all year (and more) for is finally here.

The most hotly anticipated homebrew add on track for the game was released yesterday.

The Targa Florio.

If you don't know about the Targa Florio then you have some reading to do, but it was a road race that took place every year on the island of Sicily on a circuit 277 miles (446 km) long.

Oh, and Stirling Moss won it too.

Like many other circuits and races it was banned following serious accidents and deemed far too dangerous as cars got faster and faster.

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Wikipedia Entry

1969 Targa Video

Honestly, if it had been released before I had left for work I would have taken the day off, and I haven't done that since I was a young man in my early 20s. That time it was to play the Amiga games John Madden Football and Microprose Formula 1 Grand Prix.

That track has been such a long time coming for several reasons, obviously the production team have been around what is left of the original track and have coded it line by line, but also the original game would not allow tracks longer than 14miles, so before the track could be released we had to wait for a patch that would allow long tracks.

Once that was done the Targa Florio became a reality.

Now I just have to learn the 567 corners and I'll be good to go.

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