AU­TO­MO­BILIA Col­lectible Mod­els / Life­style / Book and DVD Re­views – Edited by Al­lan Wal­ton WIN an AUTOART Lam­borgh­ini Gal­lardo T

Work­ing along­side famed Kiwi test driver, Bob Wal­lace. Bal­boni would even­tu­ally be­come the com­pany’s chief test driver and, on his re­tire­ment in 2008, Lam­borgh­ini pro­duced a se­ries of 250 Valentino Bal­boni edi­tion Gal­lar­dos — as spec­i­fied by Bal­boni, thes

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Af­ter read­ing this month’s fea­ture on Auck­land’s Citroën van–based barista, read­ers should have a taste for French roast — so, see if you can iden­tify all th­ese Citroëns.

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his is an­other in Ve­loce’s WSC Gi­ants se­ries. In it, Terry O’neill takes a straight­for­ward look at the de­vel­op­ment and race his­tory of the four-litre V-2 Fer­rari sports racer that ran and won on cir­cuits across Europe and, par­tic­u­larly, in the US be­tween 1994 and 2003.

The 333 SP pro­ject was largely the brain­child of ‘Mr Momo’ — Gianpiero Moretti. How­ever, af­ter the car found a few buy­ers in the States and showed it could make some win­ning per­for­mances, sup­port from Maranello picked up — al­though the car was es­sen­tially a ve­hi­cle for pri­vate-owner teams.

The 333 SPS scored an ex­cel­lent win at the Se­bring 12 Hour and man­aged vic­tory at the 24 Hours of Day­tona, but they never made the grade at Le Mans. Even­tu­ally, some 40 cars were built and, by the time it was put out to grass, the model had won 47 races and 12 cham­pi­onship ti­tles: chas­sis No. 001 even ap­peared in the Day­tona three-hour race in 2002, eight years af­ter it had been built!

O’neill cov­ers each race that saw one or more 333 SPS on the grid, with a short re­port and an an­nual re­sults sum­mary. There are plenty of pho­to­graphs in the book, too, but my only grizzle is that the im­ages and re­sults show only 333 SPS — with good com­pe­ti­tion com­ing from Panoz and Ri­ley & Scott in the US and Lola–ford and Courage–porsche across Europe, it would have been good to see some cov­er­age given to the cars the 333 SPS were up against.

None­the­less, this is a good ad­di­tion to a valu­able se­ries of books.

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