Teodoro Zeccoli and his 33 FLERON 50 years later!!
1967 Inside the Autodelta buildings in Settimo Milanese the new 33/2 was being assembled.. the first of a group of winning cars.
Teodoro Zeccoli, Ing. Chiti's dedicated test driver together with several other test drivers had the privilege to drive this car at Balocco, proving ground owned by Alfa Romeo.
In March of the same year, Teodoro Zeccoli took part to the first race with the 33/2 the hill climb competition in Fléron, Belgium.
First race and first victory for the 33/2 and from that very moment the was named “33 Fléron”!
2017 May 2017 Imola Scuderia del Portello Guest House A Grand Reunion of Champions
Renzo, our Italian co-editor and Italian translator, was very glad to give to Teo the drowing of the 33
Great emotion for everybody but specially for Teodoro, who felt at the center of the general kindness of really a bunch of fans asking him an autograph.
But the excitement of the day were not yet at an end with the many and many autographs asked to the calm and dazed Teo.
The greatest emotion for everybody, but specially for Teo was to see him in the cockpit of his 33 Fléron!
50 years later just with his same auto!!!!!!
Scuderia del Portello, the racing Team for Alfa Romeo oldtimers, was at Imola for the annual Historic Minardi Day, with the original 33 Fléron, for the 50 years anniversary of the Fléron Victory.
Suddenly, in that afternoon, Teodoro Zeccoli himself appeared togheter his son Andrea at the circuit; Yes, just him, the great Teodoro!
Great emotion inside the Scuderia del Portello Guest House for that unexpected presence; till that moment only few people knew the surprise.
But let's have a flash back; how did it happen that exciting and particular event?
At the beginning of 2017 I had the pleasure to know Giovanna Scaglione who spoke me about Teodoro Zeccoli and that he lived in Imola with his family.
When, after a few weeks, Andrea Cajani (Events and Drive experience Chief at Scuderia del Portello) called to invite me for the Historic Minardi Day, I asked him: “Andrea, do you know who lives in Imola? No? But the great Teodoro Zeccoli! And as you are in Imola with the 33 Fléron for its 50 years anniversary, why don't you call Teo and invite him for the event?Now he is 88 years ald and wouldn't go anywere else but for a short drive to Imola circuit.
Andrea, who is a great event organizer, accepted my idea with great enthusiasm; and now we are in Imola with Teodoro Zeccoli sitting inside his 33 exacly 50 years later!!!!
A multitude of people around Teo and his car, shooting photos and acclaiming him.
Teo, very excited and happy, got strongly the steering wheel in his hands, then he settled confortly on the seat, gripped the gear shift and.... if the keys were on the dashboard he would had switched on the engin and fly over the circuit!!!
GREAT TEO, and thank you for all emotions you gave us!!!!!!
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