Modena Cento Ore: the Brandoli Special Prize goes to the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione, #16425

News from the 2019 edition Awards Night!

8 June 2019

Piazza Grande in Modena is, for many Modenese people like us, an extraordinary place thanks to the splendid Italian architectural works of art surrounding it.

As well as the beauty there’s the emotion of being in a city where Italian motor sport was born.

It’s easy to imagine Enzo Ferrari, Stanguellini or the Maserati brothers walking on the same cobbles that on 8 June 2019 were driven over by the cars crossing the finishing line of the Modena Cento Ore (Hundred Hours Race), welcomed by a huge crowd.

…100 Hours which were special also for us at Brandoli!

Photo: Awarding the Brandoli Special Prize

The Brandoli Special Prize

The Awards Night, the conclusion in style of the 2019 Modena Cento Ore 2019, was held in the charming courtyard of honour of the Palazzo Ducale of Modena, headquarters of the Military Academy.

The winning car of the Brandoli Special Prize  was selected from the 17 Ferraris taking part in the event, in the racing and regularity rally section.

The winner was the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione from 1973, VIN no. # 16425, the last of 15 factory built 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Competiziones, competing with number 48 and driven by the team composed of James Cottingham (UK) and Frida Johansson (SE).

The trophy was awarded by Roberto Brandoli, owner of Brandoli and the artist that created the prize, to the couple, Cottingham-Johansson (DK Engineering). Together with them on the Awards Night stage was Egidio Brandoli, master sheet metal worker, Cecilia Brandoli, Customer communication for Brandoli, and Luigi Orlandini, president of Canossa Events.

Photo: the winning Ferrari of the Brandoli Special prize at the Modena Cento Ore

A special trophy, a special hammer!

The artwork awarded to the team is a sparkling frame that enhances “48” plate worn by the car to race in the Modena Cento Ore.

Roberto created the article using the metal modelling techniques handed down to the Brandoli family by historic Modenese coachbuilders: the same techniques that are used in our restorations of classic Italian cars.

What type of hammer did he use?

This is also a characteristic of creative work: it was created specially for this trophy in the shape of a heart!

Because… We love racing!

And what were the reasons for awarding the Prize to this specific Daytona Competizione?

Its history speaks for itself; continue reading to find out.

Photo: Roberto Brandoli while creating the Special Prize

A Daytona beautiful as it is: preserved

Built in Maranello in 1973 with a Scaglietti body, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione, VIN (vehicle identification number) #16425, it was prepared by Ecurie Francorchamps, which operated under the aegis of the Ferrari importer for Belgium, Jacques Swaters.

That’s the reason for the yellow colour: it was the symbol, like red is for Italy, of racing cars competing under the Belgian licence.

This car raced the 1000 km of Spa-Francorchamps (5-6 May 1973), number 42, with Teddy Pilette – Richard Bond, finishing 12th absolute and 3rd in the GT class.

On 9 and 10 June, again in 1973, it raced the 24 Hours of Le Mans, number 34 (still on the car) with Jean-Claude Andruet – Richard Bond, finishing 20th absolute and 4th in the GT5.0 class.

It never raced again, and remained perfectly preserved, never restored, and in the same condition in which it finished the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

For this reason, it’s not aesthetically perfect, and still has the side and back lights on the obligatory number plates for Le Mans and the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the body that organises Le Mans) stamp on the engine block so that the commissioners could be sure that the engine used for qualification was the same that started and (perhaps) finished in the race.

Seen at the Modena Cento Ore: we chose to award its owner James Cotthingam for the excellent state of Preservation.

Photo: The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione VIN #16425 driven by James Cottingham in the Mugello circuit

And now… shall we prepare the Ferrari’s for 2020?

Modena Cento Ore: a hard and challenging race, but absolutely thrilling.

Gentlemen Drivers, let’s get our car engines and bodies ready for the next race!

We can give you assistance before events and races.

There are at least two ways you can find out how:

  1. visit our website section dedicated to Italian Classic Car Maintenance (attention: only classic cars!!) and read about our approach: click here to access
  2. contact Cecilia Brandoli, and she will inform you about completion times for classic car restorations and maintenance services: her e-mail is cecilia@brandoli.it

Or contact us by phone at number +39 059 530748

We look forward to hearing from you!