Auto: the most famous racing shoemaker died, I remember the president of Aci

(ANSA) – ROME, 02 JAN – Francesco “Ciccio” Liberto, the Cefalùse craftsman who linked his name to the Targa Florio and created racing shoes for the most famous drivers, died at the age of 87. Considered the best-known shoemaker in motor racing, Ciccio Liberto began his exclusive creations of racing footwear at the end of the 60s, inspired by the ideas expressed by some Targa Florio drivers. Since then, the fame and skill of the Cefalùse craftsman have gone around the planet and many aces of the wheel wanted him to make their unique and custom-made racing shoes. “Ciccio Liberto was an original figure in the world of motor racing – the memory of the president of the Automobile Club of Italy Angelo Sticchi Damiani – and his story is part of that of the Targa Florio, the longest-running and most famous race that has sportingly lit millions of sportsmen all over the world.

Personally I was able to deepen his knowledge in various meetings always on the occasion of the Sicilian race. I appreciated the human qualities and the irrepressible passion from which the works were born which constitute an exclusive pride for those who own them and have worn them in competitions. With the death of Ciccio closes a page of history made of talent, passion and determination, which a sincere personality with a pronounced will has been able to expertly connect to motor racing. Another of those Italian talents who have made Italy important in the world”.

Nino Vaccarella, Niki Lauda, ​​Clay Regazzoni, Vic Elford, Arturo Merzario, Ignazio Giunti, Sandro Munari, Emanuele Pirro, Tonino Tognana, Mauro Pregliasco, are just some of the great riders who wore the famous “Ciccio Cefalù” shoes. .