Fabbrica Auto Itala SA produced a series of racing cars for the 1906 season. The 24/40 hp model was entered for the I Targa Florio race held on Grande Madonie loop circuit in Sicily. Alessandro Cagno on one of these cars won the race, and Ettore Graziani on the another Itala took second position. This scale model is an early production of Rio company from Italy. Later Rio launched Targa Florio Itala of Alessandro Cagno and Baron Pierre de Caters.