36 cars arrived at the start of the 19th Targa Florio. Half of them were a mix of various Bugattis, the remainder consisted of five Maseratis, three Alfa Romeos, one Steyr, plus the small cars of four Fiats, two Salmsons, two Camens and one San Giorgio. The only Steyr present was model VI in 1928 specification. Steyr VI was in production by Austrian manufacturer since 1922. In 1928 sport version it was 17/100 HP vehicle powered by 4.4-litre 4-cylinder engine developing 100 hp. The maximum speed of the car was around 135 km/h. Saverio Candrilli, Sicilian from Palermo, drove this privately entered car. The race was for five 108 km laps on Madonie circuit near Palermo. Candrilli was 24th after lap 1, moved to 20th after second lap, but retired on lap 3. The race was won by French driver Albert Divo in works Bugatti T35B.
|1928||Grand Prix||Targa Florio|
|Saverio Candrilli||60||S. Candrilli|