Pakelo Oil & G.F. Motor, the perfect match
Francesco Grosso, a life dedicated to historic FIAT 500
We met Francesco Grosso of G.F. Motor during Automotoretrò 2016, one of the most important trade fairs for classic cars and motorbikes in Italy. Francesco is the owner of an auto garage and tuning shop specialized on historic FIAT 500, both road going and competition models and he is actually one of the heirs of Piero Lavazza, one of the most beloved and talented Italian FIAT 500 preparers of the past, also known as “The 500 Wizard”.
After a multi-year experience in the legendary workshop Lavazza Tecno in Cherasco, the Italian milestone in historic 500 engine and gear tuning, Francesco decided to open his own company G.F. Motor a few years ago. His workshop soon became a reference point for the Italian market of historic FIAT 500 quality parts and tuning. Francesco is in fact a refined and expert technician who’s carrying on his activity with precision and inflexibility, just like his mentor did. These characteristics helped G.F. Motor to work for many contestants in the Italian Hill Climbing Championship for Historic Cars (CIVSA), and particularly for the 700 Group 2 that won Class TC700 in 2012.
The synergy between G.F. Motor and Pakelo Lubricants has been instinctive and sudden. For his competition models of historic FIAT 500 we suggested a fully synthetic engine oil of our Pakelo Krypton Series (SAE 10W-60) which is particularly indicated for racing competitions. The official debut of Pakelo oils on a G.F. Motor prepared 500 will be next July, 10th during the historic Cesana-Sestriere Hill Climb Rally, part of the CIVSA Championship.
The 500 Group 2 that will be implemented in the Cesana-Sestriere has a very unique story. This car has been built in Lavazza Factory in 2008 and has been skillfully led by the brilliant driver Cesare Piccioni who managed – after 38 years – in 2010 to low of 9’’ Piero Lavazza’s own rally record scored in 1972. Next July this car supported by G.F. Motor and Cesare Piccioni will make this precious legacy and victorious past live again at the Cesana-Sestiere, among the beautiful surroundings of Torino, before taking part to famous Coppa del Chianti in Tuscany at the end of the autumn.
For these occasions the mythical historic FIAT 500 Group 2 will be lubricated with Pakelo Krypton Racing SAE 10W-60 in the engine while the gear will be treated with a specific tailor made Pakelo product that has been created and produced for this FIAT 500.
All Pakelo staff wishes to Francesco and his FIAT 500 Group 2 the very best for the race!
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