In the words of the idealizer of the event
Beautiful stories and heroic facts definitively contributed to the growth of the sport around the world. And even so Brazil isn’t a holder of major automotive technologies, its people adopted this sport with great affection, and created great admiration for their pilots.
Motor racing is important for Brazilians not only by the large amount of accumulated titles in various international categories – emphasizing that Brazil is, along with Germany , the second largest holder of championships in the main category, Formula 1, with eight titles won – but mainly for their beautiful stories.
Brazil was the first country in Latin America to host an automobile race. In 1904, in São Paulo, such proof dragged a crowd to what is now the Parque Antártica, then place the start and finish. Was the first country to build a race track, also in São Paulo, in 1940 – the Interlagos Circuit.
Today they are known the names of several large and established Brazilian pilots, which underpin our history, but until we reach that level much has been done, and in an era of limited resources . The efforts of those who wrote the history of our motorsport were worthy of true giants .
Amid this atmosphere full of difficulties , with the bold and challenging spirit of men and women who risked by the curves of roads and cities with their noisy machines , took the audience by storm with overtaking, derrapadas and spectacular rollovers – which, unfortunately , led many to death .
Thus , because we are a country that loves the new , over the years big names fell by the wayside , and that most of this beautiful story is getting lost .
It is of paramount importance , and even patriotic on our part, recall such names , their great achievements and contributions to our motor sports , keeping that memory alive .
Born of Velocult
The Cultural Week of Speed
Since the age of four, when taken by his father to watch his first race at Interlagos in 1956 , Paulo Soláriz became a regular visitor of racing. Grew as spectator part of this story, seeing the exact moment they gave the “Twilight of Carreteras”. So he calls the moment imported and adapted for racing cars ceded their spaces for the beginner, but powerful domestic industry. During that time came the big teams and riders names like Bird Clemente, Luiz Carlos Bueno, Chico Lameirão and Wilson Fittipaldi, whose way of his brother Emerson for Formula 1 opened a door for many others.
Soláriz, in possession of all these benchmarks, added to his experience as pilot projects implemented in the technical area of motoring and motorcycling. Now, after the consecration of his work as an artist, came the desire to share with the general public the experience to follow the development of the Brazilian auto racing .
Believing in this idea, and also support using own resources, in March 2010 Paul Soláriz decided to do a pilot project this desire.
To this succeeded a modest space in the lobby of the National Assembly, in São Paulo, where he placed seven cars of old race and some objects as trophies, helmets, gloves, books, subscriptions and photo panels Race. Made an opening cocktail party for guests with the presence of several drivers and personalities, followed by the release of “Troféu Baratinha”, stamped by the CBA, to pay tribute to pilots and people who contributed to the history of the national motoring.
Idealizer of the event
Creator of Velocult. Among his works are featured trophies GP Brazil F1 and Indy 300 SP.
Coordinator of Operations
Specialized in logistics, responsible for the coordination of operational actions.
Coordination of itinerant actions, new products and sponsorships (tax incentive laws). Performance evaluation and results.
Director of planning and marketing of the Brazilian Confederation of Motoring, former pilot four times champion of Stock Car.
Pilot from the 60s and 70s, one of the pioneers of Brazilian motorsport and author of the book “Between Aces and Kings.”
Sidnei Curzio Jr
A motor sports enthusiast, Sidnei is responsible for creating content for Velocult and updating all Social Media.