Saturday, April 10, 2010
Protar Grand Prix models are about the coolest moto-ephemera there are for golden age GP history. Founder Tarquino Provino is himself a small displacement Grand Prix legend. He raced illegally for 2 years under his uncle's name, Cesare, until Provino was of legal age, then continued to race Grand Prix for over a decade, winning the Motogiro in 1954 and two successive World Championships in 1957 and 1958 for Mondial and MV Agusta respectively. Provino almost killed himself, breaking his back during the 1966 Isle Of Mann TT. That's when he started making models of all the rarest, coolest prototype racers ever.