The 1937 Istres – Damasco – Paris race established the “Gobbo” (Humpback) as Italy’s foremost aircraft. As usual Fascist Italia was in search of ways to show the world its “power” and they spared no effort in that race. The Regia Aeronautica inscribed five modified S.79’s nicknamed the “Sorci Verdi” ( green mices: Italian slang for “incredible things”). The Italians dominated the race winning the three first positions.
Funny ad of an Alfa Romeo 126 engine suffering a Sorci Verdi’s pest.