The Racing heritage...
The legendary GTA of "Mayros"
John "Mayros" Meimaridis was one of the greatest racers of all times, in the
Greek Motor Racing History. This picture, shows him racing at 1969 3-hour Tatoi
race. The white Alfa GTA is a 1750 model, which had its engine replaced by a 2
litre, 210HP motor with direct injection.
The white GTA made its debut at
the 3-Hour Tatoi endurance race, in 1969. Though "Mayros" finished 10th at that
race, he managed to scare a bit the then leading drivers: Johnny Pesmajoglou
with his Corvette Sting Ray, and the singer Stamatis Kokotas, who drove a BMW
Unofortunately, "Mayros" died a year later at the Rhodes
cirquit, when he hit head-on on the old city's castle wall, with his GTA.
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