It’s Not Every Day That You See an Icon Driven by a Legend

Valentino Balboni driving a Lamborghini Miura on Amelia Island
Re-shared from Hooniverse
Text and Photograph by Bryce Womeldurf

Over the weekend, I attended the Amelia Island Cars & Coffee and their 21st annual Concours d’Elegance. While there on Saturday, my wife and I were waiting to be shuttled to our parking area, when a Lamborghini Miura drove by a few times. On one pass, I captured some photographs of it approaching on the straight and rounding the corner. Later that night, looking through the raw files, the driver’s head and face, for some reason, looked very familiar… When I zoomed the image up to full size, I recognized him immediately; the retired legendary Lamborghini chief test driver, Valentino Balboni. Can someone help me get my jaw up off the floor? 

We’ve got more Amelia coverage coming this week. In the meantime, check out some of our Amelia posts on Instagram. Like what you see? Follow us for more, as this weekend we’ll be attending the 12 Hours of Sebring.

#Lamborghini #Miura #AmeliaIsland #concoursdelegance #classiclamborghini #lamborghinidisplay #madbulls #angrybull

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Images copyright 2016 Bryce Womeldurf/HOONART

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