Alvaro Di Stefano, a Syracuse entrepreneur working in the field of logistics, has had a great passion for mechanics and cars since he was young and at the age of 23 competed in the 1900 Alfa Romeo regularity races and time trials with Supercortemaggiore petrol.
This passion has accompanied him throughout his life and during the years he has collected and expertly restored Italian classic cars which eventually resulted in the need to find a fitting place where to keep these unique cars that have made history from the 1920s to the 1980s. Thus, together with the collaboration of his children to whom he has transmitted his passion for cars, Motorismo d’Epoca was founded, a cultural association that runs a museum in whose galleries vehicles of valuable historic interest are on show.
"These are models produced from the 1920s to the 1980s, some custom built models from 1935/1940 and sports cars such as the Formula 1 car driven by Patrick Tambè, tracked down and lovingly restored thanks to the help of friends Luigi Giuffrida and Gaetano Pantano..
Of these vehicles I consider myself not so much the owner as the guardian, and whose extraordinary passion for transport and for mechanics has been entrusted with the important task of transmitting to future generations the amazing story that is contained in their forms and their contents. The more people have the pleasure of viewing this collection, the greater the pleasure of sharing the passion on which it is based." 2