Teofilo Guiscardo Rossi di Montelera
Count Teofilo "Theo" Guiscardo Rossi di Montelera (born May 17, 1902, date of death unknown) was an Italian bobsledder who competed in the early 1930s. He was the heir of the Rossi family, a dynasty of very wealthy distillers, dubbed kings of Vermouth" partners in the Martini e Rossi firm. Martini e Rossi maintained a tradition of sponsoring offshore powerboating teams and events long after Count Rossi's death
Count Rossi was a world champion power boat racer. He won the 1934 World Championship for 12-Litre boats in a series of events in Europe and America. In 1937 Rossi again won the world championship, which included a victory in the President's Cup Regatta in Washington, D.C. In 1938 he won the American Power Boat Association's Gold Cup in Detroit, Michigan with his boat Alagi.He is one of the very few powerboat racers to ever defeat arch US powerboating champion racer Gar Wood. He was a multiplo winner of the arduous powerboating endurance race down the Po river River, the Pavia-Venezia. He was set to defend the Gold Cup in 1939 when war broke out in Italy and he was forced to stay home and deal with the Nazi threat.
He was born in Turin.
Two 1975 Porsche 917 models were made in his honor.
- 1932 bobsleigh two-man results
- 1932 bobsleigh four-man results
- 1975 silver Porsche 917 named for the count.
- Dark blue Porsche 917 named for the count.
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