by Cesare De Agostini and Gianni Cancellieri


Clay Regazzoni, a winner at the wheel and in the popularity stakes. For seven years he was a protagonist with Ferrari, but also the man who on the 30th of March 1980 lost the use of his legs in a terrible accident at Long Beach. This book explores and revives an extraordinary life, almost 20 years of which were spent aboard 300 kph racing cars and another 26 in a wheelchair. Even in such conditions, at the wheel of cars fitted with hand controls, Clay incredibly continued to be a star of the racing world: from short sprints on track to classic car races and the great rally-raids such as the Paris-Dakar.

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore, 2011




by Giorgio Passera

1959-1974: magical, unrepeatable years for motor sport in the Canton Ticino. A period of great passion, of races, of people short on resources but long on enthusiasm who competed in the hope of one day becoming a professional racing driver. Some of them made it: Clay Regazzoni, Silvio Moser and Tommy Spychiger to name but three. They would meet up every Thursday evening at the Ristorante Galleria in the centre of Lugano and talked, planned and dreamed. In those years it was still possible to leave home with a standard production car, compete in some form of racing, probably a slalom or a hillclimb, before driving home again after having removed the race numbers and refitted the standard exhaust. Having researched the publications of the time and interviewed those involved in that magical moment, the author evokes a chapter in sporting and social history.

Publisher: Fontana Edizioni

Info: Fontana Edizioni
Insuperabili Ticino


by Giuseppe Bianchini and Paolo D'Alessio

The story of Tecno, from the era of karts through to the world championship by way of all the minor categories, k250, Formula 850, Formula Ford, Formula France, Formula 3, Formula 2 and Formula 1. The book is enriched with interviews with drivers, engineers and journalists, explores the technical details of the cars and the stories of the drivers and presents a comprehensive roll of honour.

Publisher: Effebi, 2006


Who we are

The Clay Regazzoni Memorial Room is dedicated to the great Swiss driver. It is run by the Regazzoni family represented by Clay’s wife Mariapia and his children Alessia and Gian Maria. Along with commemorating the feats of the driver, its aim is to raise funds destined for research into paraplegia, Clay’s last great “mission”.

Contact details

Via Arbostra 34

6963 Lugano - Pregassona


Tel: +41 91 972 68 33

Fax: +41 91 972 68 52


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