A theatre production inspired by the story of Oscar and Eugenio Jankovits, two brothers from Rijeka, the creators of a racing car that entered the world history of motoring.
The production is inspired by an unbelievable story of Oscar and Eugenio Jankovits, the brothers who designed and built a racing car that entered the world history of motoring in the 1930s. The car was the Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Aerodinamica Spider, better known as Alfa Jankovits or Alfa Aerospider, the prototype of which was constructed in a garage in the heart of Rijeka in the 1930s. It is a story about the passion for cars, for research in mechanics and design, and also about the passion of following an exceptional dream: to create and to make a super-bolide, the fastest racing car in the world, whose unique performances and innovative futuristic design and beauty had to overshadow all others.
The production rekindles the form and passion for some ideas from the past, drawing the contours of a world that no longer exists, of a Rijeka in the 1930s. As a border city and a crossroad of nations, Rijeka was primarily an incubator of ideas, a city of immense possibilities, of luxury and abundance. Mundane life and industry flourished hand in hand. In brief, Rijeka could have easily been defined as a small European capital of culture of the time.
The production is performed by the ensemble of the Italian drama department of the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc Rijeka.