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Tag Archives: Tazio Nuvolari

MONACO GRANDS PRIX, 1929–1933

A GRAND PRIX on the streets of the half-vertical principality of Monaco is magic, despite occasional comments to the contrary. Here are tidbits from the first five Monaco Grands Prix, … Continue reading

May 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

THE M.G. K.3 MAGNETTE AND THE MILLE MIGLIA

WHAT WOULD 1950s’ high-school car-nuts sketch in their study-hall notebooks? Look no further than an M.G. And a highpoint of this British marque’s long history is the 1933 Mille Miglia. … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

ALFA ROMEO P3—A CAR OF WINNING ECCENTRICITIES

WHAT MAKES the Alfa Romeo P3 such a fascinating study are the car’s Vittorio Jano-designed eccentricities, its Enzo Ferrari refinements, some effective, others bizarre, and its competitive longevity. This factory-entered … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

TRIPOLI TANGLES, 1933

GOOD STORIES often get better—or at least more convoluted—in retelling. Such is the case with the 1933 Gran Primio di Tripoli. The original plan was bizarre enough: I Lotteria di … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

TAZIO NUVOLARI

NO LESS an authority than Dr. Ferdinand Porsche called Tazio Nuvolari the “greatest driver of the past, the present, and the future.” The diminutive Italian from Mantua—known as Il Mantovano … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · 2 Comments