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40. Tazio Nuvolari


 

 

40. Tazio Nuvolari

 

Tazio Nuvolari started out in motorcycle racing in 1920 at the age of 27. In 1925 he captured the 350 cc European Championship. From then until the end of 1930, he competed both in motorcycle racing and in automobile racing. For 1931, he decided to concentrate fully on racing cars and agreed to race for Alfa Romeo’s factory team : Alfa Corse. In 1932 he took two wins and a second place in the three European Championship Grand Prix, winning him the title. He won other Grand Prix including a second Targa Florio and the Monaco Grand Prix. After Alfa Romeo officially left Grand Prix racing, Nuvolari stayed on with Scuderia Ferrari who ran the Alfa Romeo cars semi-officially. During 1933, Nuvolari left the team for Maserati after becoming frustrated with the Alfa Romeo’s performance. At the end of 1934, Maserati pulled out of Grand Prix racing and Nuvolari returned to Ferrari, who were reluctant to take him back, but were persuaded by Mussolini, the Italian minister. The relationship with Ferrari turned sour during 1937 and Nuvolari raced an Auto Union as on-off in the Swiss Grand Prix that year before agreeing to race for them for the 1938 season. The only major European Grand Prix he never won was the Czechoslovakian Grand Prix. Upon his return to racing after the war, he was 54 and suffering from ill health. His final race, in 1950 saw him finish first in class and fifth overall. He died in 1953 from a stroke.

Original watercolour of Tazio Nuvolari

 

  • Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni Casander himself
  • Watercolour on art paper
  • Not framed
  • Free International Shipping
  • Size :20 x 30 cm = 7.87″ x 11.81″
  • Price : € 495,–

 

Prints of this watercolour

    • Limited Edition art print (100 pcs) € 49,– each, numbered
    • Shipping Europe € 15,– , worldwide on request

 

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