This week I added an interesting book about Tazio Nuvolari to my library. The book, titled “Nuvolari, Legendary Champion of International Auto Racing”, was written in 1959 by Count Giovanni Lurani, who was very active in the racing community in the era from the 1920s to the 1960s. For example, he was a class winner at Mille Miglia and Le Mans, and it was Count Giovanni Lurani who was key to developing and promoting the Formula Junior class in the late 1950s. He was very active in racing at the time Tazio Nuvolari was at his peak, so this should have given him direct, personal knowledge about Nuvolari.
My Newest Addition to My Library
I have only begun to read the book, but it is quite clear that Luriani was an admirer of Nuvolari. But then who wouldn’t be? To me, Tazio Nuvolari is the most fascinating driver of the 20th century. Dr. Ferdinand Porsche called Tazio Nuvolari “the greatest driver of the past, the present, and the future.”
Tazio Nuvolari in a Bugatti Just Before the 1934 Spanish Grand Prix
I have been looking for a book about Nuvolari for some time. I did see some books about Nuvolari at this year’s Lime Rock Historic Festival, but the prices were just too high for me.
I found the picture below to be interesting, as I have not seen many pictures of Nuvolari after he had retired from racing. Poor health caused Tazio Nuvolari to retire, but he raced until he could no longer stand it. Nuvolari won his class in his last race, but he had to be lifted from the car after the race.
The picture below was taken in October 1948 at a Grand Prix race at the Monza race track after the track had just been renovated. Alberto Ascari was just getting started in racing while Nuvolari was retiring. Nuvolari died at the age of 60 in 1953.
Alberto Ascari and Tazio Nuvolari In 1952
I look forward to reading this book about Tazio Nuvolari and I will share some of the more interesting stories.