1935 Tazio Nuvolari Original Signed Card Mounted With Period Grand Prix PhotographNow Sold
1935 Tazio Nuvolari Original Signed Card Mounted With Period Grand Prix Photograph
Tazio Nuvolari, a legend in his own lifetime, was known as “Il Montavano Volante”, the “Flying Mantuan”. He epitomized courage and daring and for 30 years he amazed the racing world with his exploits on both two and four wheels. After serving in the Italian Army he started racing motorcycles seriously when he was 28. His riding style was noticed by the powerful Bianchi team and he became a team member and eventually Italian Champion.
Nuvolari began racing cars in 1924 at the age of 32 while still competing in motorcycles, and amassed many race wins including five wins at the Coppa Ciano, two at the Mille Miglia, two victories at the Targa Florio, two RAC Tourist Trophies, a 24 Hours of Le Mans victory and a European Championship. Yet he’s rarely held in the same regard as the likes of Fangio, Schumacher, Villeneuve or Senna, despite Ferdinand Porsche declaring him the “the greatest driver of the past, the present and the future.” This is, in part, because Nuvolari was racing pre-Formula One World Championship which started in 1950, so his 24 Grand Prix victories lack the same notoriety as his more modern counterparts. Nuvolari was arguably the most courageous racer to have ever lived. His accomplishments certainly rival that of Senna, Fangio and Schumacher and, without question, Nuvolari was the greatest of his era.
This is a very exclusive Tazio Nuvolari autograph, which rarely comes to the open market and is highly sought after by collectors.
The picture and autograph come with a Certificate Of Authenticity.