Tazio Nuvolari (1892-1953) is widely regarded as
the greatest racing driver of all time. Through the
1930s and into the 1940s his reputation for skill
and bravery eclipsed a whole generation of rivals.
Even today his name alone evokes a classic era in
the history of road and Grand Prix racing.
In this fascinating assessment of Nuvolari's life,
Christopher Hilton seeks to understand Nuvolari the
man – and the Nuvolari legend as it unfolded.
Using original documentary material, race reports
of the time from several countries and the recollections
of Nuvolari's contemporaries, the author recreates
the excitement generated by his driving and the impact
it made on motorsport. The extraordinary performances
that decorated Nuvolari's long career form the backbone
of the narrative – the 1930 Mille Miglia, the
1935 German GP, the 1938 British GP at Donington,and
his heartrending last stand at the 1948 Mille Miglia.
"A lively book… of outstanding importance:
a fresh approach to the life of one of motorsport's
William Boddy, Motor Sport,
"brilliant biography… brings the legend
of Nuvolari to life"
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