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#1 Don Capps

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Posted 27 September 2000 - 20:28

I just like this picture which was taken at Monza during the 1938 GP d'Italia:

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It is from the official Nuvolari site:
http://www.tazionuvo....it/indexuk.htm

Compare that to a modern picture of Monza!

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#2 Don Capps

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Posted 27 September 2000 - 20:39

Here is another neat picture that I have always thought was why I got interested in looking at the history of motor racing:

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This is the 1933 Coppa Acerbo at Pescara.

Imagine Michael or Mika doing this! This is Nuvolari in the 1928 Coppa Acerbo...

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#3 Keir

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Posted 27 September 2000 - 22:01

Don,
What turn is Nuvolari going through in the first picture?

#4 Don Capps

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Posted 28 September 2000 - 00:57

The circuit used that year had a left hand after you came out of Vialone and went down the Rettifilo Centro and several hundred meters before the Curvetta there was a left hand corner which took the cars to a right hand corner and then to the South Curve (which had a chicane, BTW) -- this looks that corner.

#5 Treeface

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Posted 28 September 2000 - 03:50

What's lining the inside of the corner? Stones? Sandbags? Whatever it was I don't think you'd want to catch a wheel on it.

#6 Nathan

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Posted 28 September 2000 - 09:10

Personally, I find this to be probably the greatest Auto Racing pics of all time...

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#7 Don Capps

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Posted 28 September 2000 - 20:55

While there are mentions from time to time about Monza being a parco, the first picture shows exactly what that means: the back straight that today is rather barren, was a tree-lined road with the corners lined with very hard things to run into... The cars were tough, but the scenery often tougher and as for the drivers...

#8 Ray Bell

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Posted 01 October 2000 - 09:21

I think it was Stewart that once (during the safety crusade) said something like:
"The trees we want to get rid of today were mere saplings in Fangio's day..."
No saplings here!