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"Dad has it decked out pretty much as Tazio Nuvolari was supposed to drive the car"

I saw Nuvolari at the first race my father ever took me to. I don't know what brand he drove, (to a seven year old they all look alike) but he was leading the race until about lap 20, when he came puttering by, whipping the fender of the car with one hand, trying to urge it on as if it were a horse. After the other cars finished several more laps, he came by again, still struggling, and still beating the car's side, to a thunderous ovation from the crowd. He remained my racing hero until Jimmy Clark, the "Flying Scot" came along.

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