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Posted By: Dick Johnson
Posted On: Sunday May 12, 2019 at 7:11 PM
 
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1935 Alfa Romeo, bi motor.


This is the first car to carry the Cavalino Rampante, the beautiful and evovative Ferrari sheild on the sides opf the cockpit and (I think) on the nose of the car. Scuderia Ferrari was, of course, the racing arm of the Alfa Romeo factory until Enzo ran his own cars after the war.
A streamlined version went almost 250MPH in the hands of the great Nuvalari. It was an attempt to match the mighty tGerman eams with nowhere near thjeir financial resources. All that power running through the rear tyres made for a voracious apetite for fuel and rubber. Handling was a bit problematic- snap oversteer.The car is in the Ferrari Museum in Marnello.




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1935 Alfa Romeo, bi motor. by Dick Johnson #42251
Can you imagine running that fast with almost no safety standards? Courageous! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #42251.1
If the drive shaft had gone it would split your difference! (EOM) by John Roberts #42251.1.1
Lol. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #42251.1.1.1
Surprisingly, Nuvalari lived to be 61 years old and died of a stroke. (EOM) by Frank Kocour #42251.1.2
Probably caused by being bored. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #42251.1.2.1




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