Bonhams sell ex-Tazio Nuvolari 1935 Alfa Romeo for world record breaking price

One of the most charismatic of all the great pre-war Grand Prix racing cars - the ex-Tazio Nuvolari 1935 Alfa Romeo Tipo C 8C-35 '50013' - Scuderia Ferrari Nr '65' sold for £5,937,500 at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Meeting, creating a new world record for an Alfa Romeo sold at auction. The previous record for this marque was £4,245,118 for a 1933 Alfa Romeo 8 cylinder Monza 2300 sold in California in 2010. Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale saw the iconic 330-horsepower supercharged Alfa Romeo Grand Prix car make history yet again at the scene of its best-remembered post-war exploits, Goodwood. Now '50013's pre-war record as a truly classic, race-winning Alfa Romeo, campaigned by that most revered of motor racing figures, Tazio Giorgio Nuvolari, has a new laurel - a world record price.

Gran Premio Nuvolari: 2013 edition news

27th edition

From September 19th to 22nd

30th July 2013- The famous regularity event for vintage cars, organized by Mantova Corse, Aci Mantova and Tazio Nuvolari Museum, is gaining an important number of enrollments, not only among the Italian pilots, but among the foreigner teams as well.
The 1000 km route, starting from Mantua and going across famous artistic cities like Siena, Arezzo, Ravenna and Ferrara, during the 2013 edition will see the passage through two racetracks, respectively in Modena and Imola at “Autodromo Dino ed Enzo Ferrari”, this one will be visited twice. They also will go through the Castle of Panzano, in the municipality of Castelfranco Emilia, owned by the well-known collector of classic cars and motorcycles Mario Righini.

The drivers will be able to admire the wonderful landscapes of Tuscany and to drive throughout old towns just like Modena, Siena (with a break at Castello di Brolio, tenuta Barone Ricasoli), Arezzo, Ravenna and Ferrara, starting from and getting to the heart of Mantua, Piazza Sordello.
Great expectations for the number of participants, as the number of registration makes one think, concerning both Italian and international participants.
Our everlasting aim- says Luca Bergamaschi, one of the founders of Mantova Corse- is to ensure the best treatment to the participants, offering the highest standards of hospitality, good competition and regards to the extraordinary Italian landscapes”. Among the most important soirees:
September 19thWaiting for the Gran Premio…” in Mantua, September 20th in Milano Marittima- Hotel Mare e Pineta, and September 21st the gala dinner at Grand Hotel Rimini.

The 2013 edition will be supported by the three sponsors Audi Italia, Eberhard & Co. and Etiqueta Negra, eminent and prestigious partners that decided to renovate their presence at the main celebratory event dedicated to “Grande Nivola” and to all of them the organizers want to express their gratitude. “Through the partnership and the synergy established in these years, we grew in terms of quality and quantity, values that allowed the Gran Premio Nuvolari to become one of the most important events for old cars all over the world”.
The 27th edition will occur from September 19th to 22nd 2013, following the timetables of Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (F.I.A.), Federation Internationale Vehicules Anciens (F.I.V.A), Commissione Sportiva Automobilistica Italiana (C.S.A.I.) and Automotoclub Storico Italiano (A.S.I.).
The enrollments will be closed on July 31st.

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Artists for Nuvolari

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The exhibition itinerary programme of the Sartori House Museum begins with an exhibition tribute to one of the best representative personalities of Castel d'Ario community and of all Italy: Tazio Nuvolari.

The appointment coincides with the 60th anniversary of the great cars pilot 's death. At the very beginning we felt him as an ideal figure, able to inspire a lot of artists because he was not anonymous: he was a positive hero and a symbol of a growing Italy ... a very known and famous personality, celebrated and often remembered, to be carefully analyzed, since he has been honoured - of course - but not with the emphasis that – perhaps - he would deserve ... Tazio Nuvolari - the greatest cars driver of the first half of the previous century - has always got into the collective imagination for those qualities of courage, boldness and audacity which all people have recognized and often envied ... In the thirties, Tazio's popularity was enormous and the great of the time competed for him. In 1932, eleven days after Montecarlo's triumph, the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio welcame him at the “Vittoriale” and tributed him with a small golden tortoise, a jewel which Tazio would have later on chosen as his own symbol and amulet. The tortoise symbol would have been also used as writing paper, painted on the side of his private airplane, pinned on his yellow jerseys. Some years later, Secondo Casadei, the founder of the folk orchestra with the same name, dedicated the song 'Nuvolari' to him. Enzo Ferrari - some time later - said of him: ”He has an almost inhuman courage ...” To Tazio - the cars pilot who challenged even airplanes-will be dedicated the important car racing ”Tazio Nuvolari Prize” and the legendary 'Mille Miglia' - won by him-is still today - at Castel d'Ario - one of the places usually chosen for the race. Also the singer Lucio Dalla dedicated to our bold driver a song, become later famous.

As for the idea above mentioned to honour Tazio Nuvolari, it must be said that it required courage: Arianna Sartori bravely embarked on the enterprise. She made contact, invited, organized and supervised the present day exhibition. The artists have been entrusted a new myth to be studied, investigated, developed and analyzed, which would have led them to the production of the works exhibited here. In fact, the artists - of different generations and coming from varied Italian regions - have joined the initiative, with enthusiasm, because involved and excited by such an outstanding figure,who lent himself well to the different interpretations of individual personalities. Some of the artists lived Nuvolari's myth in their youth, others – today - relive him in their memory: the outcome is a curious and intriguing collection of works, that finds a logical sense only in the subject. Nevertheless, to detect what aspect of the personage has captured our artists' imagination and creativity is even more fascinating.

To balance the different artistic expressions, to involve the many and varied personalities has not been easy at all. Of course, all the invited painters - as I said before - are all artists of great renown. Among them some are also professors in Italian Academies of Art, while others - despite being young - have produced very interesting and fine works, both from the artistic and cultural point of view, which have attracted the attention of critics on them.

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Press conference:

The press conference about “Il mantovano Volante” will be Saturday 20th April at 11.00 a.m. in the Tazio Nuvolari Museum (via Giulio Romano). “Il mantovano Volante” is an event dedicated to classic cars arranged by the Associazione Mantovana Auto e Moto Storiche “Tazio Nuvolari” with the partnership of the Lions Club Mantova Andrea Mantegna.

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The book “Il meccanico di Fangio”


The book will be presented on 16th March at 10 p.m. by Roberto Borroni.

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