Vintage August 9 1925 Illustrazione del Popolo - Antonio Ascari killed in Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo - Magazine.
This is a vintage & original issue of the Illustrazione del Popolo of August 9, 1925 with on the cover an artist impression of the untimely death of Italian racing ace Antonio Ascari during the Grand Prix of France at Montlhery race track.
Antonio won the inaugural race of the Vittorio Jano designed Alfa Romeo P2 at Cremona, followed by the Italian grand Prix at Monza in 1924 and in 1925 he won the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.
Antonio was leading the French Grand Prix in his Alfa P2 when he crashed and died on his way to hospital.
His son, Alberto, who was a mere 7 years old at that moment, would later go on to become a racing ace in his own right by becoming Formula One's first double World Champion (1952 & 1953).
Indirectly, the Antonio Ascari crash push-started the birth of Scuderia Ferrari as the Alfa Romeo P2's were laid up after the accident and Enzo Ferrari managed to buy one of those P2's and hired young racing driver Tazio Nuvolari to drive it... the rest is history...
The magazine is in decent condition but of course very fragile (it is over 90 years old!).
Only 1 available.