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Gran Premio di Tripoli

Gran Premio di Tripoli

Una leggendaria epopea di uomini e di motori nell'Africa italiana 1925-1940

Author: Alberto Redaelli
1st. Edition, May 1989 / text I. / pp. 136 / sepia tone 128, b&w 1 / hard cover, 305x217mm

It is hardly surprising that Tripoli in Libya was a favoured venue for racing, a quite
ancient tradition, considering this port city once was a Roman province again ceded
to Italy from 1912 to 1943 according to international law. The flat and little crooked
circuit of 8,14 miles length, rather a desert track with its sole but vast stand was the
scene for sixteen showdowns between 1925 and 1940 when the Grand Prix cars built
by Talbot, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Mercedes and Auto Union battled each other.
The journalist Alberto Redaelli tells a story of roaring engines, about adventures at
breathtaking pace accompanied by matchless photos from the archives of Alfa Romeo
and Mercedes, many of them were also provided by the countess Camilla Maggi Marti-
noni and by Franco Zagari. It's an epic to the 'superstars' of motorsport, drivers and
cars from back then.

Q2 - good overall; wrapper's surface lightly rubbed and bleached, margins slightly yellowed


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Article number: 5715