Piero Taruffi Autograph

SKU: 8008866

Sale price$167.61


Typed letter signed, one page, 5,75 x 5,5 inch, Rome, 18.12.1987, brief reply-letter to Mr. D. Webb - concerning address queries, signed in blue felt tip, attractively mounted (removable) for display with a photograph, shows Piero Taruffi in a cockpit portrait (altogether 8,25 x 11,75 inch), with intersecting letter folds and mild foxing - in fine condition.

"Dear Mr. D. Webb,
   I am sorry but I`ve not the adress of Mr Gerini, Mr Pietti and Mr Scotti.
Mery Christmast and happy new year!
   All my best"

Further Information on the person

(1906-1988) racing driver from Italy, and also the father of lady racer Prisca Taruffi

Year of Birth: 1906

Biography (AI generated)

Piero Taruffi, born in Rome, Italy, was a legendary Italian race car driver and engineer. His career spanned from the 1930s to the 1960s, during which time he won numerous races and made a lasting impact on the sport. He was a pioneer in the development of the Formula One racing car and helped to shape the sport as we know it today.

Taruffi began his racing career in 1929, when he entered a motorcycle race. He quickly established himself as a top rider in the Italian motorcycle racing scene. He won the Italian Championship in 1931 and 1932, and then went on to win the European Motorcycle Championship in 1933. He then made the switch to racing cars, and began driving for Alfa Romeo in 1934.

Taruffi went on to win the Italian Grand Prix in both 1935 and 1936, and earned a place on the Ferrari team in 1937. He won the Mille Miglia in 1938, and then went on to win the Targa Florio in both 1939 and 1940. He also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1940, a feat he would repeat in 1949.

In 1951, Taruffi began working as a technical director for Scuderia Ferrari. Over the next few years, he helped to develop the Ferrari 500 race car, which won the Formula One World Championship in 1952 and 1953. He also assisted in the development of the Ferrari 250 and the Ferrari 330. He was instrumental in the development of the sport in its early years, and was one of the first to understand and appreciate the importance of aerodynamics.

Taruffi continued to race during the 1950s, but he also began to focus on his engineering career. In 1957, he won the Pescara Grand Prix and the Swedish Grand Prix. He also set a new world speed record for a production car when he drove a Ferrari 375 Plus to a speed of 203.9 mph. He retired from racing in 1960, and focused on writing and engineering.

Piero Taruffi passed away in 1988, but his legacy lives on. He was a true innovator, and his contributions to the development of the Formula One race car are still felt today. He was a brilliant engineer, and his passion for the sport was evident in every race he entered. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest drivers of all time.

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