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1907 Coppa Florio Official Race Guide

Lot 147 (The Pavilion Gardens, 21st July 2009)

Estimated at £500 - £800

Lot details

A complete copy, entitled 'Automobile Club di Milano Guida-Programma del Circuito di Brescia 1-2 Septembre 1907', the red cloth hard-backed covers holding 140-pages plus a substantial advertising section, all in Italian text with three editorial sections including many photographs: the new Brescia-Castiglione-Lonato 38-mile course, the race and different prizes to be won, the competitors, featuring local topography and tourist information, the history of the Milan club founded in 1903, rules and regulations for the Coppa Florio, Coppa del Re, Coppa d'ltalia, Coppa Salemi, Coppa della Velocita, Coppa dell'Automobile Club di Milano, plus descriptions of the cars representing the Italian, French and German national automobile clubs, motorcars included Aries, Bayard-Clement, Benz, Bianchi, Diatto, Isotta Fraschini, Itala, Lorraine de Dietrich, Rochet Schneider and Wolsit, with complete details of all entrants on two triple-section gatefolds, still with four separate folded 8-lap/classification charts (one with pencil annotation), two separate folded colour maps of the circuit and locality and its original Pirelli-sponsored yellow silk page finder/bookmark. Ferdinando Minoia won the main Coppa Florio prize for Italy in his Isotta Fraschini. He completed the 302-mile course at an average speed of almost 65mph. Approximately 24x15cm


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