Tag Archives: Achille Varzi

Maserati, Nuvolari, klemcoll


Today we are showing you a series of images of the great prewar driver Tazio Nuvolari during the Grand Prix des Nations in Geneva on July 21, 1946. The Geneva city street circuit was approximately 1.9 miles in length and the race was held in two 32-lap heats and a 44-lap final. Although not the […]

Wimple, Farina, Alfa Romeo

Grand Prix des Nations

One of the first grand prix races after the war, and certainly the most prestigious, was the Grand Prix des Nations which was held on a 3 km street circuit in Geneva on July 21, 1946. Alfa Romeo sent four of their Tipo 158 prewar cars, two with new two-stage supercharging, which were driven by Giuseppe […]

Alfa Romeo, Achille Varzi, GP des Nations

Le Grand Prix des Nations

  Here is the famous prewar Italian driver Achille Varzi at the wheel of an Alfa Romeo 158 during the 1946 Grand Prix des Nations at the Geneva street circuit. This was one of the initial Grand Prix races after World War II. Varzi’s 158 was the more powerful variant with twin-stage supercharging and over […]