02. The speed

Giuseppe Nuvolari (1871-1962), champion racing cyclist, little Tazio’s uncle and idol.

On the 5th of September 1904, Tazio saw for the first time a car race: the Circuit of Brescia. He was favourably impressed by the speed and by the ace drivers of that time: Vincenzo Lancia, Nazzaro, Cagno, Hémery, Duray
In 1904 and 1905 two episodes were very important and left a mark on his personality. First of all, one day his uncle Giuseppe tought him to drive a motorcycle. And then, one night Tazio stole his father’s car and drove it in the moonlight. Later he said: «I was about 13. How fast was I driving? About 30 KpH, no more...».