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Lot # 595: 1908 Giovanni Piacenza "The Birth of Formula One" First Ever American Grand Prix (Savannah)

Category: Auto Racing

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 22 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 2/19/2024 10:00 PM to
3/9/2024 8:00 PM

Important 1908 photograph of Italla auto racer Giovanni Piacenza as he posed behind the wheel at the first ever American Grand Prix in Savannah. Piacenza was one of the top early auto racers of the era and this captures him at the first ever Grand Prix race ever held in American history! Taken by the famous Spooner and Wells studio of New York, Karl Spooner was at the Savannah race and even added his temporary address at the De Soto hotel on the back! An important piece of racing history that is from the absolute genesis of Formula One and offered here for the first time ever! There is some light scrapbook paper on the back as this was in the actual Spooner and Wells company album displayed at their showroom in New York City.

Size: 5x7
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 3.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 8.5/10

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