1946 (Not) Franco Cortese's Crash at Modena

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1946 (Not) Franco Cortese's Crash at Modena

Post by Jesper Hvid » 9 months ago

Pretty good example of rational deduction, this. Unfortunately, it's inconclusive.

Lot. of 6 photos found on the essential eBay, click to enlarge.

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On the back of the one with Nuvolari, his name was written. Top middle one said "Cortese".

One of them was available in larger version:

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The background looks a lot like this:

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The accident happened right on the doorstep of the Modena cathedral. If that's what it is.

It's entirely reasonable that the 6 images are from same event.

http://www.racingsportscars.com/results ... -7768.html

This is the only one that fits a sportscar race with Nuvolari driving a #32 car.

But there were 5 non-c'ship sportscar races that day, at Modena.

http://www.racingsportscars.com/champio ... Races.html

No record of a retirement due to accident during either. Cortese won one of them.

It strands right there.
You only have to read the lines of scribbly black and everything shines.

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