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The Great Felice Nazzaro


In 1905 the biggest, most important auto race in the world was the James Gordon Bennett Cup. Bennett, the mercurial Paris editor of the New York Herald, was an avid sportsman enthused by horses, gas balloons, airplanes, and race cars. He loved celebrating them in competition and becoming the center of attention by awarding the triumphant with trophies carrying his name.

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