Alessandro Cagno

The original source reports this is a photo of Alessandro Cagno's Fiat at the 1914 French Grand Prix. His Fiat swallowed a valve after completing 10 laps. Cagno was a successful driver, winning the inaugural Targa Florio road race in 1906. In addition to being an outstanding driver Cagno also was a pioneering aviator, founding Italy's first flight school.

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