Sir,—As a most interested reader of your magnificent paper Since its inception
am sure I May be permitted to air, what is in my opinion, a serious grievance, and in doing so I may say my feelings are not nasty, etc.
The pages which I “enjoy most each month are ” continental Notes and News,” and it is over some of the notes in this section for the February number that I beg your indulgence.
Your correspondent writes, re Final Teams : “The only other Italian driver Of Class besides Varzi is Fagioli.” Now, candidly, is it possible your correspondent has never heard of one Ta,zio Nuvolari, who, in my humble opinion, and I think also in the opinions of quite a number of other followers of the ” the sport of sports,” is a freak G.P. driver, a pilot Without par, his name a household one on the Continent, in fact, the most feared driver in the world. A man of the most sublime courage, judgment and racing technique. One whose name will live on like Dehane Segrave in motor racing history. Varzi, Chiron, Fagioli, Carratsch and Stuck are masters, but the one and only ‘Fazio is something different. Who will evcr forget a few driving lessons he gave in public at Belfast against the cream of British ” Aces ” ? Even now, when he has not the best cars, no race is won until he has fallen out, Or the chequered flag has fallen. How many drivers would have carried on, last season under the handicaps he did.
A country and a sport are the richer for a man like Tazio ; oh, that England had such a driver ! Then we would not be such small fry on the Continent. I say again, this man is the Ace of Aces,” and his records prove it.
We must be fair, and the Britisher was always more than that, so that I hope some recognition of Tazio’s art will appear in your pages to make up for this, I ant sure, unintentioned slur. Large numbers of my friends who read your paper are in complete agreement with me. I am, yours, etc.,
THos A. FLEMING. Knocksedan, Shrewsbury Road,
Ballsbridge, Dublin. Mr. Fleming’s Complaint is dealt with by our Continental Correspondent on another page of this issue.—ED.]