This is a vintage early 1950's Alberto Ascari business card with his personal address at 60, Corsa Sempione, Milano, Italy.
Alberto is one of the most famous Ferrari racing personalities of the 1950's, having been crowned Formula 1 world-champion 1952 (winning ALL 6 races in Europe, his attempt at the Indy 500 failed after 40 laps...) and 1953 and is 1 of only 2 Italian Formula One World Champions.
Alberto also won the 1954 Mille Miglia on Lancia, driving solo.
One of his most famous moments is probably the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix where he launched his Lancia D50 into the Monaco harbor!
One week later, May 26, 1955, while testing a Ferrari sports car at Monza, he crashed fatally at the Curva di Vialone which would later be renamed the "Variante Ascari" in his honor.
This business card measures some 10.5 x 7 inches (approximately 4 x 3 inches), is in good condition for its age (bar 2 staple holes) and carries the handwritten text "Ringraziando Vi contraccambio vivamente" which roughly translates into "I kindly thank you in return".
The rear shows the stamp of, equally famous, motorsport photographer Franco Zagari (1930 - 2012) from who's collection this card came.
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