Driven History: Photo of the Week

For our photo of the week we are featuring this photo taken circa 1906-1907 of a Fiat 50 HP race car of around that same year. Fiat was one of the finest made cars in that time period and in fact they were extremely successful on the Grand Prix circuit. In fact Vincenzo Lancia got his start driving for Fiat. The car in this photo looks just like the factory team cars, but it has a squared off firewall like the passenger cars and the gas tank is mounted under the chassis in the rear to make room for the body as opposed to the large round tanks on the top of the chassis of the race cars. The body and seats do resemble the factory race cars though. The best part of the photo is the raccoon coat and shoes of the guy leaning on the car. Let us know what you think!

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