Born on this day, Giuseppe Campari, Italian opera singer and Grand Prix motor racing driver


Wednesday 8th June 1892

Born on this day, Giuseppe Campari, Italian opera singer and Grand Prix motor racing driver.The 1928 season saw Giuseppe Campari win his second consecutive Coppa Acerbo and his first at the Mille Miglia. He earned a second-place finish in the Targa Florio. The following year he repeated as champion at the Mille Miglia and along with top drivers such as Malcolm Campbell and Rudolf Caracciola, he traveled to Ireland to compete in the inaugural Irish International Grand Prix at Phoenix Park in Dublin. Run in front of more than 100,000 spectators, Campari was hit in the eye by a flying small rock but was successfully treated in hospital and the race was won by the Russian émigré, Boris Ivanowski. He also won the 1930 Italian Grand Prix, a victory that made him a national heroes for taking the championship from the French who had won it for the past three years.


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