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Rudolf Caracciola after the Thousand Mile Race, 1931

Description: Charlotte Caracciola greets her husband Rudolf Caracciola in his #87 Mercedes-Benz as a crowd surrounds him after his record setting win at the Thousand Mile Race across Italy. Text on the photograph roughly translates to ""The sensational Mercedes-Benz victory in Italy. About Superior won the thousand-mile race Brescia 1931 R. Carraciola on sports cars 'SSK.' New track record: 1635 km in 16 hours 10 min = 101 km hr average.""
Origin: 1931
Contributor(s): Funding provided by an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant, administered by the Indiana State Library
Collection: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Collection
Copyright: Copyright Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Copyright permissions granted for non-commercial use by Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Subjects: Caracciola, Otto Wilhelm Rudolf, 1901-1959
Caracciola, Charlotte
Automobiles, Racing
Automobile racing drivers

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