Achille Varzi and his over-heating Bugatti, Nurburgring, Germany, 1931.
© NMeM / Zoltan Glass / Science & Society Picture Library
Steam pours out of Varzi's Bugatti Type 51 racing car, with water cascading down its radiator. Varzi and mechanics look on in consternation. An Italian Grand Prix motor racing champion, Varzi was killed in a 110-mph crash in 1948.