The races of Ernie Triplett, an Illinois driver who died on the California tracks in 1934 at just 28, are the starting point for the creation of one of the machines made by Salvatore Scarpitta and exhibited in the 1960s in Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. Thanks to some archive images, we can retrace the events that led to the birth of one of the most iconic works of this artist with distant Sicilian origins, himself the protagonist of car races on the dirt tracks of Maryland and Pennsylvania.
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