03. «You are not cut out for this job»

Nuvolari in military uniform as a national serviceman (1913-1914).

His great passion for motorcycles and cars, and his competitive spirit were growing faster and faster. Photos have been found with Tazio standing tall on a motorcycle driving fast along a dusty road, or wearing bonnet and goggles at the wheel of a Scat – a car he never drove during a race, as far as we know.
Tazio got the motorcycle race licence in 1915, when he was 23. However, a few months later the war broke out and he was in the Army as driver. He drove Red Cross ambulances, lorries and car with the Officers. One day, while he was
driving, he got out of the road. The Official with him said «Listen to me: forget driving. You are not cut out for this job».