FIAT was actively involved in motor racing before the First World War. In 1911 S74, company’s new GP racing car which featured a 14-liter four-cylinder engine, won American Grand Prize driven by American David Bruce-Brown. In 1911 Bruce-Brown led 2/3 of the distance at Grand Prix de’l ACF  in Dieppe, but was disqualified for refueling outside the pits. FIAT SpA works team with the roster of American fellow drivers David Bruce-Brown, Barney Oldfield, Teddy Tetzlaf and Caleb Bragg was the favorite of 1912 American GP in Savannah. But few days before the event Bruce-Brown, winner of the American GP in 1910 and 1911, along with his mechanic Tony Scudelari was killed in a crash on the final lap of the practice. 1912 American GP, the final Grand Prix for S74, was won by David’s teammate Caleb Bragg.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1912Grand PrixAmerican GP
Driver No.Entrant
David Bruce-Brown37Fiat SpA
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43Brumm
Cat. No.QualityRarity
R011