Sport: Scoreboard, Jul. 21, 1958

¶ Roaring into a curve in Rheims's Grand Prix de France, Italy's Luigi Musso was a mere 100 yds. behind Britain's Mike Hawthorn. Musso gunned his Ferrari, hit the curve at 140 m.p.h., catapulted off the triangular course into a wheatfield, died. He was the last of Italy's great three. Alberto Ascari was killed in 1955; Eugenio Castellotti, Musso's closest friend and rival, in 1957.

¶ A track unknown, wiry (5 ft. 5½ in., 124 Ibs.) Australian Bert Thomas, 23, kept a scorching pace for the three-mile run at Dublin's Santry cinder track, streaked...

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