Ingap was an important Italian toy manufacturer in the prewar years. (see AS 4/08). Among many other toys they produced popular Italian racing car models. As soon as motorcars were invented, they started to race. Mastering the construction and opration of automobiles excited both their drivers and the public. In Europe, courageous competitions took place even in the earliest days of the 20th century. While the races were international, they were dominated by the cars of German, French, Italian and British manufacture.