the Keith Duerden Collection
Product NameProduct Description
Ascari
S_P01 Ferrari driversBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Animated discussion by the four Ferrari team drivers, Ascari, Farina, Hawthorn and Villoresi. In the centre, French motoring journalist, a young Bernard Cahier.
S_P02 Ascari Gonzalez FarinaBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. On the grid preparing for the start, Maserati driver Gonzalez looks relaxed between Ferrari rivals Ascari and Farina.
S_P04 Silverstone GP53 grid front rowBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Seconds to go, the front row of the grid. On pole, far side, Ascari (Ferrari), then Gonzalez (Maserati), Hawthorn (Ferrari) and Fangio (Maserati).
S_P05 Ascari Ferrari 500British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Double World Champion Alberto Ascari prepares to take his 2-litre Ferrari 500 out for qualifying. He set pole and won the race.
S_P06 Ascari Ferrari 500British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Alberto Ascari balancing his Ferrari 500 in a flat-out drift through the 'old' Woodcote Corner. He won the GP from Fangio's Maserati.
S_P15 Silverstone GP53 startBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. The start, with Fangio nearest camera leading the front row away as he glances across to poleman Ascari and Gonzalez...
S_P20 Taruffi Farina and AscariBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. The three works Ferrari drivers Piero Taruffi, Guiseppe Farina and Alberto Ascari. Ascari won the GP with Taruffi finishing second.
Aston Martin
G_N02 Aston Martin TeamGoodwood, 1955. The works Aston Martin DB3S team lined up for the start of the Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. They were to take first and third places with number 3, driven by Peter Walker/Dennis Poore the winner, and Peter Collins/Tony Brooks third.
G_N21 Aston Martin DB3SGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The winning Walker/Poore Aston Martin DB3S, here being driven by Dennis Poore, heads into the sunset.



G_P13 Nine Hours startGoodwood 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Drivers watch for the starter's flag, moments before the Le Mans type start. . .
G_P10 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The line-up before the start. From left-to-right: the Hawthorne/de Portago Ferrari 750 Monza (6) on pole, then the winning Poore/Walker works DB3S Aston Martin (3), Collins/Brooks DB3S (2), third-placed Parnell/Salvadori DB3S (1)…
S_F07 Salvadori Aston MartinInternational Trophy Meeting, Silverstone May 1956. Roy Salvadori led an Aston Martin 1 - 2 in the 25-lap race over-1500cc sports car race, beating Stirling Moss into second place. He also won the up-to-1500cc in a Cooper-Climax, beating Colin Chapman's Lotus into second place.
S_F22 Moss Aston Martin DB3SSilverstone, International Trophy Meeting, May 1956. An exhuberant Stirling Moss holds his over-steering Aston Martin DB3S through Copse Corner during practise for the over-1500cc sports car race.


Behra
S_P13 Behra GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. French driver Jean Behra drifting his works 2.5 litre Gordini through Chapel Curve.
S_K37 GP Start 1954British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. As the second row of the grid moves off, Roy Salvadori's Maserati 250F gets the drop on Karl Kling's Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' (centre) and Jean Behra's Gordini.
BRM
G_B26 Goodwood race startGoodwood, September 1953. Formule Libre racing - on pole (far side), Juan Manuel Fangio (BRM V16 Type 15), then Mike Hawthorn (Ferrari Thin Wall Special), Roy Salvadori (Connaught) and - nearest camera - Ken Wharton in the second BRM. Leading the second row away is Stirling Moss in his Cooper Alta.
G_D24 Ron FlockhartGoodwood, Easter 1954. Ron Flockhart raced this V16 BRM in the Chichester Cup and the Glover Trophy, in which he finished fourth.
G_D29 Chichester Cup startGoodwood, Easter 1954. The start of the 5 lap Chichester Cup for Formule Libre cars. Reg Parnell (Ferrari 500/625) gets the drop on the two V16 BRMs of Ron Flockhart and Ken Wharton.
G_D34 Chichester Cup gridGoodwood, Easter 1954. The front row of the grid of the 5 lap Chichester Cup Formule Libre race. (L to R) Ron Flockhart (BRM), Ken Wharton (BRM), Tony Rolt (Connaught) and Reg Parnell (Ferrari).
S_H33 Formule Libre gridSilverstone 1953. The front row of the grid for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy following the Grand Prix. On pole, far side, Fangio's BRM, then Farina's "Thin Wall Special", Ken Wharton's BRM and, nearest camera, Mike Hawthorn in his works Ferrari. . .
S_H35 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The start of the 17 lap Formule Libre Race, run just after the Grand Prix. Hawthorn (right) in his GP Ferrari appears to have the advantage on pole setter Fangio's BRM, Farina's "Thin Wall Special" and Wharton's BRM, all spinning their rear wheels.
S_P07 Fangio V16 BRMSilverstone 1953. Juan Manuel Fangio drifts the 1.5 litre supercharged V16 BRM through the "old" Woodcote corner. He qualified on pole but finished second in the Formule Libre Trophy race to Farina's "Thin Wall Special".
BH_P04 Graham Hill BRMBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. Eyes firmly focussed on the car in front - Graham Hill (BRM) chasing Jim Clark’s winning Lotus. After 80 laps and 2 hours 15 minutes of close racing, they finished just 2.8 seconds apart.
BH_A06 Jim Clark and Graham HillBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. For 80 laps of the 2.65 mile circuit Jim Clark (Lotus 25B) had the BRM of Graham Hill in close attendance, finally taking the chequered flag only 2.8 seconds apart after 2 hours 15 minutes racing. . .
S_P32 Hawthorn signalsBRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. While leading early in the race in his BRM P25, Mike Hawthorn asks for some pit signals.
S_P33 Hawthorn P25 BRMBRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Mike Hawthorn takes Copse Corner in the P25 BRM. From fourth place on the front row of the grid, he overtook Fangio to lead the field at the end of lap 1 only to retire with mechanical problems 12 laps later while leading from Moss (Vanwall) and Fangio (Ferrari).
S_P31 BRDC Race 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Storming past the pits at the end of the first lap, Hawthorn (BRM) has taken the lead from Fangio (D50 Ferrari), with Schell (Vanwall), Collins (D50 Ferrari) and Moss (Vanwall) following.
S_P35 BRDC Race start 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. From third place on the grid, Fangio's Ferrari D50 has moved across in front of the two Vanwalls of poleman Stirling Moss and Harry Schell, leavinng a clear run on the outside for Hawthorn's BRM.
S_A28 Hawthorn CopseBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Mike Hawthorn rounding Copse Corner in the BRM P25 during practise. Hawthorn retired early in the race while leading.
S_H34 Formule Libre grid 2Silverstone, 1953. Seconds to go to the start of the 17-lap Formule Libre Trophy race with (l to r) Fangio (BRM) on pole, Farina (Thin Wall Special), Wharton (BRM), and Hawthorn (Ferrari). Farina won from the two BRMs of Fangio and Wharton.
Clark
BH_C11 Clark Lotus 25B mirrorsBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. Jim Clark checks his mirrors while queuing for practise.
BH_C10 Clark Lotus 25B in practiseBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. In the race, Jim Clark’s mirrors were filled by the BRM of Graham Hill. Here, queuing to practise, he finds a more agreeable view!
BH_P03 Clark Lotus 25BBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. Study in concentration as winner Jim Clark (Lotus) strives to keep Graham Hill’s BRM in second place. After 80 laps and 2 hours 15 minutes close racing, they finished just 2.8 seconds apart.
BH_A06 Jim Clark and Graham HillBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. For 80 laps of the 2.65 mile circuit Jim Clark (Lotus 25B) had the BRM of Graham Hill in close attendance, finally taking the chequered flag only 2.8 seconds apart after 2 hours 15 minutes racing. . .
BH_A31 Clark and ChapmanBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. Lap of honour for winner Jim Clark, Colin Chapman and Team Lotus mechanics following Clark’s race-long battle with Graham Hill (BRM) . . .
Collins
G_B10 Collins in a Vanwall SpecialGoodwood, September 1954. Peter Collins braking hard for the chicane on his way to second place in the Goodwood Trophy for Formula 1 cars with the 'Vanwall Special'.
G_C29 Peter CollinsPeter Collins at Goodwood, September 1954. He won the Formule Libre Woodcote Cup and came second in the Goodwood Trophy for Formula 1 cars.
G_C11 Collins Thin Wall SpecialGoodwood, September 1954. The 4.5 litre Ferrari "Thin Wall Special", St Mary's corner, Peter Collins at the wheel on his way to win the Formule Libre Woodcote Cup.
S_P34 Collins Ferrari D50BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Peter Collins takes Copse Corner in the D50 Ferrari. Starting from fifth on the grid, he was pulled in from third place on lap 24 to hand his car over to Fangio, who had retired on lap 20, but his car lasted only another 4 laps before it, too, retired - both works Ferraris out.
S_P31 BRDC Race 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Storming past the pits at the end of the first lap, Hawthorn (BRM) has taken the lead from Fangio (D50 Ferrari), with Schell (Vanwall), Collins (D50 Ferrari) and Moss (Vanwall) following.
Connaught
G_B26 Goodwood race startGoodwood, September 1953. Formule Libre racing - on pole (far side), Juan Manuel Fangio (BRM V16 Type 15), then Mike Hawthorn (Ferrari Thin Wall Special), Roy Salvadori (Connaught) and - nearest camera - Ken Wharton in the second BRM. Leading the second row away is Stirling Moss in his Cooper Alta.
G_D10 Rolt and WalkerGoodwood, Easter 1954. Tony Rolt in the Connaught chats with team owner Rob Walker.
CP_C05 Rolt ConnaughtCrystal Palace, 1953. Tony Rolt, driving Rob Walker's Connaught, chasing leader Stirling Moss in the London Trophy Race.
CP_P02 Moss and RoltCrystal Palace, 1953. First lap, first corner - Ramp Bend. Diving under the Paddock Bridge in third and fourth places are Stirling Moss (Cooper Alta) and Tony Rolt (Connaught).
G_D12 Third Easter HandicapGoodwood, Easter 1954. All eyes on the starter's flag for the 7-lap Lavant Cup for Formula 1 cars (L to R): Peter Whitehead (Cooper-Alta), John Webb (Turner), Tony Rolt (Connaught A-type), Leslie Marr (Connaught A-type), Eric Brandon (Cooper-Alta) and Dick Gibson's Cooper-Bristol.
G_D34 Chichester Cup gridGoodwood, Easter 1954. The front row of the grid of the 5 lap Chichester Cup Formule Libre race. (L to R) Ron Flockhart (BRM), Ken Wharton (BRM), Tony Rolt (Connaught) and Reg Parnell (Ferrari).
G_F09 Connaught TransporterGoodwood, Easter 1954. Rob Walker's new Connaught is wheeled out of its transporter, to be prepared for driver Tony Rolt. He won the 5 lap Third Easter Handicap.
G_F10 Rolt and ConnaughtGoodwood, Easter 1954. Tony Rolt gets his first look at the new Connaught, run by Rob Walker's team from Pippbrook Garage, Dorking.
S_A34 Fairman ConnaughtBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Jack Fairman drifts the British works Connaught through Copse Corner on his way to fourth place. This was Fairman's highest placing in a Grand Prix.
S_B12 Fairman ConnaughtBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Jack Fairman in his British works Connaught drifts out of Chapel Curve on his way to fourth place. This was Fairman's highest placing in a Grand Prix.
G_D13 Third Easter Handicap (2)Goodwood, Easter 1954. 1953 Le Mans winner Tony Rolt (Connaught) heads the back of the grid away at the start of the 7-lap Lavant Cup for Formula 1 cars.
Cooper
G_B26 Goodwood race startGoodwood, September 1953. Formule Libre racing - on pole (far side), Juan Manuel Fangio (BRM V16 Type 15), then Mike Hawthorn (Ferrari Thin Wall Special), Roy Salvadori (Connaught) and - nearest camera - Ken Wharton in the second BRM. Leading the second row away is Stirling Moss in his Cooper Alta.
BH_P01 500s groupBrands Hatch 1950. Don Parker, Parker Special, leads a trio of Coopers in a 500cc race.


CP_F05 Cooper SportsCrystal Palace, 1955. Two Cooper sports cars duelling at South Tower Bend.
CP_P02 Moss and RoltCrystal Palace, 1953. First lap, first corner - Ramp Bend. Diving under the Paddock Bridge in third and fourth places are Stirling Moss (Cooper Alta) and Tony Rolt (Connaught).
G_K15 Moss Cooper 1000Goodwood, 1949. Stirling Moss, CooperJAP 1000cc V-twin. After a successful first year (1948) in a 500cc Cooper, Moss upgraded in 1949 to this Cooper which he raced in both 500cc and 1000cc classes, changing engines between races.
CP_E03 Parnell and GouldReg Parnell (Ferrari) leads Gould's enthusiastically-driven Cooper-Bristol at South Tower Bend, Crystal Palace, 1955.
S_H36 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy. From the second, third and fourth rows, a mix of types including G N Richardson's RRA leading, Flockhart searching for gears in his ERA, Louis Rosier's Ferrari (No. 18) and nearest, Somervail's Cooper-Bristol. Flockhart came in fourth and Richardson fifth.
G_P16 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The Lotus MG IX of Colin Chapman/Jopp (39) heads this group of mid-field runners at the start. Moss is next in the Porsche 550 Spyder (34), then the Whitehead/Head (10) …
S_P27 Worried Mike HawthornBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. Mike Hawthorn burst on the scene at Goodwood, Easter 1952, with two wins and a second place, driving the new Cooper-Bristol. Here, later in the year, he looks less than happy in the Silverstone paddock while his father searches for gremlins in the engine but, by the end of the year, he had made enough of a name to be snapped up by Ferrari for 1953.
Crystal Palace
CP_C04 Moss Cooper AltaCrystal Palace, 1953. Stirling Moss braking for Ramp Bend on his way to winning the London Trophy Race in his 2.5 litre Cooper Alta.
CP_C05 Rolt ConnaughtCrystal Palace, 1953. Tony Rolt, driving Rob Walker's Connaught, chasing leader Stirling Moss in the London Trophy Race.
CP_D10 Hawthorn MaseratiCrystal Palace, 1955. Mike Hawthorn in the Stirling Moss Maserati 250 at South Tower Bend.
CP_D12 Schell VanwallCrystal Palace, 1955. Harry Schell in a works Vanwall at South Tower Bend.
CP_D11 Gould MaseratiCrystal Palace, 1955. H H Gould, Maserati 250 at South Tower Bend.
CP_F05 Cooper SportsCrystal Palace, 1955. Two Cooper sports cars duelling at South Tower Bend.
CP_F06 Hawthorn SchellCrystal Palace, 1955. Mike Hawthorn leads at South Tower Bend from Gould (Maserati) and Schell (Vanwall). Hawthorn is driving the Maserati 250 on loan from Stirling Moss.
CP_P01 ERA Delage specialCrystal Palace, 1953. 1.5 litre supercharged Delage cars dominated the 1926/7 GP seasons. This example was successively owned and raced through the 1930s by Earl Howe, Dick Seaman and Prince Chula for Bira. After the war, it moved via the Parnells to Rob Walker who replaced the by now tired engine with one from a crashed E-type ERA.
CP_P02 Moss and RoltCrystal Palace, 1953. First lap, first corner - Ramp Bend. Diving under the Paddock Bridge in third and fourth places are Stirling Moss (Cooper Alta) and Tony Rolt (Connaught).
CP_D15 Salvadori MaseratiCrystal Palace, 1955. Roy Salvadori (Maserati) at South Tower Bend.
CP_E03 Parnell and GouldReg Parnell (Ferrari) leads Gould's enthusiastically-driven Cooper-Bristol at South Tower Bend, Crystal Palace, 1955.
CP_E07 Sports car groupSouth Tower Bend, Crystal Palace, 1955 - a group of sports cars with the BMW lying third exploring the limits of adhesion.
CP_E05 Fairman TurnerJack Fairman, in the unique Turner Formula 2 car, fends off Tony Crook's Cooper Bristol with Tony Rolt closing in Rob Walker's Connaught. Ted Whiteway's HWM completes the group in this photograph taken at Crystal Palace
CP_E06 Fairman and RoltRolt closes on Fairman on his way to victory in the second heat of the August Trophy at Crystal Palace. Crook also passed Fairman into second place.
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CP_C04 Moss Cooper AltaCrystal Palace, 1953. Stirling Moss braking for Ramp Bend on his way to winning the London Trophy Race in his 2.5 litre Cooper Alta.
CP_C05 Rolt ConnaughtCrystal Palace, 1953. Tony Rolt, driving Rob Walker's Connaught, chasing leader Stirling Moss in the London Trophy Race.
CP_P01 ERA Delage specialCrystal Palace, 1953. 1.5 litre supercharged Delage cars dominated the 1926/7 GP seasons. This example was successively owned and raced through the 1930s by Earl Howe, Dick Seaman and Prince Chula for Bira. After the war, it moved via the Parnells to Rob Walker who replaced the by now tired engine with one from a crashed E-type ERA.
CP_P02 Moss and RoltCrystal Palace, 1953. First lap, first corner - Ramp Bend. Diving under the Paddock Bridge in third and fourth places are Stirling Moss (Cooper Alta) and Tony Rolt (Connaught).
CP_D10 Hawthorn MaseratiCrystal Palace, 1955. Mike Hawthorn in the Stirling Moss Maserati 250 at South Tower Bend.
CP_D11 Gould MaseratiCrystal Palace, 1955. H H Gould, Maserati 250 at South Tower Bend.
CP_D12 Schell VanwallCrystal Palace, 1955. Harry Schell in a works Vanwall at South Tower Bend.
CP_F05 Cooper SportsCrystal Palace, 1955. Two Cooper sports cars duelling at South Tower Bend.
CP_F06 Hawthorn SchellCrystal Palace, 1955. Mike Hawthorn leads at South Tower Bend from Gould (Maserati) and Schell (Vanwall). Hawthorn is driving the Maserati 250 on loan from Stirling Moss.
CP_D15 Salvadori MaseratiCrystal Palace, 1955. Roy Salvadori (Maserati) at South Tower Bend.
CP_E03 Parnell and GouldReg Parnell (Ferrari) leads Gould's enthusiastically-driven Cooper-Bristol at South Tower Bend, Crystal Palace, 1955.
CP_E07 Sports car groupSouth Tower Bend, Crystal Palace, 1955 - a group of sports cars with the BMW lying third exploring the limits of adhesion.
Donald Campbell 1956
Bb1956_01 Donald Campbell portrait 1A relaxed Donald Campbell at Coniston. On 19 September 1956, he set a new World Water Speed Record of 225.6mph in "Bluebird".
Bb1956_02 Bluebird at speedOn 19 September 1956 on Coniston Water, Donald Campbell set a new World Water Speed Record on 225.6mph in "Bluebird" K7.
Bb1956_03 Bluebird arrives10 September 1956. Under the watchful eye of Andrew Brown and directed by Leo Villa, "Bluebird" K7 arrives at Coniston - and its a tight fit into the lanes to the boathouse.
Bb1956_04 Bluebird unloading10 September 1956. An interested crowd of holiday-makers watch as "Bluebird" is unloaded from its trailer.
Bb1956_06 Fuel rig checkAs "Bluebird" is prepared in the boathouse, Mobil Oil's fuel rig is checked in readiness for Donald Campbell's attempt on the World Water Speed Record, September 1956.
Bb1956_07 Canopy checkDonald Campbell and his chief engineer Leo Villa fit a new moulded perspex cockpit canopy to "Bluebird" during preparations for the attempt on the World Water Speed Record at Coniston, September 1956.
Bb1956_08 Fuelling 1On 19 September 1956, Donald Campbell in "Bluebird" raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph on Coniston Water. Having towed "Bluebird" out to the middle of the lake, Campbell's crew start the "Beryl" engine ready for the record attempt.
Bb1956_09 CongratulationsLeo Villa leads a happy crew after Donald Campbell, in "Bluebird", raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph - 19 September 1956, Coniston Water.
Bb1956_10 Record cakeCelebrations in the Sun Hotel, Coniston after Donald Campbell, in "Bluebird", raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph - 19 September 1956. Connie Robinson presents the special cake.
Bb1956_11 Brown and VillaAndrew Brown and Leo Villa get a lift during celebrations in the Sun Hotel, Coniston, after Donald Campbell (centre), in "Bluebird", raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph on 19 September 1956.
Bb1956_12 BrownAndrew Brown gets a lift during celebrations in the Sun Hotel, Coniston, after Donald Campbell (centre), in "Bluebird", raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph on 19 September 1956.
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Bb1956_01 Donald Campbell portrait 1A relaxed Donald Campbell at Coniston. On 19 September 1956, he set a new World Water Speed Record of 225.6mph in "Bluebird".
Bb1956_02 Bluebird at speedOn 19 September 1956 on Coniston Water, Donald Campbell set a new World Water Speed Record on 225.6mph in "Bluebird" K7.
Bb1956_03 Bluebird arrives10 September 1956. Under the watchful eye of Andrew Brown and directed by Leo Villa, "Bluebird" K7 arrives at Coniston - and its a tight fit into the lanes to the boathouse.
Bb1956_04 Bluebird unloading10 September 1956. An interested crowd of holiday-makers watch as "Bluebird" is unloaded from its trailer.
Bb1956_06 Fuel rig checkAs "Bluebird" is prepared in the boathouse, Mobil Oil's fuel rig is checked in readiness for Donald Campbell's attempt on the World Water Speed Record, September 1956.
Bb1956_07 Canopy checkDonald Campbell and his chief engineer Leo Villa fit a new moulded perspex cockpit canopy to "Bluebird" during preparations for the attempt on the World Water Speed Record at Coniston, September 1956.
Bb1956_08 Fuelling 1On 19 September 1956, Donald Campbell in "Bluebird" raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph on Coniston Water. Having towed "Bluebird" out to the middle of the lake, Campbell's crew start the "Beryl" engine ready for the record attempt.
Bb1956_09 CongratulationsLeo Villa leads a happy crew after Donald Campbell, in "Bluebird", raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph - 19 September 1956, Coniston Water.
Bb1956_10 Record cakeCelebrations in the Sun Hotel, Coniston after Donald Campbell, in "Bluebird", raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph - 19 September 1956. Connie Robinson presents the special cake.
Bb1956_11 Brown and VillaAndrew Brown and Leo Villa get a lift during celebrations in the Sun Hotel, Coniston, after Donald Campbell (centre), in "Bluebird", raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph on 19 September 1956.
Bb1956_12 BrownAndrew Brown gets a lift during celebrations in the Sun Hotel, Coniston, after Donald Campbell (centre), in "Bluebird", raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph on 19 September 1956.
Donald Campbell 1957
Bb1957_01 Donald Campbell portrait 2Donald Campbell at Coniston. On 7 November 1957, in "Bluebird", he raised his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.
Bb1957_02 Bluebird sets offConiston Water, 7 November 1957. On a bright, frosty morning, Donald Campbell's "Bluebird" sets off on the first of two runs which were to raise his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.
Bb1957_03 Bluebird returnsConiston Water, 7 November 1957. Donald Campbell brings "Bluebird" back to the jetty after making two runs that were to raise his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.
Bb1957_04 Donald Campbell portrait 3Donald Campbell at Coniston. On 7 November 1957, in "Bluebird", he raised his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.
Bb1957_05 Donald Campbell portrait 4Donald Campbell at Coniston. On 7 November 1957, in "Bluebird", he raised his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.
Bb1957_06 Fuelling 2Donald Campbell's "Bluebird" is fuelled for the successful attempt on the World Water Speed Record. At Coniston on 7 November 1957, he raised his own record to 239mph.
Bb1957_07 Fuelling 3Donald Campbell's "Bluebird" is fuelled for the successful attempt on the World Water Speed Record. At Coniston on 7 November 1957, he raised his own record to 239mph.
Bb1957_08 Donald Campbell preparesDonald Campbell settles into "Bluebird's" cockpit before setting off to break his own World Water Speed Record, raising it to 239mph at Coniston, 7 November 1957.
Bb1957_09 Bluebird moves offDonald Campbell eases "Bluebird" away from the jetty as he sets off on the two runs which will raise his own World Water Speed Record to 239mph at Coniston, 7 November 1957.
Bb1957_10 Happy teamFlanked by a happy crew, a relieved and delighted Donald Campbell just after he had broken his own World Water Speed Record, raising it from 225.6mph to 239mph on Coniston Water, 7 November 1957.
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Bb1957_01 Donald Campbell portrait 2Donald Campbell at Coniston. On 7 November 1957, in "Bluebird", he raised his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.
Bb1957_02 Bluebird sets offConiston Water, 7 November 1957. On a bright, frosty morning, Donald Campbell's "Bluebird" sets off on the first of two runs which were to raise his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.
Bb1957_03 Bluebird returnsConiston Water, 7 November 1957. Donald Campbell brings "Bluebird" back to the jetty after making two runs that were to raise his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.
Bb1957_04 Donald Campbell portrait 3Donald Campbell at Coniston. On 7 November 1957, in "Bluebird", he raised his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.
Bb1957_05 Donald Campbell portrait 4Donald Campbell at Coniston. On 7 November 1957, in "Bluebird", he raised his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.
Bb1957_06 Fuelling 2Donald Campbell's "Bluebird" is fuelled for the successful attempt on the World Water Speed Record. At Coniston on 7 November 1957, he raised his own record to 239mph.
Bb1957_07 Fuelling 3Donald Campbell's "Bluebird" is fuelled for the successful attempt on the World Water Speed Record. At Coniston on 7 November 1957, he raised his own record to 239mph.
Bb1957_08 Donald Campbell preparesDonald Campbell settles into "Bluebird's" cockpit before setting off to break his own World Water Speed Record, raising it to 239mph at Coniston, 7 November 1957.
Bb1957_09 Bluebird moves offDonald Campbell eases "Bluebird" away from the jetty as he sets off on the two runs which will raise his own World Water Speed Record to 239mph at Coniston, 7 November 1957.
Bb1957_10 Happy teamFlanked by a happy crew, a relieved and delighted Donald Campbell just after he had broken his own World Water Speed Record, raising it from 225.6mph to 239mph on Coniston Water, 7 November 1957.
ERA
CP_P01 ERA Delage specialCrystal Palace, 1953. 1.5 litre supercharged Delage cars dominated the 1926/7 GP seasons. This example was successively owned and raced through the 1930s by Earl Howe, Dick Seaman and Prince Chula for Bira. After the war, it moved via the Parnells to Rob Walker who replaced the by now tired engine with one from a crashed E-type ERA.
G_P04 Gerard ERA smokingGoodwood, Whitsun 1951. Bob Gerard in ERA R4A heading for the pits and retirement from the Festival of Britain Trophy. The race was won by Reg Parnell in the Thin Wall Special.
S_H36 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy. From the second, third and fourth rows, a mix of types including G N Richardson's RRA leading, Flockhart searching for gears in his ERA, Louis Rosier's Ferrari (No. 18) and nearest, Somervail's Cooper-Bristol. Flockhart came in fourth and Richardson fifth.
Fairman
S_A34 Fairman ConnaughtBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Jack Fairman drifts the British works Connaught through Copse Corner on his way to fourth place. This was Fairman's highest placing in a Grand Prix.
S_B12 Fairman ConnaughtBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Jack Fairman in his British works Connaught drifts out of Chapel Curve on his way to fourth place. This was Fairman's highest placing in a Grand Prix.
S_F17 Fairman D-type JaguarSilverstone 1956, International Trophy meeting. Jack Fairman in the D-type jaguar takes Copse Corner during practice for the over-1500cc sports car race.
CP_E05 Fairman TurnerJack Fairman, in the unique Turner Formula 2 car, fends off Tony Crook's Cooper Bristol with Tony Rolt closing in Rob Walker's Connaught. Ted Whiteway's HWM completes the group in this photograph taken at Crystal Palace
CP_E06 Fairman and RoltRolt closes on Fairman on his way to victory in the second heat of the August Trophy at Crystal Palace. Crook also passed Fairman into second place.
Fangio
G_B26 Goodwood race startGoodwood, September 1953. Formule Libre racing - on pole (far side), Juan Manuel Fangio (BRM V16 Type 15), then Mike Hawthorn (Ferrari Thin Wall Special), Roy Salvadori (Connaught) and - nearest camera - Ken Wharton in the second BRM. Leading the second row away is Stirling Moss in his Cooper Alta.
S_A11 Fangio Ferrari D50British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Five times F1 World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio drifting through Beckets in the Ferrari D50.
S_P03 Gonzalez FangioBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Maserati team mates Gonzalez and Fangio in belligerent mood before the start.
S_P04 Silverstone GP53 grid front rowBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Seconds to go, the front row of the grid. On pole, far side, Ascari (Ferrari), then Gonzalez (Maserati), Hawthorn (Ferrari) and Fangio (Maserati).
S_P15 Silverstone GP53 startBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. The start, with Fangio nearest camera leading the front row away as he glances across to poleman Ascari and Gonzalez...
S_E11 Mercedes-Benz W196British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The two Mercedes-Benz W196 "Stromlinienwagen" cars, to be driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling, receive attention behind the pits. Fangio is back to camera at the left. . .
S_H31 Farina Thin Wall SpecialSilverstone 1953. Guiseppe Farina, having just completed 88 laps in 2hrs 50 minutes to finish third in the Grand Prix, prepares for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy race, which he won in the "Thin Wall Special". Fangio (just above windscreen), who finished second in the BRM, looks on.
S_H33 Formule Libre gridSilverstone 1953. The front row of the grid for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy following the Grand Prix. On pole, far side, Fangio's BRM, then Farina's "Thin Wall Special", Ken Wharton's BRM and, nearest camera, Mike Hawthorn in his works Ferrari. . .
S_H35 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The start of the 17 lap Formule Libre Race, run just after the Grand Prix. Hawthorn (right) in his GP Ferrari appears to have the advantage on pole setter Fangio's BRM, Farina's "Thin Wall Special" and Wharton's BRM, all spinning their rear wheels.
S_P07 Fangio V16 BRMSilverstone 1953. Juan Manuel Fangio drifts the 1.5 litre supercharged V16 BRM through the "old" Woodcote corner. He qualified on pole but finished second in the Formule Libre Trophy race to Farina's "Thin Wall Special".
G_P03 Fangio portraitGoodwood, September 1953. Juan Manuel Fangio arrives in the Goodwood paddock to drive the V16 BRM. He finished second to Mike Hawthorn's "Thin Wall Special" in the Woodcode Cup for Formule Libre cars.
S_A11Z Fangio zoomBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Five times F1 World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio drifting through Beckets in the Ferrari D50.
S_P31 BRDC Race 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Storming past the pits at the end of the first lap, Hawthorn (BRM) has taken the lead from Fangio (D50 Ferrari), with Schell (Vanwall), Collins (D50 Ferrari) and Moss (Vanwall) following.
S_P35 BRDC Race start 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. From third place on the grid, Fangio's Ferrari D50 has moved across in front of the two Vanwalls of poleman Stirling Moss and Harry Schell, leavinng a clear run on the outside for Hawthorn's BRM.
S_E21 Fangio W196British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Fangio in the Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' takes the old Beckets Corner during practise - the slowest point of the course. Note the sand-filled oil drums marking the corner and the solitary marshall.
S_H34 Formule Libre grid 2Silverstone, 1953. Seconds to go to the start of the 17-lap Formule Libre Trophy race with (l to r) Fangio (BRM) on pole, Farina (Thin Wall Special), Wharton (BRM), and Hawthorn (Ferrari). Farina won from the two BRMs of Fangio and Wharton.
S_K36 British GP 1954British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The front row of the grid - the two Ferraris of Hawthorn (left), who finished second, and eventual winner Gonzalez (centre). Nearest camera, with just one minute to go, the engine of Fangio's Mercedes-Benz W196 is fired up.
Farina
S_P01 Ferrari driversBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Animated discussion by the four Ferrari team drivers, Ascari, Farina, Hawthorn and Villoresi. In the centre, French motoring journalist, a young Bernard Cahier.
S_P02 Ascari Gonzalez FarinaBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. On the grid preparing for the start, Maserati driver Gonzalez looks relaxed between Ferrari rivals Ascari and Farina.
S_P10 Farina portraitSilverstone 1953. The first F1 World Champion Dr. Guiseppe Farina has already driven to third place in the Grand Prix, completing 88 laps in 2hrs 50 mins. Here, he is sitting relaxed on the grid of the Formule Libre Trophy to be run just following the GP - a mere 17 laps.
S_P20 Taruffi Farina and AscariBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. The three works Ferrari drivers Piero Taruffi, Guiseppe Farina and Alberto Ascari. Ascari won the GP with Taruffi finishing second.
S_P25 Farina Ferrari Thin Wall SpecialSilverstone 1953. Guiseppe Farina winning the Formule Libre Trophy and setting a record fastest lap at 100.16mph ( the first official 100mph lap at Silverstone) driving the Ferrari 'Thin Wall Special'…
S_H31 Farina Thin Wall SpecialSilverstone 1953. Guiseppe Farina, having just completed 88 laps in 2hrs 50 minutes to finish third in the Grand Prix, prepares for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy race, which he won in the "Thin Wall Special". Fangio (just above windscreen), who finished second in the BRM, looks on.
S_H33 Formule Libre gridSilverstone 1953. The front row of the grid for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy following the Grand Prix. On pole, far side, Fangio's BRM, then Farina's "Thin Wall Special", Ken Wharton's BRM and, nearest camera, Mike Hawthorn in his works Ferrari. . .
S_H35 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The start of the 17 lap Formule Libre Race, run just after the Grand Prix. Hawthorn (right) in his GP Ferrari appears to have the advantage on pole setter Fangio's BRM, Farina's "Thin Wall Special" and Wharton's BRM, all spinning their rear wheels.
S_P28 Ferrari DriversBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. Three of the Ferrari works drivers in the pits during practise - Piero Taruffi, Giuseppe Farina and Louigi Villoresi.
S_H34 Formule Libre grid 2Silverstone, 1953. Seconds to go to the start of the 17-lap Formule Libre Trophy race with (l to r) Fangio (BRM) on pole, Farina (Thin Wall Special), Wharton (BRM), and Hawthorn (Ferrari). Farina won from the two BRMs of Fangio and Wharton.
Ferrari
G_B26 Goodwood race startGoodwood, September 1953. Formule Libre racing - on pole (far side), Juan Manuel Fangio (BRM V16 Type 15), then Mike Hawthorn (Ferrari Thin Wall Special), Roy Salvadori (Connaught) and - nearest camera - Ken Wharton in the second BRM. Leading the second row away is Stirling Moss in his Cooper Alta.
G_D17 Parnell Ferrari 500/625Goodwood, Easter 1954. Reg Parnell winning the Lavant Cup in the Ferrari 500/625.
G_D29 Chichester Cup startGoodwood, Easter 1954. The start of the 5 lap Chichester Cup for Formule Libre cars. Reg Parnell (Ferrari 500/625) gets the drop on the two V16 BRMs of Ron Flockhart and Ken Wharton.
G_N24 Hawthorn Ferrari 750Goodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Setting fastest lap, the Ferrari 750 Monza with Mike Hawthorn at the wheel swoops into St. Mary's corner before gearbox problems set in.
G_P12 Nine Hours pre-startGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Final preparations under way before the 3.00pm Le Mans type start. On pole, the Ferrari 750 Monza of Mike Hawthorn.
G_P15 Nine Hours startGoodwood 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The Le Mans type start.
G_C11 Collins Thin Wall SpecialGoodwood, September 1954. The 4.5 litre Ferrari "Thin Wall Special", St Mary's corner, Peter Collins at the wheel on his way to win the Formule Libre Woodcote Cup.
S_P05 Ascari Ferrari 500British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Double World Champion Alberto Ascari prepares to take his 2-litre Ferrari 500 out for qualifying. He set pole and won the race.
S_P06 Ascari Ferrari 500British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Alberto Ascari balancing his Ferrari 500 in a flat-out drift through the 'old' Woodcote Corner. He won the GP from Fangio's Maserati.
S_P14 Gonzalez Ferrari 625British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Jose Frolian Gonzalez in the works 2.5 litre Ferrari 625 drifting through Chapel Curve on his way to his second British GP victory.
S_A11 Fangio Ferrari D50British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Five times F1 World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio drifting through Beckets in the Ferrari D50.
CP_E03 Parnell and GouldReg Parnell (Ferrari) leads Gould's enthusiastically-driven Cooper-Bristol at South Tower Bend, Crystal Palace, 1955.
G_D34 Chichester Cup gridGoodwood, Easter 1954. The front row of the grid of the 5 lap Chichester Cup Formule Libre race. (L to R) Ron Flockhart (BRM), Ken Wharton (BRM), Tony Rolt (Connaught) and Reg Parnell (Ferrari).
G_P13 Nine Hours startGoodwood 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Drivers watch for the starter's flag, moments before the Le Mans type start. . .
S_H31 Farina Thin Wall SpecialSilverstone 1953. Guiseppe Farina, having just completed 88 laps in 2hrs 50 minutes to finish third in the Grand Prix, prepares for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy race, which he won in the "Thin Wall Special". Fangio (just above windscreen), who finished second in the BRM, looks on.
S_P25 Farina Ferrari Thin Wall SpecialSilverstone 1953. Guiseppe Farina winning the Formule Libre Trophy and setting a record fastest lap at 100.16mph ( the first official 100mph lap at Silverstone) driving the Ferrari 'Thin Wall Special'…
S_H33 Formule Libre gridSilverstone 1953. The front row of the grid for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy following the Grand Prix. On pole, far side, Fangio's BRM, then Farina's "Thin Wall Special", Ken Wharton's BRM and, nearest camera, Mike Hawthorn in his works Ferrari. . .
S_H35 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The start of the 17 lap Formule Libre Race, run just after the Grand Prix. Hawthorn (right) in his GP Ferrari appears to have the advantage on pole setter Fangio's BRM, Farina's "Thin Wall Special" and Wharton's BRM, all spinning their rear wheels.
G_P10 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The line-up before the start. From left-to-right: the Hawthorne/de Portago Ferrari 750 Monza (6) on pole, then the winning Poore/Walker works DB3S Aston Martin (3), Collins/Brooks DB3S (2), third-placed Parnell/Salvadori DB3S (1)…
S_P34 Collins Ferrari D50BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Peter Collins takes Copse Corner in the D50 Ferrari. Starting from fifth on the grid, he was pulled in from third place on lap 24 to hand his car over to Fangio, who had retired on lap 20, but his car lasted only another 4 laps before it, too, retired - both works Ferraris out.
S_P31 BRDC Race 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Storming past the pits at the end of the first lap, Hawthorn (BRM) has taken the lead from Fangio (D50 Ferrari), with Schell (Vanwall), Collins (D50 Ferrari) and Moss (Vanwall) following.
S_P35 BRDC Race start 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. From third place on the grid, Fangio's Ferrari D50 has moved across in front of the two Vanwalls of poleman Stirling Moss and Harry Schell, leavinng a clear run on the outside for Hawthorn's BRM.
S_P24 Mike Hawthorn on gridBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mike Hawthorn counts down while waiting on the grid in his Ferrari.
S_H34 Formule Libre grid 2Silverstone, 1953. Seconds to go to the start of the 17-lap Formule Libre Trophy race with (l to r) Fangio (BRM) on pole, Farina (Thin Wall Special), Wharton (BRM), and Hawthorn (Ferrari). Farina won from the two BRMs of Fangio and Wharton.
S_K15 Hawthorn FerrariBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mike Hawthorn on the grid in his Ferrari prepares to start. Perhaps there are language problems with his Italian mechanic.
S_P24 Mike Hawthorn on gridBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mike Hawthorn counts down while waiting on the grid in his Ferrari.
S_K36 British GP 1954British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The front row of the grid - the two Ferraris of Hawthorn (left), who finished second, and eventual winner Gonzalez (centre). Nearest camera, with just one minute to go, the engine of Fangio's Mercedes-Benz W196 is fired up.
Flockhart
G_D24 Ron FlockhartGoodwood, Easter 1954. Ron Flockhart raced this V16 BRM in the Chichester Cup and the Glover Trophy, in which he finished fourth.
G_D29 Chichester Cup startGoodwood, Easter 1954. The start of the 5 lap Chichester Cup for Formule Libre cars. Reg Parnell (Ferrari 500/625) gets the drop on the two V16 BRMs of Ron Flockhart and Ken Wharton.
G_D34 Chichester Cup gridGoodwood, Easter 1954. The front row of the grid of the 5 lap Chichester Cup Formule Libre race. (L to R) Ron Flockhart (BRM), Ken Wharton (BRM), Tony Rolt (Connaught) and Reg Parnell (Ferrari).
S_H36 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy. From the second, third and fourth rows, a mix of types including G N Richardson's RRA leading, Flockhart searching for gears in his ERA, Louis Rosier's Ferrari (No. 18) and nearest, Somervail's Cooper-Bristol. Flockhart came in fourth and Richardson fifth.
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BH_A06 Jim Clark and Graham HillBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. For 80 laps of the 2.65 mile circuit Jim Clark (Lotus 25B) had the BRM of Graham Hill in close attendance, finally taking the chequered flag only 2.8 seconds apart after 2 hours 15 minutes racing. . .
BH_P04 Graham Hill BRMBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. Eyes firmly focussed on the car in front - Graham Hill (BRM) chasing Jim Clark’s winning Lotus. After 80 laps and 2 hours 15 minutes of close racing, they finished just 2.8 seconds apart.
Gerard
G_P04 Gerard ERA smokingGoodwood, Whitsun 1951. Bob Gerard in ERA R4A heading for the pits and retirement from the Festival of Britain Trophy. The race was won by Reg Parnell in the Thin Wall Special.
G_P08 Shawe_Taylor and GerardTwo ERA drivers in the Paddock at Goodwood, (left) Brian Shawe-Taylor and (right) Bob Gerard.
G_B29 Bob Gerard and familyGoodwood, September 1954. A relaxed Bob Gerard in the paddock with his wife and daughter before taking third place in the Goodwood Trophy in his Cooper Bristol T23.
Gonzalez
G_P01 Gonzalez portraitGoodwood 1952. The great Argentinian driver, Jose Frolian Gonzalez, won races both in the "Thin Wall Special" (Richmond Trophy, Easter) and BRM V16 Type 15 (Woodcote Cup and "Daily Graphic Trophy", September).
S_P02 Ascari Gonzalez FarinaBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. On the grid preparing for the start, Maserati driver Gonzalez looks relaxed between Ferrari rivals Ascari and Farina.
S_P03 Gonzalez FangioBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Maserati team mates Gonzalez and Fangio in belligerent mood before the start.
S_P04 Silverstone GP53 grid front rowBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Seconds to go, the front row of the grid. On pole, far side, Ascari (Ferrari), then Gonzalez (Maserati), Hawthorn (Ferrari) and Fangio (Maserati).
S_P14 Gonzalez Ferrari 625British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Jose Frolian Gonzalez in the works 2.5 litre Ferrari 625 drifting through Chapel Curve on his way to his second British GP victory.
S_P15 Silverstone GP53 startBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. The start, with Fangio nearest camera leading the front row away as he glances across to poleman Ascari and Gonzalez...
G_P09 Gonzalez "Thin Wall Special"Goodwood, Easter 1952. Mechanics gather round the great Argentinian driver, Jose Frolian Gonzalez, looking pleased after a practise run in the "Thin Wall Special". . .
S_K36 British GP 1954British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The front row of the grid - the two Ferraris of Hawthorn (left), who finished second, and eventual winner Gonzalez (centre). Nearest camera, with just one minute to go, the engine of Fangio's Mercedes-Benz W196 is fired up.
Goodwood
G_A04 Goodwood race startGoodwood, Members' Meeting 27 March 1954. The start of a typical 'club' sports car race with (nearest camera) the Lotus VI of Frank Nicholls, then Len Gibbs (Riley 9), Tony Marsh (Lotus 11b) and on pole (far side), race winner Roy Watling-Greenwood's RWG.
G_B10 Collins in a Vanwall SpecialGoodwood, September 1954. Peter Collins braking hard for the chicane on his way to second place in the Goodwood Trophy for Formula 1 cars with the 'Vanwall Special'.
G_B26 Goodwood race startGoodwood, September 1953. Formule Libre racing - on pole (far side), Juan Manuel Fangio (BRM V16 Type 15), then Mike Hawthorn (Ferrari Thin Wall Special), Roy Salvadori (Connaught) and - nearest camera - Ken Wharton in the second BRM. Leading the second row away is Stirling Moss in his Cooper Alta.
G_D17 Parnell Ferrari 500/625Goodwood, Easter 1954. Reg Parnell winning the Lavant Cup in the Ferrari 500/625.
G_D24 Ron FlockhartGoodwood, Easter 1954. Ron Flockhart raced this V16 BRM in the Chichester Cup and the Glover Trophy, in which he finished fourth.
G_D05 Salvadori MaseratiGoodwood, Easter 1954. A pensive Roy Salvadori (Maserati 250F) waits on the grid.
G_D06 Parnell and HoweGoodwood, Easter 1954. Reg Parnell and Earl Howe in serious discussion on the grid.
G_D10 Rolt and WalkerGoodwood, Easter 1954. Rony Rolt in the Connaught chats with team owner Rob Walker.
G_D25 Parnell Salvadori on gridGoodwood, Easter 1954. With George Abecassis (extreme left) keeping an eye on things, Reg Parnell gives advice to Roy Salvadori on the Chichester Cup grid.
G_D29 Chichester Cup startGoodwood, Easter 1954. The start of the 5 lap Chichester Cup for Formule Libre cars. Reg Parnell (Ferrari 500/625) gets the drop on the two V16 BRMs of Ron Flockhart and Ken Wharton.
G_G15 Moss Maserati 250FGoodwood, Easter 1956. After a great 1955 with Mercedes Benz, Stirling Moss joined Maserati for '56. Here winning the Richmond Formula 1 race for the Glover Trophy in the 250F.
G_K15 Moss Cooper 1000Goodwood, 1949. Stirling Moss, CooperJAP 1000cc V-twin. After a successful first year (1948) in a 500cc Cooper, Moss upgraded in 1949 to this Cooper which he raced in both 500cc and 1000cc classes, changing engines between races.
G_K16 Moss HWM PaddockGoodwood, 1951. Stirling Moss, in the 1951 HWM, gets a push from HWM (Hersham & Whalton Motors) founders John Heath, nearest camera, and George Abecassis.
G_L11 Dusk Nine Hours raceGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Light streaks from the cars' headlamps as they thunder into the night past the pits and stands.
G_N02 Aston Martin TeamGoodwood, 1955. The works Aston Martin DB3S team lined up for the start of the Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. They were to take first and third places with number 3, driven by Peter Walker/Dennis Poore the winner, and Peter Collins/Tony Brooks third.
G_N07 Jaguar D-TypesGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Two D-Type Jaguars in a duel past the pits early in the race. No. 9 is driven by Tony Rolt and no. 11 is the Ecurie Ecosse entry.
G_N21 Aston Martin DB3SGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The winning Walker/Poore Aston Martin DB3S, here being driven by Dennis Poore, heads into the sunset.
G_N24 Hawthorn Ferrari 750Goodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Setting fastest lap, the Ferrari 750 Monza with Mike Hawthorn at the wheel swoops into St. Mary's corner before gearbox problems set in.
G_P01 Gonzalez portraitGoodwood 1952. The great Argentinian driver, Jose Frolian Gonzalez, won races both in the "Thin Wall Special" (Richmond Trophy, Easter) and BRM V16 Type 15 (Woodcote Cup and "Daily Graphic Trophy", September).
G_P02 Moss portraitA young Stirling Moss in the Goodwood paddock paints "his" No. 7 on the Cooper 500.
G_P04 Gerard ERA smokingGoodwood, Whitsun 1951. Bob Gerard in ERA R4A heading for the pits and retirement from the Festival of Britain Trophy. The race was won by Reg Parnell in the Thin Wall Special.
G_P05 Group at Goodwood chicaneHeavy braking on the queue for the Goodwood chicane.
G_P06 Parnell Maserati 4CLT/48Reg Parnell regularly campaigned his 4CLT/48 Maserati at Goodwood from the first meeting in 1948 to Easter 1951, winning many races.
G_P08 Shawe_Taylor and GerardTwo ERA drivers in the Paddock at Goodwood, (left) Brian Shawe-Taylor and (right) Bob Gerard.
G_P12 Nine Hours pre-startGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Final preparations under way before the 3.00pm Le Mans type start. On pole, the Ferrari 750 Monza of Mike Hawthorn.
G_P15 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The Le Mans type start.
G_B29 Bob Gerard and familyGoodwood, September 1954. A relaxed Bob Gerard in the paddock with his wife and daughter before taking third place in the Goodwood Trophy in his Cooper Bristol T23.
G_C11 Collins Thin Wall SpecialGoodwood, September 1954. The 4.5 litre Ferrari "Thin Wall Special", St Mary's corner, Peter Collins at the wheel on his way to win the Formule Libre Woodcote Cup.
G_C29 Peter CollinsPeter Collins at Goodwood, September 1954. He won the Formule Libre Woodcote Cup and came second in the Goodwood Trophy for Formula 1 cars.
G_D12 Third Easter HandicapGoodwood, Easter 1954. All eyes on the starter's flag for the 7-lap Lavant Cup for Formula 1 cars (L to R): Peter Whitehead (Cooper-Alta), John Webb (Turner), Tony Rolt (Connaught A-type), Leslie Marr (Connaught A-type), Eric Brandon (Cooper-Alta) and Dick Gibson's Cooper-Bristol.
G_D13 Third Easter Handicap (2)Goodwood, Easter 1954. 1953 Le Mans winner Tony Rolt (Connaught) heads the back of the grid away at the start of the 7-lap Lavant Cup for Formula 1 cars.
G_D34 Chichester Cup gridGoodwood, Easter 1954. The front row of the grid of the 5 lap Chichester Cup Formule Libre race. (L to R) Ron Flockhart (BRM), Ken Wharton (BRM), Tony Rolt (Connaught) and Reg Parnell (Ferrari).
G_F09 Connaught TransporterGoodwood, Easter 1954. Rob Walker's new Connaught is wheeled out of its transporter, to be prepared for driver Tony Rolt. He won the 5 lap Third Easter Handicap.
G_F10 Rolt and ConnaughtGoodwood, Easter 1954. Tony Rolt gets his first look at the new Connaught, run by Rob Walker's team from Pippbrook Garage, Dorking.
G_L13 Dusk Nine Hours raceGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Light streaks from the cars' headlamps as they thunder past the pits into the dusk light.
G_N17 Moss Porsche 550 SpyderGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Stirling Moss in the Porsche 550 Spyder he shared with Hushke von Hanstein. . .
G_N27 Nine Hours Race D-Type JaguarGoodwood, 1955 Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The second placed Ecurie Ecosse D-type Jaguar, piloted by Desmond Titterington and Ninian Sanderson, braking for St. Mary's corner.
G_P09 Gonzalez "Thin Wall Special"Goodwood, Easter 1952. Mechanics gather round the great Argentinian driver, Jose Frolian Gonzalez, looking pleased after a practise run in the "Thin Wall Special". . .
G_P13 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Drivers watch for the starter's flag, moments before the Le Mans type start. . .
G_P14 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Drivers watch for the starter's flag, moments before the Le Mans type start.
G_G24 Moss Maserati 250FGoodwood, Easter 1956. After a great 1955 with Mercedes Benz, Stirling Moss joined Maserati for '56. Here winning the Richmond Formula 1 Race for the Glover Trophy in the 250F as he dives into the left-hander at St. Mary's.
G_N28 Schell/Lucas Ferrari 750Goodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The Schell/Lucas Ferrari 750 Monza dives into the left-hander at St. Mary's.
G_P03 Fangio portraitGoodwood, September 1953. Juan Manuel Fangio arrives in the Goodwood paddock to drive the V16 BRM. He finished second to Mike Hawthorn's "Thin Wall Special" in the Woodcode Cup for Formule Libre cars.
G_P10 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The line-up before the start. From left-to-right: the Hawthorne/de Portago Ferrari 750 Monza (6) on pole, then the winning Poore/Walker works DB3S Aston Martin (3), Collins/Brooks DB3S (2), third-placed Parnell/Salvadori DB3S (1)…
G_P16 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The Lotus MG IX of Colin Chapman/Jopp (39) heads this group of mid-field runners at the start. Moss is next in the Porsche 550 Spyder (34), then the Whitehead/Head (10) …
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G_K15 Moss Cooper 1000Goodwood, 1949. Stirling Moss, CooperJAP 1000cc V-twin. After a successful first year (1948) in a 500cc Cooper, Moss upgraded in 1949 to this Cooper which he raced in both 500cc and 1000cc classes, changing engines between races.
G_P02 Moss portraitA young Stirling Moss in the Goodwood paddock paints "his" No. 7 on the Cooper 500.
G_K16 Moss HWM PaddockGoodwood, 1951. Stirling Moss, in the 1951 HWM, gets a push from HWM (Hersham & Whalton Motors) founders John Heath, nearest camera, and George Abecassis.
G_P04 Gerard ERA smokingGoodwood, Whitsun 1951. Bob Gerard in ERA R4A heading for the pits and retirement from the Festival of Britain Trophy. The race was won by Reg Parnell in the Thin Wall Special.
G_P01 Gonzalez portraitGoodwood 1952. The great Argentinian driver, Jose Frolian Gonzalez, won races both in the "Thin Wall Special" (Richmond Trophy, Easter) and BRM V16 Type 15 (Woodcote Cup and "Daily Graphic Trophy", September).
G_P09 Gonzalez "Thin Wall Special"Goodwood, Easter 1952. Mechanics gather round the great Argentinian driver, Jose Frolian Gonzalez, looking pleased after a practise run in the "Thin Wall Special". . .
G_B26 Goodwood race startGoodwood, September 1953. Formule Libre racing - on pole (far side), Juan Manuel Fangio (BRM V16 Type 15), then Mike Hawthorn (Ferrari Thin Wall Special), Roy Salvadori (Connaught) and - nearest camera - Ken Wharton in the second BRM. Leading the second row away is Stirling Moss in his Cooper Alta.
G_C29 Peter CollinsPeter Collins at Goodwood, September 1954. He won the Formule Libre Woodcote Cup and came second in the Goodwood Trophy for Formula 1 cars.
G_A04 Goodwood race startGoodwood, Members' Meeting 27 March 1954. The start of a typical 'club' sports car race with (nearest camera) the Lotus VI of Frank Nicholls, then Len Gibbs (Riley 9), Tony Marsh (Lotus 11b) and on pole (far side), race winner Roy Watling-Greenwood's RWG.
G_D05 Salvadori MaseratiGoodwood, Easter 1954. A pensive Roy Salvadori (Maserati 250F) waits on the grid.
G_D06 Parnell and HoweGoodwood, Easter 1954. Reg Parnell and Earl Howe in serious discussion on the grid.
G_D17 Parnell Ferrari 500/625Goodwood, Easter 1954. Reg Parnell winning the Lavant Cup in the Ferrari 500/625.
G_F09 Connaught TransporterGoodwood, Easter 1954. Rob Walker's new Connaught is wheeled out of its transporter, to be prepared for driver Tony Rolt. He won the 5 lap Third Easter Handicap.
G_F10 Rolt and ConnaughtGoodwood, Easter 1954. Tony Rolt gets his first look at the new Connaught, run by Rob Walker's team from Pippbrook Garage, Dorking.
G_D10 Rolt and WalkerGoodwood, Easter 1954. Rony Rolt in the Connaught chats with team owner Rob Walker.
G_D12 Third Easter HandicapGoodwood, Easter 1954. All eyes on the starter's flag for the 7-lap Lavant Cup for Formula 1 cars (L to R): Peter Whitehead (Cooper-Alta), John Webb (Turner), Tony Rolt (Connaught A-type), Leslie Marr (Connaught A-type), Eric Brandon (Cooper-Alta) and Dick Gibson's Cooper-Bristol.
G_D13 Third Easter Handicap (2)Goodwood, Easter 1954. 1953 Le Mans winner Tony Rolt (Connaught) heads the back of the grid away at the start of the 7-lap Lavant Cup for Formula 1 cars.
G_D24 Ron FlockhartGoodwood, Easter 1954. Ron Flockhart raced this V16 BRM in the Chichester Cup and the Glover Trophy, in which he finished fourth.
G_D25 Parnell Salvadori on gridGoodwood, Easter 1954. With George Abecassis (extreme left) keeping an eye on things, Reg Parnell gives advice to Roy Salvadori on the Chichester Cup grid.
G_D34 Chichester Cup gridGoodwood, Easter 1954. The front row of the grid of the 5 lap Chichester Cup Formule Libre race. (L to R) Ron Flockhart (BRM), Ken Wharton (BRM), Tony Rolt (Connaught) and Reg Parnell (Ferrari).
G_D29 Chichester Cup startGoodwood, Easter 1954. The start of the 5 lap Chichester Cup for Formule Libre cars. Reg Parnell (Ferrari 500/625) gets the drop on the two V16 BRMs of Ron Flockhart and Ken Wharton.
G_B29 Bob Gerard and familyGoodwood, September 1954. A relaxed Bob Gerard in the paddock with his wife and daughter before taking third place in the Goodwood Trophy in his Cooper Bristol T23.
G_C11 Collins Thin Wall SpecialGoodwood, September 1954. The 4.5 litre Ferrari "Thin Wall Special", St Mary's corner, Peter Collins at the wheel on his way to win the Formule Libre Woodcote Cup.
G_B10 Collins in a Vanwall SpecialGoodwood, September 1954. Peter Collins braking hard for the chicane on his way to second place in the Goodwood Trophy for Formula 1 cars with the 'Vanwall Special'.
G_N02 Aston Martin TeamGoodwood, 1955. The works Aston Martin DB3S team lined up for the start of the Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. They were to take first and third places with number 3, driven by Peter Walker/Dennis Poore the winner, and Peter Collins/Tony Brooks third.
G_P12 Nine Hours pre-startGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Final preparations under way before the 3.00pm Le Mans type start. On pole, the Ferrari 750 Monza of Mike Hawthorn.
G_P13 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Drivers watch for the starter's flag, moments before the Le Mans type start. . .
G_P14 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Drivers watch for the starter's flag, moments before the Le Mans type start.
G_P15 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The Le Mans type start.
G_N07 Jaguar D-TypesGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Two D-Type Jaguars in a duel past the pits early in the race. No. 9 is driven by Tony Rolt and no. 11 is the Ecurie Ecosse entry.
G_N27 Nine Hours Race D-Type JaguarGoodwood, 1955 Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The second placed Ecurie Ecosse D-type Jaguar, piloted by Desmond Titterington and Ninian Sanderson, braking for St. Mary's corner.
G_N17 Moss Porsche 550 SpyderGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Stirling Moss in the Porsche 550 Spyder he shared with Hushke von Hanstein. . .
G_N21 Aston Martin DB3SGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The winning Walker/Poore Aston Martin DB3S, here being driven by Dennis Poore, heads into the sunset.
G_N24 Hawthorn Ferrari 750Goodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Setting fastest lap, the Ferrari 750 Monza with Mike Hawthorn at the wheel swoops into St. Mary's corner before gearbox problems set in.
G_L11 Dusk Nine Hours raceGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Light streaks from the cars' headlamps as they thunder into the night past the pits and stands.
G_L13 Dusk Nine Hours raceGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Light streaks from the cars' headlamps as they thunder past the pits into the dusk light.
G_G15 Moss Maserati 250FGoodwood, Easter 1956. After a great 1955 with Mercedes Benz, Stirling Moss joined Maserati for '56. Here winning the Richmond Formula 1 race for the Glover Trophy in the 250F.
G_G24 Moss Maserati 250FGoodwood, Easter 1956. After a great 1955 with Mercedes Benz, Stirling Moss joined Maserati for '56. Here winning the Richmond Formula 1 Race for the Glover Trophy in the 250F as he dives into the left-hander at St. Mary's.
G_P05 Group at Goodwood chicaneHeavy braking on the queue for the Goodwood chicane.
G_P06 Parnell Maserati 4CLT/48Reg Parnell regularly campaigned his 4CLT/48 Maserati at Goodwood from the first meeting in 1948 to Easter 1951, winning many races.
G_P08 Shawe_Taylor and GerardTwo ERA drivers in the Paddock at Goodwood, (left) Brian Shawe-Taylor and (right) Bob Gerard.
G_P03 Fangio portraitGoodwood, September 1953. Juan Manuel Fangio arrives in the Goodwood paddock to drive the V16 BRM. He finished second to Mike Hawthorn's "Thin Wall Special" in the Woodcode Cup for Formule Libre cars.
Gordini
S_P08 Schell GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. A pensive Harry Schell waits on the grid with his Gordini. He qualified on the third row, but retired on the 6th lap with magneto failure.
S_P09 Schell GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. A determined Harry Schell in the works Gordini flat out through Woodcote before retiring with magneto failure on the 6th lap.
S_P13 Behra GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. French driver Jean Behra drifting his works 2.5 litre Gordini through Chapel Curve.
S_P18 Prince Bira portrait'B Bira', or in full, Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh of Siam, at Silverstone to drive a works Gordini in 1952. . .
S_P22 Maurice Trintignant portraitBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Works Gordini driver, Maurice Trintignant.
S_K37 GP Start 1954British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. As the second row of the grid moves off, Roy Salvadori's Maserati 250F gets the drop on Karl Kling's Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' (centre) and Jean Behra's Gordini.
S_P16 Trintignant GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. French driver Maurice Trintignant in a flat-out drift through Woodcote Corner in the works Gordini.
Gould
CP_D11 Gould MaseratiCrystal Palace, 1955. H H Gould, Maserati 250 at South Tower Bend.
CP_E03 Parnell and GouldReg Parnell (Ferrari) leads Gould's enthusiastically-driven Cooper-Bristol at South Tower Bend, Crystal Palace, 1955.
Hawthorn
G_B26 Goodwood race startGoodwood, September 1953. Formule Libre racing - on pole (far side), Juan Manuel Fangio (BRM V16 Type 15), then Mike Hawthorn (Ferrari Thin Wall Special), Roy Salvadori (Connaught) and - nearest camera - Ken Wharton in the second BRM. Leading the second row away is Stirling Moss in his Cooper Alta.
S_A16 Hawthorn portraitBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. A relaxed Mike Hawthorn in the pits during practise. Driving the BRM P25, he was an early leader in the race, but soon retired.
CP_D10 Hawthorn MaseratiCrystal Palace, 1955. Mike Hawthorn in the Stirling Moss Maserati 250 at South Tower Bend.
CP_F06 Hawthorn SchellCrystal Palace, 1955. Mike Hawthorn leads at South Tower Bend from Gould (Maserati) and Schell (Vanwall). Hawthorn is driving the Maserati 250 on loan from Stirling Moss.
G_N24 Hawthorn Ferrari 750Goodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Setting fastest lap, the Ferrari 750 Monza with Mike Hawthorn at the wheel swoops into St. Mary's corner before gearbox problems set in.
S_A28 Hawthorn CopseBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Mike Hawthorn rounding Copse Corner in the BRM P25 during practise. Hawthorn retired early in the race while leading.
S_P01 Ferrari driversBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Animated discussion by the four Ferrari team drivers, Ascari, Farina, Hawthorn and Villoresi. In the centre, French motoring journalist, a young Bernard Cahier.
S_P04 Silverstone GP53 grid front rowBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Seconds to go, the front row of the grid. On pole, far side, Ascari (Ferrari), then Gonzalez (Maserati), Hawthorn (Ferrari) and Fangio (Maserati).
S_P12 Fortissimo!British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Fortissimo! Ferrari team manager Ugolini psyches up Mike Hawthorn before the start. Possibly too enthusiastlically - on the third lap, Mike lost it exiting Woodcote . . .
S_H35 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The start of the 17 lap Formule Libre Race, run just after the Grand Prix. Hawthorn (right) in his GP Ferrari appears to have the advantage on pole setter Fangio's BRM, Farina's "Thin Wall Special" and Wharton's BRM, all spinning their rear wheels.
S_H33 Formule Libre gridSilverstone 1953. The front row of the grid for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy following the Grand Prix. On pole, far side, Fangio's BRM, then Farina's "Thin Wall Special", Ken Wharton's BRM and, nearest camera, Mike Hawthorn in his works Ferrari. . .
S_P32 Hawthorn signalsBRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. While leading early in the race in his BRM P25, Mike Hawthorn asks for some pit signals.
S_P33 Hawthorn P25 BRMBRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Mike Hawthorn takes Copse Corner in the P25 BRM. From fourth place on the front row of the grid, he overtook Fangio to lead the field at the end of lap 1 only to retire with mechanical problems 12 laps later while leading from Moss (Vanwall) and Fangio (Ferrari).
S_P31 BRDC Race 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Storming past the pits at the end of the first lap, Hawthorn (BRM) has taken the lead from Fangio (D50 Ferrari), with Schell (Vanwall), Collins (D50 Ferrari) and Moss (Vanwall) following.
S_P35 BRDC Race start 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. From third place on the grid, Fangio's Ferrari D50 has moved across in front of the two Vanwalls of poleman Stirling Moss and Harry Schell, leavinng a clear run on the outside for Hawthorn's BRM.
S_P27 Worried Mike HawthornBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. Mike Hawthorn burst on the scene at Goodwood, Easter 1952, with two wins and a second place, driving the new Cooper-Bristol. Here, later in the year, he looks less than happy in the Silverstone paddock while his father searches for gremlins in the engine but, by the end of the year, he had made enough of a name to be snapped up by Ferrari for 1953.
S_P24 Mike Hawthorn on gridBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mike Hawthorn counts down while waiting on the grid in his Ferrari.
S_F15 Hawthorn JaguarSilverstone, International Trophy Meeting, May 1956. Mike Hawthorn finds the understeering D-type Jaguar a handful at Copse Corner during practise for the over-1500cc sports car race.
S_H34 Formule Libre grid 2Silverstone, 1953. Seconds to go to the start of the 17-lap Formule Libre Trophy race with (l to r) Fangio (BRM) on pole, Farina (Thin Wall Special), Wharton (BRM), and Hawthorn (Ferrari). Farina won from the two BRMs of Fangio and Wharton.
S_K15 Hawthorn FerrariBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mike Hawthorn on the grid in his Ferrari prepares to start. Perhaps there are language problems with his Italian mechanic.
S_K36 British GP 1954British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The front row of the grid - the two Ferraris of Hawthorn (left), who finished second, and eventual winner Gonzalez (centre). Nearest camera, with just one minute to go, the engine of Fangio's Mercedes-Benz W196 is fired up.
S_F23 Hawthorn JaguarSilverstone 1956, International Trophy Meeting. Mike Hawthorn takes Copse Corner in the D-Type Jaguar during practise for the over-1500cc sports car race. In the race, this car was driven by Desmond Titterington.
HWM
G_K16 Moss HWM PaddockGoodwood, 1951. Stirling Moss, in the 1951 HWM, gets a push from HWM (Hersham & Whalton Motors) founders John Heath, nearest camera, and George Abecassis.
S_P19 Lance MacklinSilverstone 1952. Lance Macklin, works HWM driver and winner of the Daily Express International Trophy.
Jaguar
G_N07 Jaguar D-TypesGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Two D-Type Jaguars in a duel past the pits early in the race. No. 9 is driven by Tony Rolt and no. 11 is the Ecurie Ecosse entry.
G_N27 Nine Hours Race D-Type JaguarGoodwood, 1955 Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The second placed Ecurie Ecosse D-type Jaguar, piloted by Desmond Titterington and Ninian Sanderson, braking for St. Mary's corner.
G_P10 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The line-up before the start. From left-to-right: the Hawthorne/de Portago Ferrari 750 Monza (6) on pole, then the winning Poore/Walker works DB3S Aston Martin (3), Collins/Brooks DB3S (2), third-placed Parnell/Salvadori DB3S (1)…
G_P16 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The Lotus MG IX of Colin Chapman/Jopp (39) heads this group of mid-field runners at the start. Moss is next in the Porsche 550 Spyder (34), then the Whitehead/Head (10) …
S_F15 Hawthorn JaguarSilverstone, International Trophy Meeting, May 1956. Mike Hawthorn finds the understeering D-type Jaguar a handful at Copse Corner during practise for the over-1500cc sports car race.
S_F23 Hawthorn JaguarSilverstone 1956, International Trophy Meeting. Mike Hawthorn takes Copse Corner in the D-Type Jaguar during practise for the over-1500cc sports car race. In the race, this car was driven by Desmond Titterington.
S_F17 Fairman D-type JaguarSilverstone 1956, International Trophy meeting. Jack Fairman in the D-type jaguar takes Copse Corner during practice for the over-1500cc sports car race.
Kling
S_K28 Karl Kling portraitBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mercedes-Benz driver Karl Kling, number two to Fangio, watches last minute preparations to his car on the grid, shortly before the start.
S_E08 Mercedes-Benz W196British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' of Karl Kling splashes through Woodcote corner during practise. He was to qualify in the middle of the second row.
S_K37 GP Start 1954British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. As the second row of the grid moves off, Roy Salvadori's Maserati 250F gets the drop on Karl Kling's Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' (centre) and Jean Behra's Gordini.
Le Mans
LM_P01 View of Dunlop BridgeLe Mans 1953. Saturday afternoon - the view of the Dunlop Bridge from the stands.
LM_P02 No.18 at nightLe Mans 1953. The winning Hamilton/Rolt C-type 3.5 litre Jaguar speeding through the 'Esses' in the evening light - Tony Rolt at the wheel. They completed 2540.58 miles at 105.85 mph in the 24 hours to lead home the three-car team, which came first, second and fourth.
LM_P03 Gordini pitstopLe Mans 1953. A routine pitstop for one of the Gordinis.
LM_P04 The winning JaguarLe Mans 1953. Winners Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt completed 2540.58 miles at an average speed of 105.85 mph to lead home the Jaguar triumph - despite a shattered windscreen!
LM_P05 No 18 at the finishLe Mans 1953. Tony Rolt rushes to greet Duncan Hamilton as he brings the winning Jaguar No. 18 in at the finish. The C-type Jaguar completed 2540.58 miles at an average speed of 105.85 mph.
LM_P06 Congratulations Stirling!Le Mans 1953. A happy Stirling Moss receives the congratulations of Jaguar chief Sir William Lyons (right) and team manager 'Lofty' England. Moss and Peter Walker finished second in the Jaguar 1-2-4.
LM_P07 Walker and MossLe Mans 1953. Peter Walker and Stirling Moss after bringing their Jaguar home in second place.
LM_P08 Rolt and Hamilton pitstopLe Mans 1953. Tony Rolt and Peter Hamilton, on the pit counter, discuss tactics during their first pit stop. They went on to win the 24 hour race at 105.85 mph average speed and with 2540.58 miles completed.
LM_P09 Hamilton crossing the lineLe Mans 1953. Duncan Hamilton brings the winning Jaguar he shared with Tony Rolt across the line to win the 24 hour race, leading home the Jaguar team which finished first, second and fourth.
LM_P10 Stewart and WhiteheadLe Mans 1953. Ian Stewart and Peter Whitehead brought their Jaguar home in fourth place to complete the Jaguar team's triumph.
Le Mans2
LM_P01 View of Dunlop BridgeLe Mans 1953. Saturday afternoon - the view of the Dunlop Bridge from the stands.
LM_P02 No.18 at nightLe Mans 1953. The winning Hamilton/Rolt C-type 3.5 litre Jaguar speeding through the 'Esses' in the evening light - Tony Rolt at the wheel. They completed 2540.58 miles at 105.85 mph in the 24 hours to lead home the three-car team, which came first, second and fourth.
LM_P03 Gordini pitstopLe Mans 1953. A routine pitstop for one of the Gordinis.
LM_P04 The winning JaguarLe Mans 1953. Winners Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt completed 2540.58 miles at an average speed of 105.85 mph to lead home the Jaguar triumph - despite a shattered windscreen!
LM_P05 No 18 at the finishLe Mans 1953. Tony Rolt rushes to greet Duncan Hamilton as he brings the winning Jaguar No. 18 in at the finish. The C-type Jaguar completed 2540.58 miles at an average speed of 105.85 mph.
LM_P06 Congratulations Stirling!Le Mans 1953. A happy Stirling Moss receives the congratulations of Jaguar chief Sir William Lyons (right) and team manager 'Lofty' England. Moss and Peter Walker finished second in the Jaguar 1-2-4.
LM_P07 Walker and MossLe Mans 1953. Peter Walker and Stirling Moss after bringing their Jaguar home in second place.
LM_P08 Rolt and Hamilton pitstopLe Mans 1953. Tony Rolt and Peter Hamilton, on the pit counter, discuss tactics during their first pit stop. They went on to win the 24 hour race at 105.85 mph average speed and with 2540.58 miles completed.
LM_P09 Hamilton crossing the lineLe Mans 1953. Duncan Hamilton brings the winning Jaguar he shared with Tony Rolt across the line to win the 24 hour race, leading home the Jaguar team which finished first, second and fourth.
LM_P10 Stewart and WhiteheadLe Mans 1953. Ian Stewart and Peter Whitehead brought their Jaguar home in fourth place to complete the Jaguar team's triumph.
Lotus
BH_C11 Clark Lotus 25B mirrorsBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. Jim Clark checks his mirrors while queuing for practise.
BH_C10 Clark Lotus 25B in practiseBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. In the race, Jim Clark’s mirrors were filled by the BRM of Graham Hill. Here, queuing to practise, he finds a more agreeable view!
BH_P03 Clark Lotus 25BBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. Study in concentration as winner Jim Clark (Lotus) strives to keep Graham Hill’s BRM in second place. After 80 laps and 2 hours 15 minutes close racing, they finished just 2.8 seconds apart.
BH_A31 Clark and ChapmanBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. Lap of honour for winner Jim Clark, Colin Chapman and Team Lotus mechanics following Clark’s race-long battle with Graham Hill (BRM) . . .
G_A04 Goodwood race startGoodwood, Members' Meeting 27 March 1954. The start of a typical 'club' sports car race with (nearest camera) the Lotus VI of Frank Nicholls, then Len Gibbs (Riley 9), Tony Marsh (Lotus 11b) and on pole (far side), race winner Roy Watling-Greenwood's RWG.
G_P16 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The Lotus MG IX of Colin Chapman/Jopp (39) heads this group of mid-field runners at the start. Moss is next in the Porsche 550 Spyder (34), then the Whitehead/Head (10) …
Maserati
CP_D10 Hawthorn MaseratiCrystal Palace, 1955. Mike Hawthorn in the Stirling Moss Maserati 250 at South Tower Bend.
CP_D11 Gould MaseratiCrystal Palace, 1955. H H Gould, Maserati 250 at South Tower Bend.
CP_F06 Hawthorn SchellCrystal Palace, 1955. Mike Hawthorn leads at South Tower Bend from Gould (Maserati) and Schell (Vanwall). Hawthorn is driving the Maserati 250 on loan from Stirling Moss.
G_D05 Salvadori MaseratiGoodwood, Easter 1954. A pensive Roy Salvadori (Maserati 250F) waits on the grid.
G_G15 Moss Maserati 250FGoodwood, Easter 1956. After a great 1955 with Mercedes Benz, Stirling Moss joined Maserati for '56. Here winning the Richmond Formula 1 race for the Glover Trophy in the 250F.
G_P06 Parnell Maserati 4CLT/48Reg Parnell regularly campaigned his 4CLT/48 Maserati at Goodwood from the first meeting in 1948 to Easter 1951, winning many races.
CP_D15 Salvadori MaseratiCrystal Palace, 1955. Roy Salvadori (Maserati) at South Tower Bend.
G_G24 Moss Maserati 250FGoodwood, Easter 1956. After a great 1955 with Mercedes Benz, Stirling Moss joined Maserati for '56. Here winning the Richmond Formula 1 Race for the Glover Trophy in the 250F as he dives into the left-hander at St. Mary's.
S_K37 GP Start 1954British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. As the second row of the grid moves off, Roy Salvadori's Maserati 250F gets the drop on Karl Kling's Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' (centre) and Jean Behra's Gordini.
S_F06 Whitehead MaseratiPeter Whitehead in a Maserati 300S at Copse Corner, Silverstone, May 1956, in the Over 1500cc Sports Car race, in which he came 11th.
S_F16 Musy MaseratiBenoit Musy in a Maserati at Silverstone, May 1956, in the Over 1500cc Sports Car race, in which he came 5th.
S_G26 Moss Maserati 250British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Stirling Moss takes Chapel Curve in his Maserati 250. Moss retired from second place with only ten laps to go - transmission problems.
Mercedes
S_G14 Mercedes-Benz W196British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' exiting Chapel Curve and heading into Hangar Straight.
S_E11 Mercedes-Benz W196British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The two Mercedes-Benz W196 "Stromlinienwagen" cars, to be driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling, receive attention behind the pits. Fangio is back to camera at the left. . .
S_K28 Karl Kling portraitBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mercedes-Benz driver Karl Kling, number two to Fangio, watches last minute preparations to his car on the grid, shortly before the start.
S_E08 Mercedes-Benz W196British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' of Karl Kling splashes through Woodcote corner during practise. He was to qualify in the middle of the second row.
S_K37 GP Start 1954British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. As the second row of the grid moves off, Roy Salvadori's Maserati 250F gets the drop on Karl Kling's Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' (centre) and Jean Behra's Gordini.
S_E21 Fangio W196British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Fangio in the Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' takes the old Beckets Corner during practise - the slowest point of the course. Note the sand-filled oil drums marking the corner and the solitary marshall.
S_K29 Neubauer portraitBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Legendary Mercedes-Benz team manager Alfred Neubauer.
S_K36 British GP 1954British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The front row of the grid - the two Ferraris of Hawthorn (left), who finished second, and eventual winner Gonzalez (centre). Nearest camera, with just one minute to go, the engine of Fangio's Mercedes-Benz W196 is fired up.
Moss
G_B26 Goodwood race startGoodwood, September 1953. Formule Libre racing - on pole (far side), Juan Manuel Fangio (BRM V16 Type 15), then Mike Hawthorn (Ferrari Thin Wall Special), Roy Salvadori (Connaught) and - nearest camera - Ken Wharton in the second BRM. Leading the second row away is Stirling Moss in his Cooper Alta.
CP_C04 Moss Cooper AltaCrystal Palace, 1953. Stirling Moss braking for Ramp Bend on his way to winning the London Trophy Race in his 2.5 litre Cooper Alta.
CP_P02 Moss and RoltCrystal Palace, 1953. First lap, first corner - Ramp Bend. Diving under the Paddock Bridge in third and fourth places are Stirling Moss (Cooper Alta) and Tony Rolt (Connaught).
G_G15 Moss Maserati 250FGoodwood, Easter 1956. After a great 1955 with Mercedes Benz, Stirling Moss joined Maserati for '56. Here winning the Richmond Formula 1 race for the Glover Trophy in the 250F.
G_K15 Moss Cooper 1000Goodwood, 1949. Stirling Moss, CooperJAP 1000cc V-twin. After a successful first year (1948) in a 500cc Cooper, Moss upgraded in 1949 to this Cooper which he raced in both 500cc and 1000cc classes, changing engines between races.
G_K16 Moss HWM PaddockGoodwood, 1951. Stirling Moss, in the 1951 HWM, gets a push from HWM (Hersham & Whalton Motors) founders John Heath, nearest camera, and George Abecassis.
G_P02 Moss portraitA young Stirling Moss in the Goodwood paddock paints "his" No. 7 on the Cooper 500.
G_G24 Moss Maserati 250FGoodwood, Easter 1956. After a great 1955 with Mercedes Benz, Stirling Moss joined Maserati for '56. Here winning the Richmond Formula 1 Race for the Glover Trophy in the 250F as he dives into the left-hander at St. Mary's.
G_N17 Moss Porsche 550 SpyderGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Stirling Moss in the Porsche 550 Spyder he shared with Hushke von Hanstein. . .
S_G26Z Moss zoomA special-effect shot of Stirling Moss at Silverstone.
G_P16 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The Lotus MG IX of Colin Chapman/Jopp (39) heads this group of mid-field runners at the start. Moss is next in the Porsche 550 Spyder (34), then the Whitehead/Head (10) …
S_P36 Moss VanwallBRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Stirling Moss punches the air as he drives the new Vanwall to its first victory, fulfilling an early ambition to win at the top level in a British car.
S_P31 BRDC Race 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Storming past the pits at the end of the first lap, Hawthorn (BRM) has taken the lead from Fangio (D50 Ferrari), with Schell (Vanwall), Collins (D50 Ferrari) and Moss (Vanwall) following.
S_P35 BRDC Race start 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. From third place on the grid, Fangio's Ferrari D50 has moved across in front of the two Vanwalls of poleman Stirling Moss and Harry Schell, leavinng a clear run on the outside for Hawthorn's BRM.
S_B18 Moss VanwallBRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Stirling Moss signed to drive for Maserati in 1956, but in their absence at this event, he was given permission to drive the new Vanwall. After Hawthorn's BRM retired from an early lead, Moss went on to win, fulfilling an early ambition to win at the top level in a British car.
S_F22 Moss Aston Martin DB3SSilverstone, International Trophy Meeting, May 1956. An exhuberant Stirling Moss holds his over-steering Aston Martin DB3S through Copse Corner during practise for the over-1500cc sports car race.
S_G26 Moss Maserati 250British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Stirling Moss takes Chapel Curve in his Maserati 250. Moss retired from second place with only ten laps to go - transmission problems.
S_K25 Moss & Alf FrancisBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. A pensive Stirling Moss listens to his chief mechanic Alf Francis before getting into his Maserati, ready for the start.
LM_P06 Congratulations Stirling!Le Mans 1953. A happy Stirling Moss receives the congratulations of Jaguar chief Sir William Lyons (right) and team manager 'Lofty' England. Moss and Peter Walker finished second in the Jaguar 1-2-4.
LM_P07 Walker and MossLe Mans 1953. Peter Walker and Stirling Moss after bringing their Jaguar home in second place.
Other Drivers
BH_P01 Don Parker in 500s groupBrands Hatch 1950. Don Parker, Parker Special, leads a trio of Coopers in a 500cc race.
G_N21 Dennis Poore Aston Martin DB3SGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The winning Walker/Poore Aston Martin DB3S, here being driven by Dennis Poore, heads into the sunset.
G_P08 Shawe_Taylor and GerardTwo ERA drivers in the Paddock at Goodwood, (left) Brian Shawe-Taylor and (right) Bob Gerard.
S_P11 Villoresi and UgoliniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Ferrari driver Luigi Villoresi gets his last minute grid briefing from team manager Ugolini.
S_P13 Behra GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. French driver Jean Behra drifting his works 2.5 litre Gordini through Chapel Curve.
S_P18 Prince Bira portrait'B Bira', or in full, Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh of Siam, at Silverstone to drive a works Gordini in 1952. . .
S_P20 Taruffi Farina and AscariBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. The three works Ferrari drivers Piero Taruffi, Guiseppe Farina and Alberto Ascari. Ascari won the GP with Taruffi finishing second.
G_D34 Chichester Cup gridGoodwood, Easter 1954. The front row of the grid of the 5 lap Chichester Cup Formule Libre race. (L to R) Ron Flockhart (BRM), Ken Wharton (BRM), Tony Rolt (Connaught) and Reg Parnell (Ferrari).
S_H36 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy. From the second, third and fourth rows, a mix of types including G N Richardson's RRA leading, Flockhart searching for gears in his ERA, Louis Rosier's Ferrari (No. 18) and nearest, Somervail's Cooper-Bristol. Flockhart came in fourth and Richardson fifth.
S_P17 de GraffenreidSilverstone 1952. Swiss driver E de Graffenreid relaxes in the paddock. de Graffenreid was the winner of the 1949 British Grand Prix, driving a Maserati.
S_P19 Lance MacklinSilverstone 1952. Lance Macklin, works HWM driver and winner of the Daily Express International Trophy.
S_P22 Maurice Trintignant portraitBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Works Gordini driver, Maurice Trintignant.
BH_P02 Jack BrabhamBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. Jack Brabham started fourth on the grid in his Brabham-Climax and finished fourth in the race behind Clark, Graham Hill and Surtees - here drifting through Hawthorns Bend.
BH_A14 Phil Hill Cooper-ClimaxBritish and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. 1961 F1 World Champion Phil Hill drove his Cooper-Climax into sixth place.
Other Manufacturers
G_A04 Goodwood race startGoodwood, Members' Meeting 27 March 1954. The start of a typical 'club' sports car race with (nearest camera) the Lotus VI of Frank Nicholls, then Len Gibbs (Riley 9), Tony Marsh (Lotus 11b) and on pole (far side), race winner Roy Watling-Greenwood's RWG.
G_L11 Dusk Nine Hours raceGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Light streaks from the cars' headlamps as they thunder into the night past the pits and stands.
G_P05 Group at Goodwood chicaneHeavy braking on the queue for the Goodwood chicane.
G_P09 Gonzalez "Thin Wall Special"Goodwood, Easter 1952. Mechanics gather round the great Argentinian driver, Jose Frolian Gonzalez, looking pleased after a practise run in the "Thin Wall Special". . .
S_H36 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy. From the second, third and fourth rows, a mix of types including G N Richardson's RRA leading, Flockhart searching for gears in his ERA, Louis Rosier's Ferrari (No. 18) and nearest, Somervail's Cooper-Bristol. Flockhart came in fourth and Richardson fifth.
S_H34 Formule Libre grid 2Silverstone, 1953. Seconds to go to the start of the 17-lap Formule Libre Trophy race with (l to r) Fangio (BRM) on pole, Farina (Thin Wall Special), Wharton (BRM), and Hawthorn (Ferrari). Farina won from the two BRMs of Fangio and Wharton.
S_H33 Formule Libre gridSilverstone 1953. The front row of the grid for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy following the Grand Prix. On pole, far side, Fangio's BRM, then Farina's "Thin Wall Special", Ken Wharton's BRM and, nearest camera, Mike Hawthorn in his works Ferrari. . .
Parnell
G_D17 Parnell Ferrari 500/625Goodwood, Easter 1954. Reg Parnell winning the Lavant Cup in the Ferrari 500/625.
G_D06 Parnell and HoweGoodwood, Easter 1954. Reg Parnell and Earl Howe in serious discussion on the grid.
G_D25 Parnell Salvadori on gridGoodwood, Easter 1954. With George Abecassis (extreme left) keeping an eye on things, Reg Parnell gives advice to Roy Salvadori on the Chichester Cup grid.
G_D29 Chichester Cup startGoodwood, Easter 1954. The start of the 5 lap Chichester Cup for Formule Libre cars. Reg Parnell (Ferrari 500/625) gets the drop on the two V16 BRMs of Ron Flockhart and Ken Wharton.
G_P06 Parnell Maserati 4CLT/48Reg Parnell regularly campaigned his 4CLT/48 Maserati at Goodwood from the first meeting in 1948 to Easter 1951, winning many races.
CP_E03 Parnell and GouldReg Parnell (Ferrari) leads Gould's enthusiastically-driven Cooper-Bristol at South Tower Bend, Crystal Palace, 1955.
G_D34 Chichester Cup gridGoodwood, Easter 1954. The front row of the grid of the 5 lap Chichester Cup Formule Libre race. (L to R) Ron Flockhart (BRM), Ken Wharton (BRM), Tony Rolt (Connaught) and Reg Parnell (Ferrari).
Porsche
G_N17 Moss Porsche 550 SpyderGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. Stirling Moss in the Porsche 550 Spyder he shared with Hushke von Hanstein. . .
G_P16 Nine Hour Race startGoodwood, 1955. Third Nine-Hour International Sports Car Race. The Lotus MG IX of Colin Chapman/Jopp (39) heads this group of mid-field runners at the start. Moss is next in the Porsche 550 Spyder (34), then the Whitehead/Head (10) …
Rolt
G_D10 Rolt and WalkerGoodwood, Easter 1954. Tony Rolt in the Connaught chats with team owner Rob Walker.
CP_C05 Rolt ConnaughtCrystal Palace, 1953. Tony Rolt, driving Rob Walker's Connaught, chasing leader Stirling Moss in the London Trophy Race.
CP_P02 Moss and RoltCrystal Palace, 1953. First lap, first corner - Ramp Bend. Diving under the Paddock Bridge in third and fourth places are Stirling Moss (Cooper Alta) and Tony Rolt (Connaught).
G_D12 Third Easter HandicapGoodwood, Easter 1954. All eyes on the starter's flag for the 7-lap Lavant Cup for Formula 1 cars (L to R): Peter Whitehead (Cooper-Alta), John Webb (Turner), Tony Rolt (Connaught A-type), Leslie Marr (Connaught A-type), Eric Brandon (Cooper-Alta) and Dick Gibson's Cooper-Bristol.
G_D34 Chichester Cup gridGoodwood, Easter 1954. The front row of the grid of the 5 lap Chichester Cup Formule Libre race. (L to R) Ron Flockhart (BRM), Ken Wharton (BRM), Tony Rolt (Connaught) and Reg Parnell (Ferrari).
G_F10 Rolt and ConnaughtGoodwood, Easter 1954. Tony Rolt gets his first look at the new Connaught, run by Rob Walker's team from Pippbrook Garage, Dorking.
G_D13 Third Easter Handicap (2)Goodwood, Easter 1954. 1953 Le Mans winner Tony Rolt (Connaught) heads the back of the grid away at the start of the 7-lap Lavant Cup for Formula 1 cars.
Salvadori
G_B26 Goodwood race startGoodwood, September 1953. Formule Libre racing - on pole (far side), Juan Manuel Fangio (BRM V16 Type 15), then Mike Hawthorn (Ferrari Thin Wall Special), Roy Salvadori (Connaught) and - nearest camera - Ken Wharton in the second BRM. Leading the second row away is Stirling Moss in his Cooper Alta.
G_D05 Salvadori MaseratiGoodwood, Easter 1954. A pensive Roy Salvadori (Maserati 250F) waits on the grid.
G_D25 Parnell Salvadori on gridGoodwood, Easter 1954. With George Abecassis (extreme left) keeping an eye on things, Reg Parnell gives advice to Roy Salvadori on the Chichester Cup grid.
CP_D15 Salvadori MaseratiCrystal Palace, 1955. Roy Salvadori (Maserati) at South Tower Bend.
S_K37 GP Start 1954British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. As the second row of the grid moves off, Roy Salvadori's Maserati 250F gets the drop on Karl Kling's Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' (centre) and Jean Behra's Gordini.
S_F07 Salvadori Aston MartinInternational Trophy Meeting, Silverstone May 1956. Roy Salvadori led an Aston Martin 1 - 2 in the 25-lap race over-1500cc sports car race, beating Stirling Moss into second place. He also won the up-to-1500cc in a Cooper-Climax, beating Colin Chapman's Lotus into second place.
Schell
CP_D12 Schell VanwallCrystal Palace, 1955. Harry Schell in a works Vanwall at South Tower Bend.
CP_F06 Hawthorn SchellCrystal Palace, 1955. Mike Hawthorn leads at South Tower Bend from Gould (Maserati) and Schell (Vanwall). Hawthorn is driving the Maserati 250 on loan from Stirling Moss.
S_P08 Schell GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. A pensive Harry Schell waits on the grid with his Gordini. He qualified on the third row, but retired on the 6th lap with magneto failure.
S_P09 Schell GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. A determined Harry Schell in the works Gordini flat out through Woodcote before retiring with magneto failure on the 6th lap.
S_P31 BRDC Race 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Storming past the pits at the end of the first lap, Hawthorn (BRM) has taken the lead from Fangio (D50 Ferrari), with Schell (Vanwall), Collins (D50 Ferrari) and Moss (Vanwall) following.
S_P35 BRDC Race start 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. From third place on the grid, Fangio's Ferrari D50 has moved across in front of the two Vanwalls of poleman Stirling Moss and Harry Schell, leavinng a clear run on the outside for Hawthorn's BRM.
Silverstone
S_A11 Fangio Ferrari D50British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Five times F1 World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio drifting through Beckets in the Ferrari D50.
S_A16 Hawthorn portraitBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. A relaxed Mike Hawthorn in the pits during practise. Driving the BRM P25, he was an early leader in the race, but soon retired.
S_A28 Hawthorn CopseBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Mike Hawthorn rounding Copse Corner in the BRM P25 during practise. Hawthorn retired early in the race while leading.
S_G14 Mercedes-Benz W196British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' exiting Chapel Curve and heading into Hangar Straight.
S_P01 Ferrari driversBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Animated discussion by the four Ferrari team drivers, Ascari, Farina, Hawthorn and Villoresi. In the centre, French motoring journalist, a young Bernard Cahier.
S_P02 Ascari Gonzalez FarinaBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. On the grid preparing for the start, Maserati driver Gonzalez looks relaxed between Ferrari rivals Ascari and Farina.
S_P03 Gonzalez FangioBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Maserati team mates Gonzalez and Fangio in belligerent mood before the start.


S_P04 Silverstone GP53 grid front rowBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Seconds to go, the front row of the grid. On pole, far side, Ascari (Ferrari), then Gonzalez (Maserati), Hawthorn (Ferrari) and Fangio (Maserati).
S_P05 Ascari Ferrari 500British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Double World Champion Alberto Ascari prepares to take his 2-litre Ferrari 500 out for qualifying. He set pole and won the race.
S_P06 Ascari Ferrari 500British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Alberto Ascari balancing his Ferrari 500 in a flat-out drift through the 'old' Woodcote Corner. He won the GP from Fangio's Maserati.
S_P08 Schell GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. A pensive Harry Schell waits on the grid with his Gordini. He qualified on the third row, but retired on the 6th lap with magneto failure.
S_P09 Schell GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. A determined Harry Schell in the works Gordini flat out through Woodcote before retiring with magneto failure on the 6th lap.
S_P10 Farina portraitSilverstone 1953. The first F1 World Champion Dr. Guiseppe Farina has already driven to third place in the Grand Prix, completing 88 laps in 2hrs 50 mins. Here, he is sitting relaxed on the grid of the Formule Libre Trophy to be run just following the GP - a mere 17 laps.
S_P11 Villoresi and UgoliniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Ferrari driver Luigi Villoresi gets his last minute grid briefing from team manager Ugolini.
S_P12 Fortissimo!British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Fortissimo! Ferrari team manager Ugolini psyches up Mike Hawthorn before the start. Possibly too enthusiastlically - on the third lap, Mike lost it exiting Woodcote . . .
S_P13 Behra GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. French driver Jean Behra drifting his works 2.5 litre Gordini through Chapel Curve.
S_P14 Gonzalez Ferrari 625British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Jose Frolian Gonzalez in the works 2.5 litre Ferrari 625 drifting through Chapel Curve on his way to his second British GP victory.
S_P15 Silverstone GP53 startBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. The start, with Fangio nearest camera leading the front row away as he glances across to poleman Ascari and Gonzalez...
S_P18 Prince Bira portrait'B Bira', or in full, Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh of Siam, at Silverstone to drive a works Gordini in 1952. . .



S_P20 Taruffi Farina and AscariBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. The three works Ferrari drivers Piero Taruffi, Guiseppe Farina and Alberto Ascari. Ascari won the GP with Taruffi finishing second.

S_P25 Farina Ferrari Thin Wall SpecialSilverstone 1953. Guiseppe Farina winning the Formule Libre Trophy and setting a record fastest lap at 100.16mph ( the first official 100mph lap at Silverstone) driving the Ferrari 'Thin Wall Special'…
S_A34 Fairman ConnaughtBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Jack Fairman drifts the British works Connaught through Copse Corner on his way to fourth place. This was Fairman's highest placing in a Grand Prix.
S_B12 Fairman ConnaughtBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Jack Fairman in his British works Connaught drifts out of Chapel Curve on his way to fourth place. This was Fairman's highest placing in a Grand Prix.
S_E11 Mercedes-Benz W196British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The two Mercedes-Benz W196 "Stromlinienwagen" cars, to be driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling, receive attention behind the pits. Fangio is back to camera at the left. . .
S_E08 Mercedes-Benz W196British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' of Karl Kling splashes through Woodcote corner during practise. He was to qualify in the middle of the second row.
S_K28 Karl Kling portraitBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mercedes-Benz driver Karl Kling, number two to Fangio, watches last minute preparations to his car on the grid, shortly before the start.
S_H31 Farina Thin Wall SpecialSilverstone 1953. Guiseppe Farina, having just completed 88 laps in 2hrs 50 minutes to finish third in the Grand Prix, prepares for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy race, which he won in the "Thin Wall Special". Fangio (just above windscreen), who finished second in the BRM, looks on.
S_H33 Formule Libre gridSilverstone 1953. The front row of the grid for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy following the Grand Prix. On pole, far side, Fangio's BRM, then Farina's "Thin Wall Special", Ken Wharton's BRM and, nearest camera, Mike Hawthorn in his works Ferrari. . .
S_H35 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The start of the 17 lap Formule Libre Race, run just after the Grand Prix. Hawthorn (right) in his GP Ferrari appears to have the advantage on pole setter Fangio's BRM, Farina's "Thin Wall Special" and Wharton's BRM, all spinning their rear wheels.
S_H36 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy. From the second, third and fourth rows, a mix of types including G N Richardson's RRA leading, Flockhart searching for gears in his ERA, Louis Rosier's Ferrari (No. 18) and nearest, Somervail's Cooper-Bristol. Flockhart came in fourth and Richardson fifth.
S_P07 Fangio V16 BRMSilverstone 1953. Juan Manuel Fangio drifts the 1.5 litre supercharged V16 BRM through the "old" Woodcote corner. He qualified on pole but finished second in the Formule Libre Trophy race to Farina's "Thin Wall Special".
S_P17 de GraffenreidSilverstone 1952. Swiss driver E de Graffenreid relaxes in the paddock. de Graffenreid was the winner of the 1949 British Grand Prix, driving a Maserati.
S_P19 Lance MacklinSilverstone 1952. Lance Macklin, works HWM driver and winner of the Daily Express International Trophy.







S_P22 Maurice Trintignant portraitBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Works Gordini driver, Maurice Trintignant.
S_P21 Sports car line-upSilverstone. Sports cars being lined up in front of the pits, ready for a Le Mans-type start.
S_P23 A wet International Trophy raceSilverstone 1951. As the grid lined up for the start of the International Trophy race, the heavens opened. With cars spinning off all round the circuit and the timekeepers unable to see through the spray, the race lasted just six laps before it was abandoned. . .
S_A11Z Fangio zoomBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Five times F1 World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio drifting through Beckets in the Ferrari D50.

S_G26Z Moss zoomA special-effect shot of Stirling Moss at Silverstone.



S_B18 Moss VanwallBRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Stirling Moss signed to drive for Maserati in 1956, but in their absence at this event, he was given permission to drive the new Vanwall. After Hawthorn's BRM retired from an early lead, Moss went on to win, fulfilling an early ambition to win at the top level in a British car.
S_E21 Fangio W196British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Fangio in the Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' takes the old Beckets Corner during practise - the slowest point of the course. Note the sand-filled oil drums marking the corner and the solitary marshall.
S_F07 Salvadori Aston MartinInternational Trophy Meeting, Silverstone May 1956. Roy Salvadori led an Aston Martin 1 - 2 in the 25-lap race over-1500cc sports car race, beating Stirling Moss into second place. He also won the up-to-1500cc in a Cooper-Climax, beating Colin Chapman's Lotus into second place.
S_K37 GP Start 1954British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. As the second row of the grid moves off, Roy Salvadori's Maserati 250F gets the drop on Karl Kling's Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' (centre) and Jean Behra's Gordini.
S_P24 Mike Hawthorn on gridBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mike Hawthorn counts down while waiting on the grid in his Ferrari.
S_P27 Worried Mike HawthornBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. Mike Hawthorn burst on the scene at Goodwood, Easter 1952, with two wins and a second place, driving the new Cooper-Bristol. Here, later in the year, he looks less than happy in the Silverstone paddock while his father searches for gremlins in the engine but, by the end of the year, he had made enough of a name to be snapped up by Ferrari for 1953.
S_P28 Ferrari DriversBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. Three of the Ferrari works drivers in the pits during practise - Piero Taruffi, Giuseppe Farina and Louigi Villoresi.
S_P35 BRDC Race start 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. From third place on the grid, Fangio's Ferrari D50 has moved across in front of the two Vanwalls of poleman Stirling Moss and Harry Schell, leavinng a clear run on the outside for Hawthorn's BRM.
S_P31 BRDC Race 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Storming past the pits at the end of the first lap, Hawthorn (BRM) has taken the lead from Fangio (D50 Ferrari), with Schell (Vanwall), Collins (D50 Ferrari) and Moss (Vanwall) following.
S_P34 Collins Ferrari D50BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Peter Collins takes Copse Corner in the D50 Ferrari. Starting from fifth on the grid, he was pulled in from third place on lap 24 to hand his car over to Fangio, who had retired on lap 20, but his car lasted only another 4 laps before it, too, retired - both works Ferraris out.
S_P33 Hawthorn P25 BRMBRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Mike Hawthorn takes Copse Corner in the P25 BRM. From fourth place on the front row of the grid, he overtook Fangio to lead the field at the end of lap 1 only to retire with mechanical problems 12 laps later while leading from Moss (Vanwall) and Fangio (Ferrari).
S_P32 Hawthorn signalsBRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. While leading early in the race in his BRM P25, Mike Hawthorn asks for some pit signals.
S_P36 Moss VanwallBRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Stirling Moss punches the air as he drives the new Vanwall to its first victory, fulfilling an early ambition to win at the top level in a British car.
S_F15 Hawthorn JaguarSilverstone, International Trophy Meeting, May 1956. Mike Hawthorn finds the understeering D-type Jaguar a handful at Copse Corner during practise for the over-1500cc sports car race.
S_F22 Moss Aston Martin DB3SSilverstone, International Trophy Meeting, May 1956. An exhuberant Stirling Moss holds his over-steering Aston Martin DB3S through Copse Corner during practise for the over-1500cc sports car race.
S_G26 Moss Maserati 250British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Stirling Moss takes Chapel Curve in his Maserati 250. Moss retired from second place with only ten laps to go - transmission problems.
S_H34 Formule Libre grid 2Silverstone, 1953. Seconds to go to the start of the 17-lap Formule Libre Trophy race with (l to r) Fangio (BRM) on pole, Farina (Thin Wall Special), Wharton (BRM), and Hawthorn (Ferrari). Farina won from the two BRMs of Fangio and Wharton.
S_K15 Hawthorn FerrariBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mike Hawthorn on the grid in his Ferrari prepares to start. Perhaps there are language problems with his Italian mechanic.
S_K25 Moss & Alf FrancisBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. A pensive Stirling Moss listens to his chief mechanic Alf Francis before getting into his Maserati, ready for the start.
S_P16 Trintignant GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. French driver Maurice Trintignant in a flat-out drift through Woodcote Corner in the works Gordini.
S_K29 Neubauer portraitBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Legendary Mercedes-Benz team manager Alfred Neubauer.
S_K36 British GP 1954British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The front row of the grid - the two Ferraris of Hawthorn (left), who finished second, and eventual winner Gonzalez (centre). Nearest camera, with just one minute to go, the engine of Fangio's Mercedes-Benz W196 is fired up.
S_F23 Hawthorn JaguarSilverstone 1956, International Trophy Meeting. Mike Hawthorn takes Copse Corner in the D-Type Jaguar during practise for the over-1500cc sports car race. In the race, this car was driven by Desmond Titterington.
S_F17 Fairman D-type JaguarSilverstone 1956, International Trophy meeting. Jack Fairman in the D-type jaguar takes Copse Corner during practice for the over-1500cc sports car race.
Silverstone2
S_P23 A wet International Trophy raceSilverstone 1951. As the grid lined up for the start of the International Trophy race, the heavens opened. With cars spinning off all round the circuit and the timekeepers unable to see through the spray, the race lasted just six laps before it was abandoned. . .
S_P18 Prince Bira portrait'B Bira', or in full, Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh of Siam, at Silverstone to drive a works Gordini in 1952. . .
S_P20 Taruffi Farina and AscariBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. The three works Ferrari drivers Piero Taruffi, Guiseppe Farina and Alberto Ascari. Ascari won the GP with Taruffi finishing second.
S_P17 de GraffenreidSilverstone 1952. Swiss driver E de Graffenreid relaxes in the paddock. de Graffenreid was the winner of the 1949 British Grand Prix, driving a Maserati.
S_P19 Lance MacklinSilverstone 1952. Lance Macklin, works HWM driver and winner of the Daily Express International Trophy.
S_P01 Ferrari driversBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Animated discussion by the four Ferrari team drivers, Ascari, Farina, Hawthorn and Villoresi. In the centre, French motoring journalist, a young Bernard Cahier.
S_P02 Ascari Gonzalez FarinaBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. On the grid preparing for the start, Maserati driver Gonzalez looks relaxed between Ferrari rivals Ascari and Farina.
S_P03 Gonzalez FangioBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Maserati team mates Gonzalez and Fangio in belligerent mood before the start.
S_P05 Ascari Ferrari 500British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Double World Champion Alberto Ascari prepares to take his 2-litre Ferrari 500 out for qualifying. He set pole and won the race.
S_P08 Schell GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. A pensive Harry Schell waits on the grid with his Gordini. He qualified on the third row, but retired on the 6th lap with magneto failure.
S_P10 Farina portraitSilverstone 1953. The first F1 World Champion Dr. Guiseppe Farina has already driven to third place in the Grand Prix, completing 88 laps in 2hrs 50 mins. Here, he is sitting relaxed on the grid of the Formule Libre Trophy to be run just following the GP - a mere 17 laps.
S_P11 Villoresi and UgoliniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Ferrari driver Luigi Villoresi gets his last minute grid briefing from team manager Ugolini.
S_P12 Fortissimo!British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Fortissimo! Ferrari team manager Ugolini psyches up Mike Hawthorn before the start. Possibly too enthusiastlically - on the third lap, Mike lost it exiting Woodcote . . .
S_P22 Maurice Trintignant portraitBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Works Gordini driver, Maurice Trintignant.
S_P04 Silverstone GP53 grid front rowBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Seconds to go, the front row of the grid. On pole, far side, Ascari (Ferrari), then Gonzalez (Maserati), Hawthorn (Ferrari) and Fangio (Maserati).
S_P15 Silverstone GP53 startBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. The start, with Fangio nearest camera leading the front row away as he glances across to poleman Ascari and Gonzalez...
S_P06 Ascari Ferrari 500British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Alberto Ascari balancing his Ferrari 500 in a flat-out drift through the 'old' Woodcote Corner. He won the GP from Fangio's Maserati.
S_P09 Schell GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. A determined Harry Schell in the works Gordini flat out through Woodcote before retiring with magneto failure on the 6th lap.
S_H31 Farina Thin Wall SpecialSilverstone 1953. Guiseppe Farina, having just completed 88 laps in 2hrs 50 minutes to finish third in the Grand Prix, prepares for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy race, which he won in the "Thin Wall Special". Fangio (just above windscreen), who finished second in the BRM, looks on.
S_H33 Formule Libre gridSilverstone 1953. The front row of the grid for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy following the Grand Prix. On pole, far side, Fangio's BRM, then Farina's "Thin Wall Special", Ken Wharton's BRM and, nearest camera, Mike Hawthorn in his works Ferrari. . .
S_H35 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The start of the 17 lap Formule Libre Race, run just after the Grand Prix. Hawthorn (right) in his GP Ferrari appears to have the advantage on pole setter Fangio's BRM, Farina's "Thin Wall Special" and Wharton's BRM, all spinning their rear wheels.
S_H36 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy. From the second, third and fourth rows, a mix of types including G N Richardson's RRA leading, Flockhart searching for gears in his ERA, Louis Rosier's Ferrari (No. 18) and nearest, Somervail's Cooper-Bristol. Flockhart came in fourth and Richardson fifth.
S_P07 Fangio V16 BRMSilverstone 1953. Juan Manuel Fangio drifts the 1.5 litre supercharged V16 BRM through the "old" Woodcote corner. He qualified on pole but finished second in the Formule Libre Trophy race to Farina's "Thin Wall Special".
S_P25 Farina Ferrari Thin Wall SpecialSilverstone 1953. Guiseppe Farina winning the Formule Libre Trophy and setting a record fastest lap at 100.16mph ( the first official 100mph lap at Silverstone) driving the Ferrari 'Thin Wall Special'…
S_K28 Karl Kling portraitBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mercedes-Benz driver Karl Kling, number two to Fangio, watches last minute preparations to his car on the grid, shortly before the start.
S_E11 Mercedes-Benz W196British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The two Mercedes-Benz W196 "Stromlinienwagen" cars, to be driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling, receive attention behind the pits. Fangio is back to camera at the left. . .
S_E08 Mercedes-Benz W196British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' of Karl Kling splashes through Woodcote corner during practise. He was to qualify in the middle of the second row.
S_G14 Mercedes-Benz W196British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' exiting Chapel Curve and heading into Hangar Straight.
S_P13 Behra GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. French driver Jean Behra drifting his works 2.5 litre Gordini through Chapel Curve.
S_P14 Gonzalez Ferrari 625British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Jose Frolian Gonzalez in the works 2.5 litre Ferrari 625 drifting through Chapel Curve on his way to his second British GP victory.
S_A11 Fangio Ferrari D50British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Five times F1 World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio drifting through Beckets in the Ferrari D50.
S_A16 Hawthorn portraitBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. A relaxed Mike Hawthorn in the pits during practise. Driving the BRM P25, he was an early leader in the race, but soon retired.
S_A28 Hawthorn CopseBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Mike Hawthorn rounding Copse Corner in the BRM P25 during practise. Hawthorn retired early in the race while leading.
S_A34 Fairman ConnaughtBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Jack Fairman drifts the British works Connaught through Copse Corner on his way to fourth place. This was Fairman's highest placing in a Grand Prix.
S_B12 Fairman ConnaughtBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Jack Fairman in his British works Connaught drifts out of Chapel Curve on his way to fourth place. This was Fairman's highest placing in a Grand Prix.
S_P21 Sports car line-upSilverstone. Sports cars being lined up in front of the pits, ready for a Le Mans-type start.
Surtees
BH_B23 Surtees Ferrari V8British and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. John Surtees speeding to third place in the V8 Ferrari. 1964 was to be Surtees championship year after previously winning seven motorcycle titles - the only driver to win World Championships on two wheels and four.
BH_P07 Surtees Ferrari V8British and European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1964. John Surtees speeding to third place in the V8 Ferrari. 1964 was to be Surtees championship year after previously winning seven motorcycle titles - the only driver to win World Championships on two wheels and four.
Taruffi
S_P20 Taruffi Farina and AscariBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. The three works Ferrari drivers Piero Taruffi, Guiseppe Farina and Alberto Ascari. Ascari won the GP with Taruffi finishing second.
S_P28 Ferrari DriversBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. Three of the Ferrari works drivers in the pits during practise - Piero Taruffi, Giuseppe Farina and Louigi Villoresi.
the Collectors Edition
Fangio montageA special montage featuring five times F1 World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
Moss montageA special montage featuring Stirling Moss.
Trintignant
S_P22 Maurice Trintignant portraitBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Works Gordini driver, Maurice Trintignant.
S_P16 Trintignant GordiniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. French driver Maurice Trintignant in a flat-out drift through Woodcote Corner in the works Gordini.
Vanwall
G_B10 Collins in a Vanwall SpecialGoodwood, September 1954. Peter Collins braking hard for the chicane on his way to second place in the Goodwood Trophy for Formula 1 cars with the 'Vanwall Special'.
CP_D12 Schell VanwallCrystal Palace, 1955. Harry Schell in a works Vanwall at South Tower Bend.
S_B18 Moss VanwallBRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Stirling Moss signed to drive for Maserati in 1956, but in their absence at this event, he was given permission to drive the new Vanwall. After Hawthorn's BRM retired from an early lead, Moss went on to win, fulfilling an early ambition to win at the top level in a British car.
S_P36 Moss VanwallBRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Stirling Moss punches the air as he drives the new Vanwall to its first victory, fulfilling an early ambition to win at the top level in a British car.
S_P31 BRDC Race 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. Storming past the pits at the end of the first lap, Hawthorn (BRM) has taken the lead from Fangio (D50 Ferrari), with Schell (Vanwall), Collins (D50 Ferrari) and Moss (Vanwall) following.
S_P35 BRDC Race start 1956BRDC/Daily Express International Trophy, Silverstone May 1956. From third place on the grid, Fangio's Ferrari D50 has moved across in front of the two Vanwalls of poleman Stirling Moss and Harry Schell, leavinng a clear run on the outside for Hawthorn's BRM.
Villoresi
S_P11 Villoresi and UgoliniBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Ferrari driver Luigi Villoresi gets his last minute grid briefing from team manager Ugolini.
S_P01 Ferrari driversBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Animated discussion by the four Ferrari team drivers, Ascari, Farina, Hawthorn and Villoresi. In the centre, French motoring journalist, a young Bernard Cahier.
S_P28 Ferrari DriversBritish Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. Three of the Ferrari works drivers in the pits during practise - Piero Taruffi, Giuseppe Farina and Louigi Villoresi.
Wharton
G_D29 Ken Wharton in Chichester Cup startGoodwood, Easter 1954. The start of the 5 lap Chichester Cup for Formule Libre cars. Reg Parnell (Ferrari 500/625) gets the drop on the two V16 BRMs of Ron Flockhart and Ken Wharton.
S_H33 Formule Libre gridSilverstone 1953. The front row of the grid for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy following the Grand Prix. On pole, far side, Fangio's BRM, then Farina's "Thin Wall Special", Ken Wharton's BRM and, nearest camera, Mike Hawthorn in his works Ferrari. . .
S_H35 Formule Libre startSilverstone 1953. The start of the 17 lap Formule Libre Race, run just after the Grand Prix. Hawthorn (right) in his GP Ferrari appears to have the advantage on pole setter Fangio's BRM, Farina's "Thin Wall Special" and Wharton's BRM, all spinning their rear wheels.
G_D34 Chichester Cup gridGoodwood, Easter 1954. The front row of the grid of the 5 lap Chichester Cup Formule Libre race. (L to R) Ron Flockhart (BRM), Ken Wharton (BRM), Tony Rolt (Connaught) and Reg Parnell (Ferrari).
S_H34 Formule Libre grid 2Silverstone, 1953. Seconds to go to the start of the 17-lap Formule Libre Trophy race with (l to r) Fangio (BRM) on pole, Farina (Thin Wall Special), Wharton (BRM), and Hawthorn (Ferrari). Farina won from the two BRMs of Fangio and Wharton.
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World Water Speed Record attempt 1956
Bb1956_01 Donald Campbell portrait 1A relaxed Donald Campbell at Coniston. On 19 September 1956, he set a new World Water Speed Record of 225.6mph in "Bluebird".
Bb1956_02 Bluebird at speedOn 19 September 1956 on Coniston Water, Donald Campbell set a new World Water Speed Record on 225.6mph in "Bluebird" K7.
Bb1956_03 Bluebird arrives10 September 1956. Under the watchful eye of Andrew Brown and directed by Leo Villa, "Bluebird" K7 arrives at Coniston - and its a tight fit into the lanes to the boathouse.
Bb1956_04 Bluebird unloading10 September 1956. An interested crowd of holiday-makers watch as "Bluebird" is unloaded from its trailer.
Bb1956_06 Fuel rig checkAs "Bluebird" is prepared in the boathouse, Mobil Oil's fuel rig is checked in readiness for Donald Campbell's attempt on the World Water Speed Record, September 1956.
Bb1956_07 Canopy checkDonald Campbell and his chief engineer Leo Villa fit a new moulded perspex cockpit canopy to "Bluebird" during preparations for the attempt on the World Water Speed Record at Coniston, September 1956.
Bb1956_08 Fuelling 1On 19 September 1956, Donald Campbell in "Bluebird" raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph on Coniston Water. Having towed "Bluebird" out to the middle of the lake, Campbell's crew start the "Beryl" engine ready for the record attempt.
Bb1956_09 CongratulationsLeo Villa leads a happy crew after Donald Campbell, in "Bluebird", raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph - 19 September 1956, Coniston Water.
Bb1956_10 Record cakeCelebrations in the Sun Hotel, Coniston after Donald Campbell, in "Bluebird", raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph - 19 September 1956. Connie Robinson presents the special cake.
Bb1956_11 Brown and VillaAndrew Brown and Leo Villa get a lift during celebrations in the Sun Hotel, Coniston, after Donald Campbell (centre), in "Bluebird", raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph on 19 September 1956.
Bb1956_12 BrownAndrew Brown gets a lift during celebrations in the Sun Hotel, Coniston, after Donald Campbell (centre), in "Bluebird", raised the World Water Speed Record to 225.6mph on 19 September 1956.
World Water Speed Record attempt 1957
Bb1957_02 Bluebird sets offConiston Water, 7 November 1957. On a bright, frosty morning, Donald Campbell's "Bluebird" sets off on the first of two runs which were to raise his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.
Bb1957_03 Bluebird returnsConiston Water, 7 November 1957. Donald Campbell brings "Bluebird" back to the jetty after making two runs that were to raise his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.
Bb1957_04 Donald Campbell portrait 3Donald Campbell at Coniston. On 7 November 1957, in "Bluebird", he raised his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.
Bb1957_05 Donald Campbell portrait 4Donald Campbell at Coniston. On 7 November 1957, in "Bluebird", he raised his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.
Bb1957_06 Fuelling 2Donald Campbell's "Bluebird" is fuelled for the successful attempt on the World Water Speed Record. At Coniston on 7 November 1957, he raised his own record to 239mph.
Bb1957_07 Fuelling 3Donald Campbell's "Bluebird" is fuelled for the successful attempt on the World Water Speed Record. At Coniston on 7 November 1957, he raised his own record to 239mph.
Bb1957_08 Donald Campbell preparesDonald Campbell settles into "Bluebird's" cockpit before setting off to break his own World Water Speed Record, raising it to 239mph at Coniston, 7 November 1957.
Bb1957_09 Bluebird moves offDonald Campbell eases "Bluebird" away from the jetty as he sets off on the two runs which will raise his own World Water Speed Record to 239mph at Coniston, 7 November 1957.
Bb1957_10 Happy teamFlanked by a happy crew, a relieved and delighted Donald Campbell just after he had broken his own World Water Speed Record, raising it from 225.6mph to 239mph on Coniston Water, 7 November 1957.
Bb1957_01 Donald Campbell portrait 2Donald Campbell at Coniston. On 7 November 1957, in "Bluebird", he raised his own World Water Speed Record from 225.6mph to 239mph.

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