New Finds

New Finds

Newly acquired images - period obscurities to recently taken photographs. We’re always on the look out!

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WHAT A GREAT IMAGE - 'Taffy' von Trips takes the Station Hairpin in his 'Sharknose' during the Monaco Grand Prix of 1961. He finished fourth behind Moss, Ginther and Phil Hill.
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A HAPPY LOOKING WORLD CHAMPION ELECT - Fangio took pole, set fastest lap and won the opening Grand Prix of 1951, held at the Bremgarten in Switzerland.
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SENNA TAMES THE STREETS OF MONACO - Ayrton won this classic 'round the streets' race in 1991 by eighteen seconds from nemesis Nigel Mansell.
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VICTORY IN THE ERA AT BREMGARTEN - Despite the organisers requests that cars be painted in their national colour (British Racing Green in this case), Seaman managed to win in his black ERA.
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ALL FRENCH CREW FINISH FIFTH - Baroni and Giraudet, in their super 'Giesse' sponsored Lancia Delta HF Integrale at Ypres in 1993.
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ALL SMILES BETWEEN THE RACE WINNER AND DR PORSCHE - Rosemeyer leans against the fearsome 6 litre V-16 in a clean sweep for the 'C' Auto Union factory team from Zwickau, Saxony.
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SCHNITZER MISSLE - Ludwig beat Hans Heyer in the Zakspeed Racing Ford Escort 11 RS (seen close behind) quite comfortably at the Bilstein Super Sprint held at the Nurburgring in 1977.
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STARTING FROM POLE POSITION - Fairfield, in his 'works' ERA R4A, was an impressive five seconds ahead of the next car on the grid, the Delage of Richard Seaman for the Preis von Bern in 1936.
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DOUBLE F1 WORLD CHAMPION - Alonso finished fourth overall in the screaming R24 in 2004, but took back to back Championships in 2005 and 2006.
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SCUDERIA FERRARI ENTERED ALFA ROMEO - Future World Champion, Farina, retired his beautiful 8C-35 with a long crack in the cylinder head causing water to seep in to the engine.
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TOTAL CONCENTRATION - Schumacher won nine of the seventeen races during the 2001 season, beating runner-up David Coulthard quite comprehensibly.
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DAIMLER-BENZ CLEAN SWEEP - 'Rudi' won the 1937 Grosser Preis der Schweiz from pole position, with teammates Lang and von Brauchitsch rounding out the podium. Another super perspective.
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E-TYPE 503 BBO BLASTS AWAY FROM THE LE MANS START - Charles, partnered by Coundley pass the Maserati Tipo 151 in the stripes of Briggs Cunningham - both failed to finish.
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LE ROUENNAIS - 'Phi-Phi' always wore a trademark reversed blue cloth cap, as sen here at the Grosser Preis der Schweiz on his V8 Maserati, which wasn't a match for the mighty German teams.
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FAST GETAWAY - Hans Stuck in the C-type makes an excellent start from the outside of the front row beating Rosemeyer and race winner Rudi Caracciola in 1937 at Bremgarten.
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FINALLY MANSELL'S YEAR - Nigel enjoyed a stellar year in 1992, winning nine of the sixteen races in the Williams FW14B, including this one at the Hockenheimring.
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THWARTED BY A LOOSE NEWSPAPER IN THE FRONT GRILL - This caused the retirement of von Brauchitsch and his Mercedes-Benz W25C at the 1936 Grosser Preis der Schweiz.
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CAMPING ON THE KLOSTERTAL BEND - Fittipaldi enters the Karussell on the fearsome Nordschleife, having exited the Klostertal bend during the 1972 German Grand Prix weekend.
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PRECISION DRIVING - Tazio Nuvolari hugs the white kerb during the 1938 Gosser Preis der Schweiz held on the partly cobbled Bremgarten circuit in Bern, Switzerland.
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THE DEBUT OF A LEGEND - Bell was partnered by Ronnie Peterson at Le Mans in 1970 and went on to become the most successful British driver at Le Mans for overall victories with five to his name.
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WINGS AND WINGLETS - Blundell brakes before the Loews hairpin at Monaco in 1995. He started tenth and moved up to fifth in the multiple winged McLaren MP4/10.
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GERMAN ENTERED GT40 FINISHED SIXTH - Kelleners and Jost performed superbly in their 'private' GT40 being the first home after the 'works' cars from Ford, Porsche and Matra.
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FOUR TIME WORLD RALLY CHAMPION - Makinen won his fourth and final WRC crown in 1999. Here he is in the 'Marlboro' sponsored Lancer Evo V1 at Cordoba in Argentina in 1999.
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LIGIER WITH MASERATI ENGINE - Entered by Automobiles Ligier, this JS2 retired on lap 82 of the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1974 with broken engine valve gear. Here seen passing the fun fair in the Esses.
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FERRARI MASTERPIECE - The V12 of the NART entered 312 P was a 'bitza' entry and ran well, but suffered from no less than five broken throttle cables during the race in 1974, eventually finishing tenth overall.
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THE START OF THE PREIS DER NATIONEN 1977 - Schickentanz in the RSR makes a great start but finished second to Hans Heyer, hidden behind the BMW 3.0 CSL of Menzel.
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A STAR IN HER OWN RIGHT - Elly Beinhorn married Bernd Rosemeyer shortly before this photograph was taken in July 1936. The Aviatrix was the second woman to fly solo from Europe to Australia.
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SPECTATORS VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - Drivers and riding mechanics pass under the Members' Bridge and on to the concrete banking at Brooklands in 1930.
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SMILING STICCONI - Standing in front of his Formula Libre Chevrolet, which from many angles resembles a gorgeous Maserati 250F, Sticconi awaits the race in Parana, Argentina in 1957.
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AUTO UNION TAKE A CLEAN SWEEP OF THE PODIUM - Rosemeyer won in his C-type from teammates Varzi and Stuck. This is a cracking perspective taken by Carl Jost of the great Champion.
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FOURTH AT THE CIRCUIT DE LA SARTHE IN 1973 - Muller made a blistering start from eighteenth on the grid in the Martini Racing Porsche Carrera RSR that he shared with van Lennep.
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ASBESTOS OVERALLS! - Eyston broke the record for a 750cc car to exceed two miles per minute. The previous year, Eyston had suffered burns, hence the overalls.
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WHEEL LIFT - Kankkunen, together with co-driver Piironen, cocks a rear wheel during his run to third at the 1992 Rallye Automobile de Monte Carlo. he finished runner-up in the Championship that year.
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THE RUN TO THE CHEQUER - Ickx, in the car, together with van Lennep won the 1976 Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans in their Martini Racing Porsche System 936. Note the tv helicopter!
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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP 1937-38 - von Brauchitsch won the 1937 Monaco Grand Prix and the 1938 French Grand Prix held at Reims-Gueux.
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WINGED CAPRI - 'King Klaus' won the 1980 Internationales AvD Deutschland Trophee at the Hockenheimring aboard the mighty Capri 111 Turbo.
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FIRST OUTRIGHT VICTORY FOR PORSCHE AT LE MANS - Entered by Porsche Konstruktionen K.G., Attwood and Herrmann won this classic 24 Hour race in wet conditions in 1970.
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SEAMAN SCORCHES TO A HAT TRICK OF PREIS VON BERN VICTORIES - Englishman, Seaman had won in MG and ERA machines in 1934 and 1935 respectively, before winning in '36 with a Delage.
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PRINCE BIRABONGSE BHANUDEJ BHANUBANDH - Better known as Prince Bira of Siam (now Thailand) or by his nom de course B. Bira was a successful racer and Olympian.
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RALLY PREPARATION IN AFRICA - Porsche System Engineering mechanics check the RS 2.7, whilst Waldegaard stands behind the beast - they failed to finish the 1973 East African Rally.
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CRESTING THE HUMP, LINED BY SPECTATORS - Bertone and Chiapponi failed to finish the Ypres 24 Hours Rally in 1993 due to an accident - you can see why!
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SECOND AT MONACO - Driving the much more suited 2.4 litre Dino V6 158 than his teammate Surtees who retired in the 312, Bandini finished forty seconds down on race winner Jackie Stewart.
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'REGGA' IN RED - Clay hurtles up towards Casino Square in 1975 aboard the 312T, but crashed at the Chicane in a race that was won by his teammate, Niki Lauda.
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SLOW AWAY FROM POLE - Clark was unable to select his special 'start only' bottom gear and was slow away, but managed to reach third before rear hub failure.
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AUTODELTA S.P.A. -A trio of Alfa Romeo T33/2's finished fourth, fifth and sixth at Le Mans in 1968, this being the last of them driven by Italians, Casoni and Biscaldi.
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WINNING COMBINATION - Powering through the Esses in 1969, Ickx and Oliver won in the Gulf Oils sponsored Ford GT40, followed by an Alfa Romeo T33/2.
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LUIGI RACING ENTERED CSL - Dieudonne, partnered by Grohs and Xhenceval started fourth and finished in the same position at the 'Ring in '77, behind the winning CSL entered by ALPINA.
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SCUDERIA LANCIA TEAM - Fangio is surrounded by his mechanics at the Tourist Trophy of 1954. He finished second, with Taruffi, behind the winning Ferrari 750 Monza.
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THE HARE! - Moss shot off at the start of the 1953 Vingt Quatre heures du Mans, but finished second, largely due to a blocked fuel filter.
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A LINE-UP OF PORSCHE'S IN A EUCALYPTUS GROVE - Awaiting the start of the 1962 Targa Florio around the 72kms Piccolo Circuito delle Madonie.
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MARTINI STRIPES - Stuck finished on the bottom step of the podium at the Grosser Preis von Deutschland held at Hockenheim in 1977, in the beautiful Brabham BT45B.
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BITING A LITTLE TOO MUCH OF THE APEX - McRae and Ringer finished runner-up at the International Swedish rally in 1992 by thirty-nine seconds.
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SIDEWAYS IN ESTORIL - Frequelin and co-driver Jean Todt finished sixth in the Talbot Sunbeam Lotus during the 1981 Portugese Rally. They finished runner-up in the Championship.
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MIND THE REMOTE CONTROLLED CAMERAS - This Martini Racing Integrale crashed, but teammate Kankkunen and Piiironen won in 1992.
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A VERY IMPORTANT 250 GTO - Guichet purchased chassis 5111 GT in 1963 and immediately won the Tour de France that year. He finished second in 1964.
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LIFT OFF - Vatanen and co-driver Berglund take one of the many Finnish yumps finishing fourth in 1992 in their Prodrive prepared Subaru Legacy RS.
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TEAM AUSTRALIA - Featuring iconic Bob Jane T-Marts sponsorship, this Australian entry was driven by Perkins and Brock at the 1984 1000 km at Silverstone.
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LIGHTING UP THE FLASH BULBS - KytoLehto and co-driver Kapanen rounded out the top ten overall in Finland in 1992.
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THE KING OF COOL - McQueen rises a crest at Holtville in 1970, the year he finished runner-up at the Sebring 12 Hours with Peter Revson in a similar car.
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WINNER OF THE RALLYE DE ESPANA - 'King' Carlos and co-driver Luis Moya won the Spanish rally held on the coast at Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava in 1992.
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SPEEDING UP THE HILL - This final edition of the Ollon-Villars hillclimb was held in 1971, with the crowd watching on from a great vantage point.
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TARTAN SPONSORS FOR THE GULF OILS PORSCHE - The Porsche's await the start of the 1970 Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans. Both were out before half distance.
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LIGHTWEIGHT 250F - Moss and mechanic Giorgio Neri smile behind the modified Maserati, as evidenced by the twin exhaust pipes, in Argentina in 1957.
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ONE OF THE GREATEST - Tazio was originally of Mantua, he was nicknamed Il Mantovano Volante and Nuvola. Starting on bikes he tamed the four wheel beasts of the pre-war era, despite his modest size.
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LIQUI MOLY EQUIPE - Deep in to the forest section of the Hockenheimring, Stommelen's Porsche 935J expired on the second lap due injection pump belt failure.
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GEARBOX WOES - Pirro and teammate Lehto qualified their Dallara's on the fifth row, but both succumbed to gearbox failures before quarter distance of the GP held in Phoenix in 1991.
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BAVARIAN BEASTS - Brutschin in the BASF Glysantin Team GS-Sport entered 320 leads the identical Jagermeister Racing Team entry of Jochen Dauer.
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PASSING THE HYDRANGEAS - Aghini and co-driver Farnocchia won this beautiful rally in the foothills of Funchal, the capital of the Madeira archipelago in 1992.
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ACTRESS, DANCER AND RACER - Colette Salomon won the inaugural La Journee Feminine de l'automobile held on the banked Montlhery circuit near Paris.
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THE UNITED COLOURS OF BENETTON - Against a perfect Australian blue sky backdrop, Piquet looks superb in the colours of the rainbow here in Adelaide in 1991.
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CLASSIC LE MANS - da Silva Ramos, shared the Scuderia Ferrari entered 250 TR 59 with Cliff Allison but succumbed to gearbox issues after just forty-one laps in 1959.
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MIGHTY PORSCHE'S - The 917/10 TC's of Kaushen and Leo Kinnunen finished 2-1 in the Interserie race held at Hockenhein in 1972. Helmut Kelleners in the number eight McLaren failed to finish.
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POIGNANT PORSCHE'S - von Trips edges ahead of Behra in practice for the F1 race held at AVUS. Sadly, Behra went over the banking in the supporting sportscar race and passed away.
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CORNERING HARD - Stenzel takes the stadium section flat out at the Hockenheimring in 1977, on his brightly painted Porsche 911 S.
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FLYING IN THE FINNISH FORESTS - Kankkunnen and co-driver Piironen in the Martini stripes finished second at the 1000 Lakes rally in 1992.
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IN TO THE STADIUM SECTION - Scheckter scorched to pole in the Wolf WR1, but finished behind race winner Niki Lauda at the 1977 German Grand Prix, held at the Hockenheimring.
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BELIEVED TO BE A BERLIET - This super glass plate negative came with no information, but we believe that the car in question is a Berliet somewhere in rural France.
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JAGERMEISTER ORANGE - Schurti's Porsche 935 has clearly had a nibble taken out of the front fender, but finished fifth behind a similar 935 driven by Rolf Stommelen.
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A LONG CAREER - The curvaceous 8C 2900 had a lengthy race history with three victrories at the Mille Miglia between 1937 and 1947. Gorgeous!
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FETTLING IN TELOCHE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF LE MANS - The Porsche mechanics get the Carrera RSR of van Lennep and Muller ready before the 1973 Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans.
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DISQUALIFIED FOR USING ILLEGAL FUEL - Piper and Swiss superstar, Jo Siffert, were ejected from the 1964 running of the classic Tour de France.
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TTE, TEAM TOYOTA EUROPE - Swedes, Eklund and Spjuth, power though a dusty Ivory Coast village during the 1983 Rallye Cote d'Ivoire. They finished a fine third overall.
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ENTERING THE KARUSSELL - Cevert takes the inside line of the famous Caracciola Karussell during practice for the 1972 Grosser Preis von Deutschland.
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1981 FRENCH RALLY CHAMPION - Saby and co-driver Le Saux failed to finish the Rallye Automobile de Monte Carlo, but did win the national Championship that year in the awesome 5 Turbo.
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TIN TOP SPECIALIST - Schneider won one of the two races at the classic Norisring in 1995 in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, claiming another four victories and the overall title - LEGEND!
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ENTERED BY FORD FRANCE - Driven by Simon and Dupeyron, it failed to finish, but is one of six Coupe's built, being the only one left today in original condition.
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ROUNDING LA SOURCE - Brundle's Zakspeed suffered from overheating issues in Belgium during the 1987 GP. He retired before half distance.
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FERRARI'S, BUT DIFERENT - Bandini leads in the Flat-12 1512, whilst Surtees opted for the V8 158. Bandini finished second and Surtees ran out of fuel on the penultimate lap.
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HOLBERT RACING, SPONSORED BY MILLER HIGH LIFE - Robinson and Bell were classified 17th, but retired after 102 laps of the 149 lap GTP street race.
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SITTING ON POLE POSITION AT MONACO IN 1966 - Clark succumbed to suspension failure after 60 of the 100 lap race around the streets.
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PORSCHE KREMER RACING - Plankenhorn qualified the beastly Porsche 935 K3/80 on pole position in the famous Jagermeister livery, but failed to finish the 1980 Flugplatzrennen.
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V12 LAGONDA - The DP166 of Poore and Parnell drives through the scrutineering area, with the second place Aston Martin DB3S of Collins and Frere behind.
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A FAMOUS PARISIAN JEWELLER AND GENTLEMAN SPORTSCAR DRIVER - Ricci was often partnered by long time friend and Le Mans winner Henri Pescarolo, seen here at Brands Hatch in 1989.
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THE OLD STATION HAIRPIN - Stewart takes the tight hairpin in front of a huge crowd, on his way to third at the 1965 Grand Prix de Monaco in his BRM P261.
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ROUNDING OUT THE TOP TEN IN BRAZIL - Arnoux qualified the circa 800 bhp turbocharged Ferrari on the third row, but finished a lap behind the eventual winner, Nelson Piquet.
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FLYING HIGH TO VICTORY - Snijers and co-driver Colebunders win the 1993 Ypres 24 Hours rally aboard their 'Bastos' sponsored RS Cosworth.
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LAST HURRAH - Watson deputised for the injured Niki Lauda in what was to be his last F1 Grand Prix. He finished seventh at the European GP held at Brands Hatch in 1985.
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THIRD IN THE PRINCIPALITY - Siffert finished on the bottom step in 1969 at Monaco in the Lotus 49B, in a race that was won by Graham Hill in a similar car.
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READING RACERS - Davis was a top British Speedway rider and won the World Team Cup in 1977 with Collins, Simmons, Lee and Jessup. Here he is riding for the 'Racers' at King's Lynn.
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SMILING DESPITE SUFFERING WITH A HIP PROBLEM - Fagioli shared his Auto Union C-type with Nuvolari to finish seventh overall at the 1937 Swiss Grand Prix.
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