Pre-War

Pre-War

Fearless warriors from a bygone age. Sitting in a 200 kph missile with nothing more than a linen helmet.

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WINNING DRIVE - Rosemeyer leads Caracciola at the Donington GP held in October 1937 in front of 50,000 spectators.
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VICTORY SALUTE - Rosemeyer acknowledges the crowd and shares a joke with team personnel, runner-up von Brauchitsch and fifth place Hasse.
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CHAIN DRIVEN - Chitty 1 stands proudly in front of the imposing Higham Park in 1921. This was Count Zborowski's first of four potent machines.
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CAPT CAMPBELL LOOKS ON - Malcolm Campbell (left rear) with a 'flatfoot' Policeman to the right of the rudimentary Morgan.
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AUTO UNION C-TYPE - Rosemeyer's curvaceous C-type sits in a nearby garage, close to the fabled Nurburgring in 1937.
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VIEUX CHARLES III - A stunning glass plate of Vieux Charles III taken in front of the Brooklands club house in 1923.
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BARC WHITSUN MEETING 1923 - Awaiting the flag to drop. A variety of motor cars await the off - Wolseley Moth, Bugatti, Horstmann, etc.
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BROOKLANDS GARAGES - Looking resplendent in the Brooklands garages, situated just in front of the Member's club house.
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WONDERFUL PERIOD ATTIRE - Riders line up at Brooklands in jacket and tie, in front of the imposing aircraft hangars.
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HALCYON DAYS - A 'lady' driver and riding mechanic pose in front of Brooklands crowd in 1923.
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SUNBEAM IN AMONGST THE PACK - A lovely start line image in front of the Vickers Aviation Ltd aircraft hangars.
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HIGH FASHION - 'The right crowd and no crowding' was Brooklands motto.
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IN FRONT OF THE VICKERS HANGARS - Vickers Aviation Ltd set up the hangars during WW1 in 1915.
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THOMAS SPEEDS AWAY FROM BORDINO - Thomas in his Dleage leads from Pole position, with Bordino in hi Fiat following.
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SUPPORT RACE TO THE MAIN EVENT - A large crowd enjoyed the racing at Tours during the XVII Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France.
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GREAT BRITAIN WINS IN FRANCE - Segrave and his riding mechanic pose in front of their victorious Sunbeam after over six and a half hours of racing.
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LAST OF THE RETIREMENTS - Salamano retired after thirty-two laps of the thirty-five laps. He later that year won the Italian GP at Monza.
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PERIOD ADVERTISING HOARDINGS - Divo, in the pretty little Sunbeam, kicks up the dust at Tours in 1923.
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ROLLAND-PILAIN - Local motor car manufacturer Rolland-Pilain was founded in 1905 in Tours.
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LAND SPEED RECORD HOLDER - Lee Guinness broke the LSR in 1922, invented the KLG spark plug and was from the Guinness brewing family.
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ALL ROUND SPORTSMAN - Rougier was a racing cyclist, aeroplane pilot and sporting motorist born in Marseille, France.
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SPEEDING PAST THE PACKED TRIBUNES - A 'whacky' Voison Laboratoire flashes past the packed grandstands.
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A SUNBEAM IN FRANCE - Kenelm Lee Guinness speeds his Sunbeam past housing and a Tabac at Tours in 1923.
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VOISIN LABORATOIRE - Avions Voisins was a luxury French car manufacturer, established by Gabriel Voisin.
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SEGRAVE SECURES BRITAIN A MEMORABLE VICTORY - Sir Henry O'Neil de Hane Segrave, the first Britain to win in a British car.
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BROOKLANDS BANKING - The famous banking looms behind the Brooklands buildings in 1923.
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A LOVELY PORTRAIT AT BROOKLANDS - A smiling driver and lady riding companion pose in front of the Brooklands garages.
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TIME TRIAL - A car crosses the finishing line, with the Timekeepers looking on.
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SPEEDING ACROSS THE LINE - A super image of a 'flying' motor cyclist crossing the finishing line, with a Policeman standing to attention.
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MOTORCYCLE TRIAL - A motorcyclist awaits the off of a trial in 1923, in jacket and tie.
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STREET SCENE - A marvellous glass plate with hand beaten racing car blocking the oncoming horse and cart.
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CAMPARI - Cavaliere Giuseppe Campari sits on his Alfa Romeo at the Targa Florio of 1924. He was also an Italian Opera singer.
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AUTO UNION - Tazio Nuvolari's Auto Union D-type sits in the pits at Bremgarten in 1938, with a modified C-type behind.