Pre War Motor Racing

Fearless warriors from a bygone age. Sitting in a 200 kph missile with nothing more than a linen helmet. www.jarrotts.com/collections/pre-war/
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a man sitting in an old race car
New Finds - Jarrotts
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. Driver(s): Richard Seaman | Car: ERA R1B | Race: Preis von Bern | Circuit: Bremgarten | Year: 1935 | Photographer: Carl Jost | Ref: BW32405MCNG_seaman
an old fashioned car is parked in front of a large building with columns and pillars
Pre-War - Jarrotts
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. Driver(s): Count Louis Zborowski | Car: Chitty 1 | Race: | Circuit: Higham Park | Year: 1921 | Photographer: Unknown | Ref: BW00904MCGP
an old black and white photo of people on bicycles in front of a wall with bats painted on it
Pre-War - Jarrotts
WONDERFUL PERIOD ATTIRE - Riders line up at Brooklands in jacket and tie, in front of the imposing aircraft hangars. Rider(s): | Bike: | Race: | Circuit: Brooklands | Year: 1923 | Photographer: Unknown | Ref: BW02613MBGP
an old photo of a man driving a race car
Classics - Jarrotts
ALL FOUR WHEELS OFF THE GROUND! - John Cobb holds the outright and everlasting lap record around the banked Brooklands circuit. Driver(s): John Cobb | Car: Napier-Railton | Race: | Circuit: Brroklands | Year: 1937 | Photographer: Unknown | Ref: BW00885MCGP
two men are sitting in an old fashioned car
Pre-War - Jarrotts
AMPARI - Cavaliere Giuseppe Campari sits on his Alfa Romeo at the Targa Florio of 1924. He was also an Italian Opera singer. Driver(s): Cavaliere Giuseppe Campari | Car: Alfa Romeo RLS 3.0| Race: Targa Florio | Circuit: Medio Circuito Madonie | Year: 1924 | Photographer: Unknown | Ref: Campari
two men standing next to an old race car
Pre-War - Jarrotts
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. Driver(s): Henry Segrave | Car: Sunbeam | Race: XVII Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France | Circuit: Tours | Year: 1923 | Photographer: Unknown | Ref: BW02636MCGP
an old photo of a race car going down the track in front of a crowd
Pre-War - Jarrotts
SPEEDING PAST THE PACKED TRIBUNES - A 'whacky' Voison Laboratoire flashes past the packed grandstands. Driver(s): | Car: Voisin Laboratoire | Race: XVII Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France | Circuit: Tours | Year: 1923 | Photographer: Unknown | Ref: BW02647MCGP
an old photo of a race car driving down the track
Pre-War - Jarrotts
SEGRAVE SECURES BRITAIN A MEMORABLE VICTORY - Sir Henry O'Neil de Hane Segrave, the first Britain to win in a British car. Driver(s): Henry Segrave | Car: Sunbeam | Race: XVII Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France | Circuit: Tours | Year: 1923 | Photographer: Unknown | Ref: BW02657MCGP
two men sitting in an old fashioned race car
Pre-War - Jarrotts
IN FRONT OF THE VICKERS HANGARS - Vickers Aviation Ltd set up the hangars during WW1 in 1915. Driver(s): | Car: | Race: | Circuit: Brooklands | Year: 1923 | Photographer: Unknown | Ref: BW02620MCGP
an old race car driving down the road in front of a fenced off area
Classics - Jarrotts
PIEGE DE LA MORT - The corner of death. Leon Garnier corners this fearsome bend during the 1924 Gand Prix de l' A. C. F. Driver(s): Leon Garnier | Car: Bugatti T35 | Race: Grand Epreuve | Circuit: Lyon | Year: 1924 | Photographer: Unknown | Ref: BW00891MCGP
an old photo of two cars driving down the road in front of people watching them
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THROUGH THE HARBOUR CHICANE - Etancelin steers his Maserati in between the walls, with Veyron in his Bugatti T51 chasing hard. Driver(s): Phi-Phi Etancelin | Car: Maserati 8CM | Race: Grand Epreuves | Circuit: Monaco | Year: 1934 | Photographer: Unknown | Ref: BW00890MCGP
an old black and white photo of people walking around
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PIT SCENE AT MONACO IN 1934 - A busy image, with Straight's Maserati 8CM being fettled before the start. Driver(s): Whitney Straight | Car: Maserati 8CM | Race: Grandes Epreuves | Circuit: Monaco | Year: 1934 | Photographer: Unknown | Ref: BW00869MCGP