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Alta F2 cars in Silverstone rain-soaked paddock 1951 Daily Express Trophy

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The two cars closest to the camera are Alta #6 raced by Australian F A O (Tony) Gaze, the man who 'discovered' Goodwood circuit and Alta #8 Gordon Watson. Neither car did very well finishing a the back on heat 2 and Watson retired early in the final while Gaze didn't even make the start!

Lovely period details such as the attire of the people, the transporters and other trucks in the background (one of which is the Ecurie Ecosse transporter) , the tail end of a works Le Mans Aston Martin DB2 and in the far distance the tail of John James Maserati 4CLT/48 Grand prix car .

Lovely shot  printed up from an original 35mm negative held in our archives.



Newly printed up in a commercial photo lab from the original slide held in our archives
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