Rare photo of Ken Wharton at speed in the 1953 1.5 litre V16 supercharged BRM Grand Prix car at Charterhall in Scotland.
Really nice black and white image from the original 35mm negative. Much better quality than this small image can portray.
Ken Wharton was said to be Britains best all-rounder in the 1950s, racing with success in all classes including F1 with BRM and Grands Prix with Maserati Connaught and Frazer Nash. He also had a successfull career as a rally driver, was a leading force in the then-very popular disipline of Trials and was the British Hillclimb champion with ERA and Cooper cars in the mid 1950s. He regularly raced the V16 BRM and was one of the first drivers to race a Vanwall in 1955. He was killed in a race in New Zealand in 1957.
Photo available in the following sizes
12x16 inch (300x400mm)
10x7 inch (250x175mm)
7x5 inch (175x125mm)
Newly printed up in a commercial photo lab from the original slide held in our archives
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