Dundrod 1953…

Posted: May 19, 2021 in Sports Racers
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Eric Thompson’s works Aston Martin DB3S rounds a right-hander on the Dundrod 7.4 mile road course in Ireland.  September 5, 1953 Tourist Trophy…

The new DB3S had a good day out. The Pat Griffith/Peter Collins and Reg Parnell/Eric Thompson machines finished first and second from the Stirling Moss/Peter Walker Jaguar C-Type in third- to make the Feltham marque’s dominance complete the customer DB3’s of Graham Whitehead/Tony Gaze and Robert Dickson/Desmond Titterington were fourth and fifth.

The winner’s time for the 111 lap, round six of the World Sportscar Championship was just over 9 hours and 37 minutes.

I’ve had a go at the DB3S here; https://primotipo.com/2017/09/28/david-mckays-aston-martin-db3ss/ and here; https://primotipo.com/2019/11/24/smiths-motor-convention-melbourne-1958/ oh-yes, the DB3 too; https://primotipo.com/2018/01/19/1952-goodwood-9-hours-and-aston-db3/


Martin Wainwright


  1. bill hollingsworth says:

    The budget of a current no hoper F1 team could fund a recreation of the 1953 World Sports Car Championship in its entirety.

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