Posts Tagged ‘F3/500cc Racing’

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F3/500cc ace Eric Brandon gets some sustenenace with some assistance from his wife Sheila before no doubt scoring another win on 18 July 1953…

Click here for an interesting article on this very talented driver; http://500race.org/people/eric-brandon/

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Coopers galore! Alan Brown, Eric Brandon, Juan Fangio and Mike Hawthorn in F2 Cooper T20 Bristols before the Lavant Cup, Easter Monday 14 April 1952. This race was one of a series of performances which vaulted Hawthorn into a GP Ferrari seat in 1953.

Hawthorn won the six-lapper from Brown and Brandon and set the fastest lap.

Equally impressive was Hawthorn’s second place behind Froilan Gonzalez’ Ferrari 375 in the Formula Libre Richmond Trophy. Duncan Hamilton placed third in a Talbot Lago T26C.

And Fangio? I have one report that says the great man raced John Cooper’s Cooper T20 to a misfiring sixth place but he doesn’t appear at all in the results for the Lavanat Cup and Richmond Trophy I have. John Cooper offer the ride after Alfa Romeo failed to appear. Happy to take your advice on this one.

Credit…

Walter Bellamy, GP Library

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