The post war years of British domestic motor racing were ones of immense change and expansion. Where the early meetings were, by necessity. filled with pre-war cars, and indeed, many a pre-war driver. By the middle of the 1950s there were new names and vastly differing shapes and sounds to appreciate. Given that, of the pre-war circuits, only Crystal Palace survived for racing, all be it not until 1953, Silverstone was investigated by the Vintage Sports Car Club and then seized upon by the British Racing Driver’s Club as a suitable if wind-swept venue. Snetterton was developed from another ex-Wartime Military Air Station into a racing circuit more than worthy of International events. This book shows the early, more care-free days of these circuits. Where the recognised “Aces” of the day could be engaged in conversation in the paddock: where one could expect to see a Le Mans winner dicing with a chap from down the road in Cambridge who has bolted the car together himself. From club racing and 500cc “Buzz-Bombs” through sports cars and saloons to full on Grand Prix machinery, all are here. Shown in wonderfully period black and white shots. All professionally taken, but never before used.
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