Motor racing at Brooklands, 1932.

Tomlin, Harold

Motor racing at Brooklands, 1932.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


A photograph of a Bugatti racing car being fuelled, taken by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 23 September, 1932. The Bugatti eight cylinder car was about to take part in a 500 mile race at Brooklands, Surrey. It was to be driven by Count Stanislas Czaykowski, the only foreign competitor. Opened in 1907, Brooklands was the first purpose-built motor-racing circuit in Britain. For three decades this famous track, with its characteristic banked corners, was the centre of British motor sport. Czaykowski was a wealthy, Paris-based Polish aristocrat. He was killed the following year when his Bugatti crashed during a race at Monza, near Milan, Italy.

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