Lot 1: Motor Racing



2015-07-10 15:41:29

Lot 1: Motor Racing: A Good Vintage Cloth Pennant With Green Borders And Bearing The Circular Emblem Of The Nurburgring, Individually Signed By Twelve Motor Racing Drivers Who Participated At The 1953 1000 Km Of Nurburgring (Being The Fifth Round Of The F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship) Comprising Alberto Ascari (1918-1955, Italian Motor Racing Driver, Formula One World Champion 1952 & 1953; Joint Winner Of The 1953 1000Km), Giuseppe Farina (1906-1966, Italian Motor Racing Driver, The First Formula One World Champion 1950; Joint Winner Of The 1953 1000Km), Piero Taruffi (1906-1988, Italian Motor Racing Driver), Mike Hawthorn (1929-1959, British Motor Racing Driver, Formula One World Champion 1958), Luigi Villoresi (1909-1987, Italian Motor Racing Driver), Louis Chiron (1899-1979, Monegasque Motor Racing Driver), Hermann Lang (1909-1987, German Motor Racing Driver), Emilio Giletti ( - , Italian Motor Racing Driver), Robert Manzon (1917-2015, French Motor Racing Driver; Accomplished The Fastest Lap Of The 1953 1000Km), Simone Des Forest (1910-2004, French Motor Racing Driver), Giovanni Bracco (1908-1968, Italian Motor Racing Driver) And Eugenio Castellotti (1930-1957, Italian Motor Racing Driver). All Have Signed With Their Names Alone In Ink To Clear Areas Of The Pennant. A Rare Grouping Of Signatures Featuring Three World Champions And Including The Rare Signatures Of Ascari, Hawthorn And Castellotti, All Of Whom Tragically Met Untimely Deaths. Some Water Staining To The Tip Of The Pennant, Only Slightly Affecting A Few Of The Signatures, G The Present Pennant Was Signed On The Occasion Of The First Adac 1000 Kilometer-Rennen Nurburgring Which Took Place On 30Th August 1953. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £1000 - 1500
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