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Background imageFast Collection: Monaco 1952 poster

Monaco 1952 poster
Stunning poster advertising the 1952 Grand Prix in Monaco, featuring a sleek red car speeding around the palm trees of the principality

Background imageFast Collection: Italian Grand Prix poster

Italian Grand Prix poster
Poster for the meeting of the first ever Italian Grand Prix, held at Brescia - 4th to the 11th September 1921. The meeting also includes racing for aeroplanes and motorcycles

Background imageFast Collection: Motorbike racing - Tourist Trophy Race

Motorbike racing - Tourist Trophy Race
Motorcycle race - high speed cornering in the great Tourist Trophy Race. Date: 1932

Background imageFast Collection: Corbetts Vision

Corbetts Vision
In American planner Harvey Corbetts vision of a future city, fast traffic will be segregated from slow, and people from both Date: 1925

Background imageFast Collection: Flying Scotsman - LNER High-pressure Compound Express Loco

Flying Scotsman - LNER High-pressure Compound Express Locomotive No. 10, 000 leaving Waverley Station, Edinburgh, Scotland - designed by Sir Herbert Nigel Gresley

Background imageFast Collection: Prince Michael of Kent driving an E-type Jaguar at Brands Ha

Prince Michael of Kent driving an E-type Jaguar at Brands Ha
Nineteen year old Prince Michael of Kent (born 1942) driving at 100mph in an E-type Jaguar at Brands Hatch race track in April 1962

Background imageFast Collection: Humber Hawk advertisement

Humber Hawk advertisement
Advertisement for the 1954 Humber Hawk car, packed with power and aready to prove it. Apparently, the powerful overhead valve engine gave vivid exciting acceleration

Background imageFast Collection: Brooklands Poster

Brooklands Poster
A poster for the racing programme at Brooklands Race Tract at Weybridge, Surrey, featuring Sir Malcolm Campbell driving (at the time) the worlds fastest car, Bluebird

Background imageFast Collection: Use the Air Mail Poster

Use the Air Mail Poster
GPO Poster, Use the Air Mail, The Fastest Mail. Depicting the underside of a monoplane against a blue and black sky

Background imageFast Collection: SOS message from Titanic

SOS message from Titanic
A wireless message received by the Russian steamer Birma from the Titanic about five minutes after Titanic struck the iceberg that sank her

Background imageFast Collection: German Student Duel / 1880

German Student Duel / 1880
A German students duel at Gottingen. The Mensur, as practised by German fraternities, is a fast yet rarely-lethal affair with cuts accepted as marks of honour

Background imageFast Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Tatters chasing the car

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Tatters chasing the car
Illustration by Cecil Aldin -- Tatters, a wire-haired fox terrier, not wishing to be left behind, chasing his masters car on hearing the horn sounding. Date: 1927

Background imageFast Collection: Messerschmitt Me 262A -the only way Allied fighters cou

Messerschmitt Me 262A -the only way Allied fighters could tackle this fast jet was to pouce on it as it slowed to land

Background imageFast Collection: A coat by Moorcott to drive a Triumph sports car

A coat by Moorcott to drive a Triumph sports car
A girl wearing a green and white Scottish tweed coat with deep raglan sleeves and slit pockets designed by Moorcot, sits in a Triumph 2 litre sports model capable of well over 100 mph! Date: 1953

Background imageFast Collection: Eve Adamised 1927

Eve Adamised 1927
Eve Adamised : new woman in a liberated age dons male attire of suit & tie with hair in an Eton crop, but signals her gender with make-up, earings & a cigarette holder

Background imageFast Collection: The DRG Class SVT 877 Hamburg Flyer

The DRG Class SVT 877 Hamburg Flyer sometimes also Flying Hamburger or in German Fliegender Hamburger was Germanys first fast diesel train

Background imageFast Collection: Advertisement for Rolls Royce cars

Advertisement for Rolls Royce cars -- Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet ornament photographed in motion. 1959

Background imageFast Collection: Hawker Hector with Napier Dagger III engine

Hawker Hector with Napier Dagger III engine
A detail of a Hawker Hector focussing on the Napier Dagger III H-24 air-cooled piston Engine. Developing 805hp the Dagger was the next step for D

Background imageFast Collection: The Fast Mail by Lincoln J. Carter

The Fast Mail by Lincoln J. Carter. First produced in England at Rochdale on 26th December 1891 and at the Grand Theatre, Islington, London on 27th June 1892

Background imageFast Collection: Dogs Leap, R. Roe, Limavady, Co. Londonderry

Dogs Leap, R. Roe, Limavady, Co. Londonderry - a view of a fast flowing river and bridge in the distance. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Londonderry; Limavady). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageFast Collection: Motor racing in the 1950s

Motor racing in the 1950s
Reg Parnells maiden BRM V16 win Goodwood, England, 30th September 1950. Date: 1950

Background imageFast Collection: Hispano-Suiza H6C racing the Baby Bootlegger Speedboat

Hispano-Suiza H6C racing the Baby Bootlegger Speedboat
A modified racing Hispano-Suiza H6C 1924 Speedster racing against the speedboat Baby Bootlegger of New York (designed by George Crouch)

Background imageFast Collection: HMS Hogue, British armoured cruiser

HMS Hogue, British armoured cruiser
HMS Vindex, a seaplane carrier of the Royal Navy during the First World War, previously a fast passenger ferry for the Isle of Man Steam Packet

Background imageFast Collection: RMS Empress of Britain, ocean liner

RMS Empress of Britain, ocean liner
The RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Empress of Britain, an ocean liner built between 1928 and 1931, owned by the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company

Background imageFast Collection: Patriotic poster, Buy British - Britain Always First

Patriotic poster, Buy British - Britain Always First
Britain Always First - poster celebrating Britihs achievements in breaking speed records on land, water, air and rail. Part of a government campaign to tackle a balance of payments crisis

Background imageFast Collection: SS Lucania - Cunard

SS Lucania - Cunard
SS Lucania. This Cunarder is the first ship to be equipped with Signor Marconis wireless system : for a while she holds the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic crossing. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageFast Collection: Cover design, British Airways Summer Timetable 1938

Cover design, British Airways Summer Timetable 1938, as the crow flies, only faster! 1938

Background imageFast Collection: Poster celebrating Leon Vanderstuyft

Poster celebrating Leon Vanderstuyft
Poster celebrating the achievements of Leon Vanderstuyft, the Belgian racing cyclist who amazingly covered over 125 kilometers in one hour. The poster lists various speeds and victories

Background imageFast Collection: De Havilland Comet 1956

De Havilland Comet 1956
The Comet is the first commercial jet-liner, carrying 36 passengers at 800 km/h, half as fast again as any other airliner currently in commercial service

Background imageFast Collection: M. G. Magnette

M. G. Magnette
The archetypal sports car popular with fresh air enthusiasts and motorists who value performance : this is the N type. The MG slogan is Safety Fast. Date: 1936

Background imageFast Collection: Futuristic fast food stops on the Channel crossing

Futuristic fast food stops on the Channel crossing
A futuristic scene showing fast food stops for aeroplane pilots on the Channel crossing

Background imageFast Collection: Boeing-Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight 154033

Boeing-Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight 154033
United States Navy - Boeing-Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight 154033 (msn 2384, Model 107M, unit code 'VR', call-sign '61'), of HC-11 Det-1, embarked on USS Sacramento, a fast combat support ship

Background imageFast Collection: LMS Princess Coronation Class 6220 Coronation

LMS Princess Coronation Class 6220 Coronation - built in 1937, which special livery of Caledonian Railway blue with go-faster stripes

Background imageFast Collection: Comic postcard, People in a charabanc for Coronation

Comic postcard, People in a charabanc for Coronation
Comic postcard, People in a charabanc, going to the Coronation Date: 20th century

Background imageFast Collection: Fried fish shop run by Polly Nathan in Middlesex Street (Petticoat Lane

Fried fish shop run by Polly Nathan in Middlesex Street (Petticoat Lane) in the East End of London. Mrs Nathan was apparently the aunt of a South African millionaire who had offered to pay her enough

Background imageFast Collection: Champion Australian axemen at the London Hippodrome

Champion Australian axemen at the London Hippodrome
Peter McClaren, the champion axeman of Australia) and Harry H. Jackson, giving an exhibition of tree cutting at the London Hippodrome in 1907. Date: 1907

Background imageFast Collection: Malcolm Campbells Blue Bird, land speed record 1928

Malcolm Campbells Blue Bird, land speed record 1928
Artists impression of the Napier-Campbell Blue Bird fitted with a Spring engine from the Air Ministry, with bodywork designed by Mulliner

Background imageFast Collection: Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K. 2 XH561

Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K. 2 XH561
Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K.2 XH561 of No.50 Squadron at RAF Wildenrath for an air display. After the Falklands conflict, the Victor K.2 fleet was fast approaching their fatigue limits

Background imageFast Collection: I ll be with you soon - or bust! Young man in a red sports car breaking the 5mph speed limit

I ll be with you soon - or bust! Young man in a red sports car breaking the 5mph speed limit and incurring the wrath of a nearby policeman Date: 1933

Background imageFast Collection: The Bolt from the Blue, speeding 1920s couple

The Bolt from the Blue, speeding 1920s couple
A couple in an open top red car, more interested in each other than the road, fail to notice a police officer attempting to stop them for speeding. Date: 1929

Background imageFast Collection: H. M. S. Tumult (F121) - Type 16 fast anti-submarine frigate

H. M. S. Tumult (F121) - Type 16 fast anti-submarine frigate
H.M.S. Tumult (F121) - Type 16 fast anti-submarine frigate - Commissioned in 1943 (as a T-class destroyer), built by John Brown & Company. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageFast Collection: The Tree of Jesse

The Tree of Jesse
A print of a stained glass window depicting the Tree of Jesse, where Jesse is shown fast asleep in a walled garden. Date: circa 1929

Background imageFast Collection: Boeing-Vertol 107-ii-15 Y-61 - 04061

Boeing-Vertol 107-ii-15 Y-61 - 04061
Marinen - Boeing-Vertol 107-ii-15 Y-61 / 04061 Mona ii (msn 501, HKP 4B), at Middle Wallop on 13 July 1986. (Marinen - Swedish Navy Aviation)

Background imageFast Collection: Poster, Auto Barre, Niort, France. Date: circa 1895

Poster, Auto Barre, Niort, France. Date: circa 1895

Background imageFast Collection: Poster, Road America Can-Am Championship, 28-30 August 1970, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Date: 1970

Poster, Road America Can-Am Championship, 28-30 August 1970, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Date: 1970

Background imageFast Collection: Grosser Preis von Deutschland (German Grand Prix), Nurburgring race track, World Championship

Grosser Preis von Deutschland (German Grand Prix), Nurburgring race track, World Championship, 5 August 1956. Date: 1956

Background imageFast Collection: Poster, German Grand Prix, Nurburgring race track, World Championship, 1 August 1965

Poster, German Grand Prix, Nurburgring race track, World Championship, 1 August 1965, including a cycle race. Date: 1965

Background imageFast Collection: Poster, Brooklands Motor Course, Weybridge, Surrey, The British Mountain Handicap

Poster, Brooklands Motor Course, Weybridge, Surrey, The British Mountain Handicap, Britain's Richest Car Race, Easter Monday, 13 April 1936. Date: 1936



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