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Racer Collection

Background imageRacer Collection: Poster, See Phillips First

Poster, See Phillips First -- a wonderful range of sports machines, ask here for free illustrated catalogue. Date: circa 1939

Background imageRacer Collection: Sir Malcolm Campbell in the cockpit of Bluebird, 1935

Sir Malcolm Campbell in the cockpit of Bluebird, 1935
Photographic portrait of Sir Malcolm Campbell (1885-1948), the English car and speedboat racer, pictured in the cockpit of Bluebird after one of his record breaking runs on the Utah Salt Flats in

Background imageRacer Collection: Grand racer Kingston, by Spendthrift: dam imp. Kapanga, by V

Grand racer Kingston, by Spendthrift: dam imp. Kapanga, by Victorious, 2nd dam Kapunda, by Stockwell. Date c1891

Background imageRacer Collection: Long Beach, California, USA - The Pike Amusement Park

Long Beach, California, USA - The Pike Amusement Park
Long Beach, California, USA (with Warships on the horizon). The Pike in was a seaside amusement park on a pier and famous for its signature attraction the Cyclone Racer (pictured). Date: circa 1930s

Background imageRacer Collection: Curtiss CR-3

Curtiss CR-3
Curtiss Cr-3 Number 4 Parked at the 1923 Schneider Trophy Air Race at Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK Date: 1923

Background imageRacer Collection: Start of Lewes motorcycle speed trial

Start of Lewes motorcycle speed trial
Crowds gather around a racetrack in Lewes, Sussex as man on a motorcycle prepares to be pushed off to begin the race, under a start banner indicating the sponsor, Dunlop

Background imageRacer Collection: Athletics. Race. Early twentieth century. Engraving

Athletics. Race. Early twentieth century. Engraving

Background imageRacer Collection: Young girl in model racing car

Young girl in model racing car
A happy young girl sits in a beautifully-made model of a vintage racing car

Background imageRacer Collection: Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3, a Le Mans 24 Hour racer from 1970. Date: circa 1990

Background imageRacer Collection: Alfa Romeo Tipo 512

Alfa Romeo Tipo 512 Grand Prix racer Date: circa 1990

Background imageRacer Collection: Bentley Racer XU 7521

Bentley Racer XU 7521. Mr Morten with his wife and their veteran Bentley racer after completion of the 1952 London-Stuttgart rally, on 12 May 1952 Date: 1952

Background imageRacer Collection: Ohm & Stoppelbein Special N6H

Ohm & Stoppelbein Special N6H, race no 15, midget racer. Designed and built by Richard Ohm and Gordon Stoppelbein at McLean VA, the Special was powered by an 85hp Continental C85. Date: circa 1950

Background imageRacer Collection: Doug Pinkerton, high wheeler -2

Doug Pinkerton, high wheeler -2
Champion racing cyclist Doug Pinkerton racing his high-wheel, or penny farthing bicycle. First published The Sunday Correspondent Date: 1990

Background imageRacer Collection: Doug Pinkerton, high wheeler -1

Doug Pinkerton, high wheeler -1
Champion racing cyclist Doug Pinkerton racing his high-wheel, or penny farthing bicycle. First published The Sunday Correspondent Date: 1990

Background imageRacer Collection: Curtiss Model 23 R-6 Racer P. 278 A. S. 68564

Curtiss Model 23 R-6 Racer P. 278 A. S. 68564
Curtiss Model 23 R-6 Racer P.278 A.S.68564 Date: 1920s

Background imageRacer Collection: Percival P-6 Mew Gull E2H

Percival P-6 Mew Gull E2H
Alex Henshaw with His Record-Breaking Percival Mew Gull at Gravesend, Kent, UK - He Was the Winner of the 1938 King's Cup Air Race at an Average Speed of 236.25 M.P.H

Background imageRacer Collection: Jimmy Michaels, Cyclist

Jimmy Michaels, Cyclist
Bicycling, Jimmy Micheals, Interviewed by Bob Davis. Portrait of Welsh bicycle racer Jimmy Micheals posed on his bike, held steady by another man on the track at Manhattan Beach

Background imageRacer Collection: Bentley Special racer

Bentley Special racer Date: circa 1960

Background imageRacer Collection: Curtiss Model 42 R3C-1

Curtiss Model 42 R3C-1
United States Navy & Army - Curtiss Model 42 R3C-1, a racer for the 1925 season. Three were built for the Navy and Army all flown as R3C-1s with Navy serial numbers

Background imageRacer Collection: Frank Longman Motorbike Racing

Frank Longman Motorbike Racing
Frank Longman (d. 1933) competing in the Lightweight Tourist Trophy (TT) Race on the Isle of Man. The photograph was taken shortly before he suffered a fatal crash. Date: 1933

Background imageRacer Collection: Whitney Straight

Whitney Straight (1912-1979) was an American born racing driver, aviator and businessman. He went on to develop the Miles Whitney Straight aircraft. Date: 1933

Background imageRacer Collection: Malcolm Campbell Caricature

Malcolm Campbell Caricature
An Edward Hynes caricature of the champion motor driver and land speed record breaker Sir Malcolm Campbell (1885-1948). Date: 1933

Background imageRacer Collection: Brooklands Race

Brooklands Race
Scenes from the British Thousand Miles Race at Brooklands. The wreckage of an M.G. Midget driven by H. Leeson, who died in the accident. And female winners T. H. Wisdom and Joan Richmond. Date: 1932

Background imageRacer Collection: Motoring and Aviation Record Breakers

Motoring and Aviation Record Breakers
Sir Henry Tim Birkin (1896-1933) and Dorothy Paget (1905-1960) showing off their Bentley. And James Allan Jim Mollison (1905-1959)

Background imageRacer Collection: On 7th September 1929, Flying Officer Henry Richard Danvers Waghorn

On 7th September 1929, Flying Officer Henry Richard Danvers Waghorn, a pilot with the Royal Air Force High-Speed Flight based at RAF Calshot, flew a Supermarine S.6, N247

Background imageRacer Collection: Helene Dutrieu

Helene Dutrieu
Hlne Dutrieu (1877 - 1961), Belgian world champion cyclist, automobile racer, stunt driver, cyclist and motorcyclist and pioneer aviator

Background imageRacer Collection: English gentleman and ladies announced before dinner

English gentleman and ladies announced before dinner in a grand house, 19th century. Mr Sponge in blue coat and white waistcoat, Amelia Jawleyford in blue satin

Background imageRacer Collection: Young lad with a magnificent wooden toy car

Young lad with a magnificent wooden toy car
Raymond, Aunt Bettys brother happily sat behind the wheel of his magnificent wooden toy car (possibly a pedal car). There is a mascot on the front of the bonnet in the form of a cat - a tin

Background imageRacer Collection: Miss Dorothy Levitt - racing car driver

Miss Dorothy Levitt - racing car driver
Miss Dorothy Levitt, the first Englishwomen to drive a racing car, at the wheel of 100hp Napier racer, Blackpool Race Meeting. Date: 1905

Background imageRacer Collection: 1932 Gee Bee Model R Racer Aircraft

1932 Gee Bee Model R Racer Aircraft - in which Mr James Doolittle won the Thompson Trophy at a speed of 252.6 mph - built by Messrs

Background imageRacer Collection: Bob Burnam in Ohio Racer

Bob Burnam in Ohio Racer
Bob Burnam, crowned Speed King of the World, in his Ohio Racer. 1912

Background imageRacer Collection: H鬨ne Dutrieu Helene Dutrieu

H鬨ne Dutrieu Helene Dutrieu
HÚ¼¿ne Dutrieu (1877- 1961), Belgian cycling world champion, stunt cyclist, stunt motorcyclist, automobile racer, stunt driver, pioneer aviator, wartime ambulance driver

Background imageRacer Collection: Frank Lockhart at the wheel of the Black Hawk Stutz

Frank Lockhart at the wheel of the Black Hawk Stutz which he designed. 20th century

Background imageRacer Collection: Race drivers Charron, Girardot, Farman, Fournier, De Kruyff

Race drivers Charron, Girardot, Farman, Fournier, De Kruyff
Early Motor Car Racing, portraits of drivers - 1 Charron, 2 Girardot, 3 Farman, 4 Fournier, 5 De Kruyff

Background imageRacer Collection: Clara Grace

Clara Grace, accomplished English woman cyclist and record holder, having ridden from London to Coventry in 6 hours, 56 minutes and 49 seconds. Date: 1895

Background imageRacer Collection: Thomas-Morse MB-7 - R-5 AS64374

Thomas-Morse MB-7 - R-5 AS64374
Thomas-Morse MB-7 / R-5 AS64374, racing number 7. The Thomas-Morse MB-7 was a United States Navy racer, converted from a United States Amy Air Service MB-3

Background imageRacer Collection: United States Navy - Wright NW-1 - A-6543

United States Navy - Wright NW-1 - A-6543
United States Navy - Wright NW-1 A-6543, Pulitzer racer with 650hp Packard T-2. Date: circa 1922

Background imageRacer Collection: Breese 5 - NC914 - Aloha

Breese 5 - NC914 - Aloha
Breese 5 NC914 (msn 3) Aloha, a Dole racer entered by Jack Northrop and flown by Martin Jensen. The Dole Air Race, also known as the Dole Derby, was an air race across the Pacific Ocean from Oakland

Background imageRacer Collection: Comic postcard - Two Street Urchins with their soapbox racer

Comic postcard - Two Street Urchins with their soapbox racer
Comic postcard - She ain t exactly a Rolls Royce, but she rolls fine don t she? 1934

Background imageRacer Collection: Albert, Duke of York - Motorcycle Meeting at Brooklands

Albert, Duke of York - Motorcycle Meeting at Brooklands
Prince Albert, Duke of York (future King George VI) (1895-1952) - Motorcycle Meeting at Brooklands in aid of the Middlesex Hospital and the Industrial Welfare Society in late May 1921

Background imageRacer Collection: Frederick William Freddie Dixon - English motorcycle racer

Frederick William Freddie Dixon - English motorcycle racer
Date: 1935

Background imageRacer Collection: Motor racing Silverstone, England

Motor racing Silverstone, England
Peter Walker in a BRM P15 V16 finished 7th in British GP, Silverstone, England 14 July 1951. Date: 1951

Background imageRacer Collection: Foss Special Racer N68732

Foss Special Racer N68732, race no 94, midget racer. Powered by the ubiquitous 85hp Continental C85, the Foss Special, also known as Ginny

Background imageRacer Collection: Nimmo Special Racer N24C

Nimmo Special Racer N24C, race no 39, midget racer, also known as Argander Special (written on the engine cowling). The Special was powered by an 85hp Continental C85

Background imageRacer Collection: Cassutt Racer IIIM - G-BPVO

Cassutt Racer IIIM - G-BPVO

Background imageRacer Collection: Penny-farthing rider

Penny-farthing rider
Nicholas Bromage, champion penny-farthing rider, Wolverhampton Date: 1987

Background imageRacer Collection: Messerschmitt Me-209V-1

Messerschmitt Me-209V-1
The only Example of the Type - Messerschmitt Me-209V-1 Prototype World Speed Record Holder Which Test-Pilot Fritz Wendel Flew to a New World Speed Record of Almost 756 Km/H (469 Mph)

Background imageRacer Collection: Supermarine S-6B

Supermarine S-6B with Rolls-Royce R Piston Aero-Engine During Production Date: 1931



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