Dick Wharton / Alfa Romeo 308 (1940)
During the Grand Prix that happened in Alexandria Bay (New York). The 308 was built in 1938 for the 3 liter class, with power output ranging from around 220 to 300bhp.
Welcome to 1937, Donnington.
Bernd Rosemeyer, winner of the 1937 edition of the Donnington Grand Prix, celebrates his victory behind the wheel of the incredibly fast Auto Union Type C, with a lot of smoke.
Packard Four (1911)
Packard introduced several new bodies to its lineup during the 1911/1912 years. These were very interesting design exercises which also slowly defined what we know today as the typical car.
Artwork depicting the 1909 Indianapolis Speedway opening: the Free for All Remy Brassard Race.
Painted by Peter Helck, and shared with us via the Old Motor.
This is Tazio Nuvolari, running in the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 at the 1932 Monaco Grand Prix.
…and even more vintage gas stations!
A few vintage gas stations, for your own pleasure.
Apparently, the first gas station ever built (as we know them today) was built in Wiesloch (Germany) in 1888. Only a few years later (1905) the USA would get their own gas station, in St. Louis (Missouri).
There’s something so incredibly satisfying about vintage gas stations. Can you smell the gasoline already?
Auto Union Type C during the 1937 Monaco Grand Prix.
Model J Duesenberg and Dorothy Sebastian, in 1929.
There’s a great article on the Model J at the Old Motor, go take a look!
Presenting you the Good Vintage Valves, as this event took place in 1914.
This is the French Grand Prix (Lyon), and try to rewind your brain to an era when “Grand Prix” didn’t even make any sense as a combination of words related to racing — mostly because racing didn’t make that much sense to everybody.
Still, apparently almost 300 thousand people watch Peugeot battling Mercedes for more than 700km. The chap with the stunning moustache is Christian Lautenschlager, winner of this event, possibly due to the aerodynamics of his facial hair.