Race To The Death
24 Hours Le Mans, France / 11-12 June 1955
The worst disaster in motorsport history. That’s how the 1955 Le Mans 24-hour race will always be recalled.
Not many will remember Mike Hawthorn’s skillful driving that day; only the sudden manoeuvre that led to the cause of the crash. Few will remember the victory being the Jaguar D-Type’s first big win; only that the race prompted Mercedes-Benz to retire from motor racing until 1989. And no-one will remember the many moments of brilliance around the circuit in those 24 hours; only the scores of lives lost.
The disaster stunned the world and led to some countries banning motor racing altogether – the crash was directly in front of a densely packed crowd protected by nothing more than a few hay bales. Our artwork depicts Hawthorn’s winning number-6 D-Type powering towards the stretch of track where it all went wrong…
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Artwork available in Medium (110x47cm, limited edition of 25) and Large (220x94cm, limited edition of 5). Every artwork is signed, numbered and comes with a certificate and silver plaque to guarantee its authenticity.
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