In the late 1950s the CSI (forerunner of the FIA) made a series of regulation changes with the joint aim of slowing the cars and improving competition. Sound familiar? One outcome of this was that manufacturers, organisers and drivers took an increasing interest in racing for production GT cars which were readily available, cheap to develop and a marketing man's dream. This led to some close racing and the development of some of the most iconic cars ever seen. Here, in the 1961 TT at Goodwood, Jim Clark's Essex Racing Team owned Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato leads the Rob Walker Ferrari 250 GT SWB of Stirling Moss and the sister, Maranello Concessionaires entered car of Mike Parkes. Moss won from Parkes, while Clark finished 4th. Moss and Clark need no introduction but Mike Parkes was a very quick driver who enjoyed success in sports cars before being given an opportunity in Formula 1 by Ferrari mid-way through 1966. He finished second at the French and Italian GPs before winning the non-Championship International Trophy and Syracuse GP in early 1967 before an accident at Spa left him with career ending injuries.
Sized 40" x 30"