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Bert Hadleys Austin7 works racer competing at Crystal Palace, London, 1939. Artist: Bill Brunell

Bert Hadleys Austin7 works racer competing at Crystal Palace, London, 1939. Artist: Bill Brunell


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Bert Hadleys Austin7 works racer competing at Crystal Palace, London, 1939. Artist: Bill Brunell

Austin Works d.o.h.c. racer. 744S cc. Event Entry No: 1. Driver: Hadley, H.L. Place: Crystal Palace Race Meeting. Date: 26.8.39

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Austin Austin 7 Austin Seven Bend Bert Bert Hadley Bromley Corner Cornering Crowds Crystal Palace Hadley Herbert Lewis Herbert Lewis Hadley Hl Hadley Motor Race Motor Racing Motor Racing Circuit Race Racing Racing Car Racing Driver Spectators Sydenham Bill Brunell Brunell Classic Car Motor Sport Vintage Car Wj Brunell


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back to the thrilling world of motor racing in 1939. The image showcases Bert Hadleys Austin7 works racer as it competes at Crystal Palace, London. Created by renowned artist Bill Brunell, this piece beautifully captures the essence of speed and excitement. The Austin Works d. o. h. c. racer, with its powerful 744S cc engine, is seen gracefully navigating a bend on the iconic Crystal Palace race circuit. The car's classic design represents the epitome of British automotive craftsmanship during that era. As we delve into this snapshot from history, we witness Herbert Lewis "Bert". Hadley skillfully maneuvering his racing machine amidst a sea of enthusiastic spectators. The crowd eagerly watches every move made by their favorite driver, creating an electrifying atmosphere at the event. Located in Sydenham, London, Crystal Palace Race Meeting was known for attracting top-tier drivers and showcasing some of the most exhilarating races in England. This particular photograph immortalizes August 26th, 1939 – a day filled with adrenaline-fueled competition and unforgettable moments. With its monochrome aesthetic and timeless appeal, this vintage print transports us to an era where motor sport was rapidly evolving. It serves as a reminder of our rich motoring heritage while paying homage to both Bert Hadley's remarkable driving skills and Bill Brunell's artistic talent.

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