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1951b Spanish Fangio F1 Cover signed BBC commentator RAYMOND BAXTER 1
MotorsportMemorabilia 1951 Grand Prix commemorative cover signed Raymond Baxter

Juan Manuel Fangio (No 22) in the Alfa Romeo 159, leads his fellow countryman Froilan Gonzalez in the Ferrari 375 (No 6) to win the race and the 1951 World Championship. The cover confirms the continued success of Alfa Romeo in 1951 but with stiffer competition from Ferrari. Juan Manuel Fangio drove the Alfa Romeo 159 to 2 victories and a shared win with team mate Luigi Fagioli; a further win was achieved by Giuseppe Farina.

RAYMOND BAXTER, the famous commentator, has signed the second special despite recovering from a serious operation. He joined the RAF in 1940, flying Spitfires during WWII. He entered Forces Broadcasting in Cairo, still as a serving officer. After the war, he became civilian Deputy Director of the British Forces Network of the BBC, before joining the Outside Broadcast Department where he worked until 1966. He became the Director of Motoring Publicity for the British Motor Company (BMC) 1967-1968. As an author, he has published books with James Burke and Michael Latham on "Tomorrow's World" and written articles and reports on motoring and aviation subjects. His distinctive voice is renown world-wide for his commentaries on aviation and motor sport.