MotorsportMemorabilia 1952 Grand Prix commemorative cover signed Robin Montgomerie Charrington
From 1950 to 1960, the Indianapolis 500 race was included for points within the Formula 1 World Championship; to commemorate the race we have included it in our series as the 1952 cover. We wanted to include Alberto Ascari as he was the World Champion that year, whilst providing a variation from the all conquering Ferrari 500 that won 14 races in 1952/53. Skilfully, Ross Wardle has depicted Troy Ruttman in his Offenhauser engined Kuzma, passing Alberto Ascari's modified Ferrari 375, prior to the Italian's retirement after 40 laps. Ruttman won the race, 4 mins clear of any opposition. Ascari won the last 6 races of the season in the Ferrari 500 to take his first World Championship title.
Special cover number two is signed by ROBIN MONTGOMERIE CHARRINGTON who was an enthusiastic amateur racer who started in Formula 3 driving 1100cc Jap-engined Coopers. Along with one of his fellow F3 competitors, and with American backing, he was involved in the Aston-Butterworth project. The car was raced in the 1952 Belgian GP, retiring on lap 15 out of 22. His best result was 3rd place in the 1952 Grand Prix de la Frontieres at Chimay, achieved despite running out of fuel on the last lap. Robin Montgomerie Charington is aged 86 and not in the best of health; therefore, he has had difficulty in providing signatures.