MotorsportMemorabilia 1953 Grand Prix commemorative cover signed Eric THOMPSON
The fourth cover in the series depicts Alberto Ascari winning the Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten, on the 23 August 1953, driving the invincible Ferrari 500; his team mate, Giuseppe Farina, is shown in second place. Mike Hawthorn (not shown) also in a Ferrari, came third, giving the Company a clean sweep. Alfa Romeo all 3 places on the podium. All 3 drivers have since died but we have been fortunate to obtain the signature of 3 drivers who raced in the early 50s.
An additional extra special version was produced and is signed by JAQUES SWATERS who was one of the founders of Ecurie Belgique in 1950. He raced a total of 7 Grand Prix between 1951 and 1954. Amongst his other achievements he raced for Jaguar in Le Mans finishing 3rd once and 4th twice. We have asked him to sign this cover as he drove the Ferrari 500 to win the 1953 F2 Avus.