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1956a LANCIA FERARI D50 & MASERATI 250F, NURBURGRING, signed DAVID PIPER 1
MotorsportMemorabilia 1956 Grand Prix commemorative cover signed DAVID PIPER

In a race that decided the World Championship, Juan Manuel Fangio led from start to finish in the Lancia Ferrari D50, appropriately sporting 'No 1'. Stirling Moss fought hard to keep in touch, driving the Maserati 250F, taking second place in the race and in the drivers championship. This most attractive envelope portrays the two red Italian cars against the green country section of the Nurburgring, complimented by the Fangio D50 stamp label and cachet.

The first special is signed by DAVID PIPER who raced in two Formula 1 GPs in 1959 & 60, driving a privately entered Lotus-Climax 16. He began competitive racing in sprints and hill-climbs before racing Lotus cars in both F1 and F2, achieving 16 race wins in the 1955-60 period. In 1961 he teamed up with Jo Siffert to race Formula Junior on the Continent winning at Dresden, East Germany. Between 1962 and 1970, Piper raced his Ferrari and Porsche sports cars all over the world, achieving a further 19 wins. He was particularly successful in South Africa, winning the Kyalami 9-hour race on 5 occasions in Ferrari and once in a Porsche; he also won the 1966 Paris 1000 Kms Race (Ferrari). He took part in the Steve McQueen film 'Le Mans' and was badly injured during the filming.