1950a ALFA ROMEO 158s SILVERSTONE F1 cover signed GEOFFREY CROSSLEY
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MotorsportMemorabilia 1950 Grand Prix commemorative cover signed Geoffrey Crossley
This cover depicts Giuseppe Farina winning the inaugural Grand Prix at Silverstone, on the 13 May 1950, driving the unbeatable Alfa Romeo 158. His team mates Luigi Fagioli and Reg Parnell are also shown following coming second and third, giving Alfa Romeo all 3 places on the podium.
This version is signed by GEOFFREY CROSSLEY who had his first race, in his own Alta, at the 1949 Belgian GP at Spa-Francorchamps where he earned a commendable 7th place.
He continued to race the Alfa the following year and is one of a just 4 surviving drivers who took part in the inaugural F1 World Championship GP at Silverstone. He was performing fairly well in the race until a combination of events resulted in transmission failure and he was forced to retire on lap 43 out of 70. His participation in the event has brought him back into the spotlight, with his appearance in numerous motor sport articles concerning the 50th anniversary of Formula 1.