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TARGA FLORIO / 6TH MAY 1928
Here we see the legendary Eliska (Madame) Junek waiting as her pit team works on her Bugatti Type 35B.
Eliska’s male counterparts didn’t think she was physically strong enough to be taken as a serious competitor. What they didn’t count on, however, was that what she was missing in muscles, she more than made up for with brains. Before the race she walked the entire 108 kilometer (67 mile) course and mapped out every detail. This intelligence helped her gain the lead position during the second lap of the race. She ended up placing fifth, due to engine trouble, but still beat 25 other world-class male drivers to the finishing line.
Madame Junek unfortunately left the world of racing after her husband was tragically killed on the Nürburgring during the 1928 German Grand Prix only two months later.
On an ominously wet track, Hermann Lang passes the burning wreckage of Mercedes-Benz teammate Richard Seaman’s car. With severe burns covering his entire torso and head, Seaman was rushed to the hospital. Surrounded by friends, family and teammates, the well-liked English gentleman explained the crash as being his own fault. Soon after, he died. Seaman was known as England’s best driver. His death was probably the last time, until after the war, Germany and Britain mourned a shared tragedy. Lang won the race. Seaman lost his life.
TOUR DE FRANCE AUTOMOBILE / 11-20TH SEPTEMBER 1964
In a race that covered the whole of France—a road section of 6000 kilometers, 9 hill climbs, and 10.5 hours of racing on every famous circuit in the country—two Belgians took home gold for the Italians in a Ferrari.
Here we see the winning team of Lucien Bianchi and Georges Berger in their silver and yellow 250 GTO, fight for position over Claude Dubois and Marquis Philippe de Montaigu, somewhere in the French countryside