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Whitney Straight (1912-1979)-caricature

As a Cambridge student Whitney Straight started racing in 1932 with a Maserati. In 1933 he had a successful year winning at Brooklands and decided to create his own Grand Prix team. During the 1934 season Team Whitney Straight entered their white and blue painted Maserati 8CM cars in the major GP races.

These caricatures were drawn by Frederick Gordon Crosby in 1935. The racing drivers shown were well-known to the British racing enthusiasts of that era, particularly due to their performances at the Brooklands track and major events on the continent.


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