Carrera Takes Targa by Tim Layzell UNIQUE EXTRAS #Fever #HHF
Carrera Takes Targa by Tim Layzell UNIQUE EXTRAS. Henry Hope-Frost #Fever #HHF
This signed and numbered print, along with the signed Classic Car Show poster was gifted to Henry-Hope-Frost by Tim Layzell and is being sold to benefit Henry's wife and children following his tragic motorbike accident. Tim has offered to add a dedication of your choice or sketch to the print for the buyer, making this print unique - an amazing opportunity for a very worth cause.
ALL PROCEEDS OF THE SALE GOES DIRECTLY TO THE FAMILY. PRICE QUOTED IS MINIMUM DONATION.
The Print: Carrera takes Targa
With a lap distance of 45 miles, the Madonie circuit which played host to the Targa Florio provided an even greater test of man and machine than the mighty Nurburgring. Held on closed public roads on the island of Sicily, the Targa Florio was a mainstay of the World Sportscar Championship in its various guises through the 50s and 60s. Its status meant that sports prototypes such as the mighty Ferrari 312PB of fastest qualifiers Arturo Merzario and local hero Nino Vaccarella did battle with the twists and turns of this sinuous circuit but with a record average speed of just 80 miles per hour, agility and handling was more important than straight line speed. In 1973, when the faster prototypes dropped out through unreliability, the 911 Carrera RSR of Herbert Muller and Gijs van Lennep took outright victory.
Giclee Printed on very High quality 308 gsm art paper
44cm x 60cm image size
Limited to just 450 prints, each are signed and numbered by Tim Layzell.
Also offered is the London Classic Car Exhibition poster, signed by Tim Layzell. Please note, that due to the uniqueness of the hand finished additions to the print, please allow extra time for delivery.
Henry Hope-Frost, the freelance motor racing journalist and commentator, was tragically killed in a road accident on March 8th. These models were in the personal collection made by Henry and will now help provide some financial support for his wife and three young sons, aged three, six and 12.
Henry's family have been overwhelmed by the generosity and kind comments provided by friends, colleagues and so many more who simply enjoyed his work or were touched by the story. For everybody, it has come as no surprise that there has been such a social media storm of love for the legend that is HHF.
Henry infected everyone around him with his “incurable and debilitating fever”. His words, not ours. His love of everything fast and loud was the fuel for a magnificent career; cars were the moving parts in his turbocharged V12 of a life. Truly, Henry loved anything and everything that went like the clappers when the lights went out and didn’t stop until the chequered flag fell.
And how he turned this passion into something special. People around the world loved Henry’s infectious enthusiasm; colleagues and race fans recognised his unwavering professionalism; nobody at all could fail to be touched by his easy charm and rascal’s humour. And yet, for all of that, racing was only the second most important thing in Henry’s life. His family was what always mattered the most.
HHF, all of us would love to help make sure Charlotte and the HF Junior Team have just a little less to worry about right now...
ALL PROCEEDS OF THE SALE GOES DIRECTLY TO THE FAMILY.