29 August 1999
ALFREDO DE LA MARIA
1937 Donington Grand Prix - An original painting depicting the heroic battle between Bernd Rosemeyer in the Auto Union and Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz where they both have to take evasive action to avoid Jean Pierre Wimille's Bugatti which has just spun. Rosemeyer was victorious in this last race of the 1937 season.
Oil and mixed media on canvas. 46 x 54ins.
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