“The Wizard” Takes A Spin
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“The Wizard” Takes A Spin

1930. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, “Wide World Photos” press label with typed title, caption and date “12.26.30”, and “Ref. Dept.” stamp with date “Jan 3, 1931” verso, 19.6 x 24.4cm. Crinkles, minor stains, slight tears to lower edge.

Label reads “London, Eng. Photo shows ‘Wizard’ Smith, the young Australian, and Don Harkness in the 1,450 horsepower car ‘Anzac’ making a trial run in their racer on Ninety-mile Beach, New Zealand. They will attempt to break the world’s speed record there in the near future and the beach will probably be the scene between Smith and Malcolm Campbell, British driver for the speed honor. 12-26-30.”

Norman Leslie “Wizard” Smith (1890-1958), was an Australian racing motorist who, in 1932, set an official world speed record of 164.084 miles (264.06km) per hour. Ref: ADB.

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Item #CL187-126

Price (AUD): $990.00  Other currencies

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