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7th June 1931, Irish Grand Prix at Phoenix Park, Dublin, Sir Henry Birkin, right, with mechanic Gaboardi Allessandro, after winning the Grand Prix with an average speed of 88.8mph

The baronet behind the Bentley 'Blower'

June Irish Grand Prix at Phoenix Park, Dublin, Sir Henry Birkin.

Political activist Maud Gonne (1865 - 1953) comforts Mrs Wheelan after the killing of political prisoners in Dublin.

Political activist Maud Gonne - comforts Mrs Wheelan after the killing of political prisoners in Dublin.

Alberto Ascari Campione nel 1952 53, Juan Manuel Fangio Campione nel 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957 e Giuseppe Farina Campione nel 1950

Alberto Ascari,Juan Manuel Fangio y Giuseppe Farina campeonatos del Mundo)

George Eyston-Tim Birkin

George Eyston-Tim Birkin

1930 Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin  Le Mans

Here is Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin working on his blower on race day. Sir Henry Team Bentley who entered Bentley Speed Six models with Bentley engines .

Jean-Pierre Wimille winner at 1936 Grand Prix de Deauville.jpg

Jean-Pierre Wimille winner at 1936 Grand Prix de Deauville.

Bentley Boys Sir Tim Birkiin & Wollf Barnato

Reported as Birkin and Barnato with Bentley after Le Mans.

Countessmarkieviczandchildren - Constance Markievicz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Life of Maeve de Markievicz daughter of Constance Gore-Booth and Casimir Markievicz, from Sligo's history, heritage and folklore specialist Joe McGowan in Sligo Ireland

Doreen Evans. Raced for the first time at Brooklands in 1933. Later became MG Works driver and raced at Brooklands and Le Mans in 1935.

Doreen Evans, British racing driver, who was an MG works driver and competed at Le Mans at which five other female drivers also raced

The day Michael Collins was buried - Major General Emmet Dalton second from right

Funeral of Michael Collins, in Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin, Some people attended his funeral, almost one fifth of the country's population at that time.

Tomboy Style: Photo of Doreen Evans at Brooklands in 1936 via Flashbak (found via the Hand-Eye Supply blog).

Doreen Evans was born into a motoring family in Doreen raced at Brooklands from the age of 17 and probably one of the youngest women ever to drive on the Brooklands oval.

Wimille

René Dreyfus French Grand Prix racing driver of Maseratis, Ferraris, Delahayes, and Bugattis during the and

Phil Hill 1961

Today, we mourn Phil Hill. Read about America's First Formula 1 World Champion and Grand Prix legend Phil Hill featured in our November 2008 issue of Automobile Magazine.

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