McKlein Motorsport Classics: Jochen Rindt – Lotus 49B Ford Cosworth

Grand Premio de Espana: In 1969 came Formula One’s first visit to the Montjuic Park circuit in Barcelona for the Spanish Grand Prix. It was Jochen Rindt in his Lotus 49B that was quickest in practice and started the race from pole. But he and his team-mate Graham Hill both had spectacular accidents during the race when, at the same place on the circuit, their large rear wings collapsed. Rindt came off worst and suffered a broken nose.

 Jochen Rindt - Lotus 49B Ford Cosworth

Motorsport Classic 2024 Calendar

The McKlein Motorsport Classic calendar evokes the great years of motor racing and rallying with names like Monza and Monaco, Spa-Francorchamps and the Safari Rally and those of drivers like John Surtees, Niki Lauda, Walter Röhrl, Bruce McLaren and Phil Hill. Every month you can embellish your wall with photographs from the 1950s to 1970s featuring scenes and portraits from the McKlein database. You can choose one of two photographs each month, or swap them during the month. Watch Hans-Joachim Stuck operating as a Formula One lawnmower on the Österreichring, or Shelby Cobras in Sicily, the rapid Mercedes car transporter, the “Blue Wonder”, as well as marvelling at the 1959 helmet fashion at the Avus GP in Berlin.

This unique wall decoration shows sports cars and formula racers as well as legendary rally cars and touring cars, in short, practically the whole range of motorsport from the middle of the Twentieth Century. As always, there is a mini-story about each picture, and there are a total of twenty-five photographs in an attractive format of sixty-seven by forty-eight centimetres.

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