Category: | Historic
Here we are proud to tell the story of the boy from Worcestershire, who through his association with his fathers garage and transport business developed an obsession for cars, lorries and boats. It was to take him from driving his fathers lorries by the time he was 8 years old to crashing the vicars car when he was 12 and ultimately to the very pinnacle of motorsport. Selflessly giving away his car and his chance to become Britains first world champion in F1 to team mate Fangio in 1956 ensured he would remain forever Ferraris favourite driver. He lived a Boys Own life of daring, romance, dazzling success and ultimately tragedy.
Created by tapping into the love and affection of the local people who grew up with Peter, those who worked in the family garage or shared his journey in the world of motorsport, including Peters wife Louise, the museum houses a collection of memorabilia, photographs and anecdotes which tells both the personal and professional story of Peters life.
I hope the photographs here can convey a little of the passion, painstaking research, detail and admiration that acts as a tribute to true sporting great, recently remembered in the motion picture Race To Immortality. It is not my intention to keep the collection, this is window dressing to to move it on to a new permanent home.
The shed replaced an earlier tin shack on the same footprint that literally fell down in the winter of 2015. The ground was levelled and a new concrete raft poured, on to which a brick base was built. On to this the structure was built, fronted in feather edged board. A window and door were added and the interior finished with plasterboard which was plastered out and painted to finish with a wood effect floor and electrics.
Year first entered 2019
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