The winner of the first ever Italian Grand Prix, a Ballot 3/8 LC, is one of the astonishing cars set for this year’s Concours of Elegance, which takes place in the Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace this September 6-8.
The cutting-edge French racing car, capable of 124 mph, was driven to victory at the 1921 Italian Grand Prix in Brescia by Jules Goux. The engine’s double overhead camshafts, four valves-per-cylinder and hemispherical combustion chambers were the works Ernest Henry. This preserved example was also owned by Sir Malcolm Campbell, who raced it at Brooklands in 1923. Continue reading