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04 March 2020

Legendary Race Cars

Monaco: Legendary Race Cars, 4 March 2020. Images from eBay and Offices des Timbres.

€1.16 Cooper Climax T53

Technical Specifications:

Design: Fabrice MONACI
Printing process: Offset
Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 30 mm horizontal
Quantity of issue: 40 000 stamps
Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations

With a rear engine and five-speed gearbox, the Cooper Climax T53 is a single-seater vehicle that competed in Formula 1 and Formula 2 from 1960 to 1963, enabling its team, the Cooper Car Company, to win the constructors’ world championship in 1960, and Jack Brabham to become world champion that same year.

€1.40 McLaren M23

Technical Specifications:

Design: Fabrice MONACI
Printing process: Offset
Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 30 mm horizontal
Quantity of issue: 40 000 stamps
Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations

The McLaren M23’s longevity is impressive. The vehicle competed in Formula 1 racing seasons from 1973 to 1977, enabling the Marlboro Team Texaco to secure the constructors’ world championship title in 1974. Emerson Fittipaldi became world champion in 1974 behind the wheel of a McLaren M23 and in 1976, it was James Hunt’s turn to be crowned champion after a season marked by the horrific accident suffered by Niki Lauda, who finished second, just one point behind the Brit.

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