Bill de Selincourt archive

I came across this archive of motor racing and personal photos at an auction in Suffolk. Bill de Selincourt (1921-1994) was an active sports car racing driver in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He also returned for some more racing in the 1970s. The pictures that I have are from his earlier period. They show Bill racing and also relaxing.

Many of them must have been taken by Bill himself, others of Bill racing by his wife Mary. There are pictures of Grand Prix of the early 1960s in Belgium, Monaco, and Monza. Also pictures of Bill in action at Goodwood, Aintree, Brands Hatch and Oulton Park.

British Sports car racing driver Bill de Selincourt, R William de Selincourt, 1921-2014 portrait 1961

I must own up to an almost complete lack of knowledge of motors sports so it has taken me quite a time to do the research necessary to complete all captions. I am extremely grateful to those on the Alamy forum and Autosports forum who have helped fill in the gaps and spot errors. There may still be some mistakes so please do let me know.

I am delighted to be able to publish these historic pictures on my website and to make them available to publishers, archivists and enthusiasts.

Bill de Selincourt, Whitsun Sports car race 3 June 1963, First place winner, Lotus Climax car on start line, Goodwood, England, UK

Ferrari Formula One team in paddock with sharknose Ferrari 156 F1 cars, Ferraris, Monza Grand Prix, Italy 1961 thought to be Baghetti chatting with a mechanic right side

The gallery of around 90 images is on my homepage at Geography Photos

Images for personal use ( and for publication) are available inexpensively at Alamy:

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