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Ward R

Year working: Working 1940’s – 50’s

Paintings for motoring postcards for publisher Photochrom Co. Ltd. of Tunbridge Wells. Work is similar but not as good as Groves. Subjects include Raymond Mays and his "D" Type ERA, Bob Gerard with his B/C Type ERA, Reg Parnell and his Maserati, Type 158 Grand Prix Alfa-Romeo and 4.5 Litre unsupercharged Lago-Talbot. Also illustrated MG TD Sales Brochure NEL 158(B) in 1958. Recently noted is a 1951 MG factory poster for record breaker car, this has the initial R above WARD.

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Raymond Mays ERA R4D winning Shelsley Walsh 1948 Image courtesy of H&H Sales Ltd

Postcard of the Raymond Mays image

MG TD sales poster

Postcard of Veritas sports car

MG factory poster for 1951 record attempt.

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