Vanwall Modeller’s Guide
Model makers have a bit of a reputation for being fastidious about the details. Ostensibly, this illustration by R. Pawlowicz for Modelarz magazine is meant to simply guide a model-maker in their own reproduction of a ’56—’59 Vanwall GP car like the one Tony Brooks piloted in the 1958 Monaco. But just look at the inset detail illustrations of the De Dion axle, the mirrors, or the scoops and vents. Any one of these could be hung on their own as a piece of art worthy of any garage. The more typical modellers guide of a simple front, top, and rear view is pitifully bare by comparison.
It’s hard to imagine that any model built from this guide could be a greater work of art than this series of illustrations.
One of my favorite “period” GP cars. Finally got to see in the “flesh” several years ago at Donington Park Museum near Derby. Impressive big car in the real British Racing Green made my heart beat faster!