Grand Prix Cars Thunder Through the 1939 World’s Fair

Grand Prix Racing at the 1939 World's Fair

What a sight it must have been, particularly for Stateside attendees of the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. Grand Prix cars were never a common site on American shores and the images of these racers bounding through the grounds must have been thrilling to see. Imagine the sounds that would have been echoing off of those arches as they blast through them, inches from the support columns. Makes my annual trip to the Minnesota State Fair seem positively sedate.

Grand Prix Racing at the 1939 World's FairGrand Prix Racing at the 1939 World's FairVintage Racing in 1939!

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  1. Mike Jacobsen

    Love these photos. Is hat Poison Lil under the flag–the Maser later run by George Weaver? And who is the Neubauer lookalike with the flag?

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