Hawthorn’s ca­reer to be cel­e­brated with Race Retro dis­play

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British World cham­pion Mike Hawthorn will be cel­e­brated at Race Retro at the end of Fe­bru­ary with a dis­play of cars and arte­facts from his rac­ing ca­reer.

Hawthorn’s ca­reer will be marked in the show’s Hall of Fame by the 1955 Le Man­swin­ning Jaguar D-type, now owned by Nigel Webb, and a Lo­tus 11 along with a unique col­lec­tion of per­sonal rac­ing mem­o­ra­bilia, in­clud­ing a se­lec­tion of tro­phies and a steer­ing wheel from one of his For­mula 1 Fer­raris.

Af­ter win­ning the 1958 World Cham­pi­onship, Hawthorn an­nounced his re­tire­ment from rac­ing but died in a road ac­ci­dent on Jan­uary 22, 1959, when his Jaguar saloon crashed on the Hog’s Back near Guild­ford.

Hawthorn’s great­est ma­chines

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