This is a little more than your usual, supermarket parking lot fender bender. It took place at the Japanese Grand Prix in 1977 and involved Gilles Villeneuve’s Ferrari and Ronnie Peterson’s Tyrrell P34 on lap #5, tragically some debris from the accident killed a marshal and a photographer, who had both been standing in a prohibited area of the track.
The CB750 was originally built to fulfill the requests of US and European Honda dealers who saw the potential for a larger capacity motorcycle to take on the likes of Harley-Davidson, Norton and Triumph.
This colour photograph from October 1942 looks like it was taken yesterday, its official title is “Workers installing fixtures and assemblies in the tail section of a B-17F bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach, California.”
Finding interesting and affordable pieces of history like this cigar box is a specialty of Bonhams, the upcoming Entertainment Memorabilia Auction is literally full of sub-$1,000 gems like this one – an Alfred Hitchcock cigar box signed and sent by the director to his friends in Britain during WWII. Its value has been estimated at $400 to…