Talbot Lago T26C - Body #110054

Mike Capone

Baton Rouge, United States

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Talbot-Lago was a French automobile manufacturer based in Suresnes, Hauts de Seine, outside of Paris. In 1935, after the collapse of the Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq company, an employee, Anthony Lago purchased the French operations of the company at Suresnes and formed SA Automobiles Talbot. To enhance the image of his company, he began constructing sports cars and later, race cars. After World War II, Lago Talbot resumed racing with the pre-war cars.
In 1948/49 two works Lago Talbot T26Cs (#110053 and #110054) were constructed. # 110054 was extensively campaigned during the 1949/50 seasons by Girard-Cabantous, Etancelin, Chaboud, and Rosier.
In 1950, whilst #110054 was in Rafaela, Argentina, for the Christmas Day 500 mile race (one of two works entries, driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Froilan Gonzalez), the Lago Talbot company went into receivership.

During intervening years #110054 has been restored several times and currently tours various classic car shows.
Nikon D700 w/Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens
ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec., Aperture Priority mode
Downloaded in Aperture 3
Processed in Aperture 3, Photoshop Elements 8, Topaz Remask 3

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