Sound of Speed, Original US Movie Poster 1962, Scarab
The Sound of Speed -
Little known, apart from by the cognoscenti, this documentary by Bruce Kessler tracks the story of Lance Reventlow and his Scarab sports and formula cars.
Reventlow was born Lawrence Graf von Haugwitz-Hardenberg-Reventlow to Woolworth heiress, Barbara Hutton. He was step-son to Cary Grant, and one of the last people to speak to James Dean before Dean was killed in Salinas, on his way to a race meeting.
Reventlow's racing career started in European F2, driving Coopers.
He then developed the Chevy engined Scarab sports car which went on to great success in the USA.
His later F1 car, featured on this poster met with little success, being front engined when the competition was switching to rear.
Reventlow died in a flying accident, aged 32, in 1976.
The car in this hellish rare poster is now in the hands of Mr. Julian Bronson, Gentleman Historic Racer, and is being campaigned with considerable success.
This poster is the rarest of the rare, and is in lovely condition.
A remarkable find.
Origin: USA 1962 Size: 41 x 27 in / 104 x 69 cm Condition: Excellent