You were there: 1950s road racing

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Born in Northern Ireland, Neville Armstrong attended many Dundrod races in the era of Moss and Hawthorn. These are just some of his excellent photos…

Stirling Moss sits in a Jaguar C-type at Dundrod in 1953

Happy to advise, Stirling Moss tries the private C-type Jaguar Joe Kelly and Jack Fairman would race to fifth in the ’53 TT

Talbot T26 unloaded t the 1952 Ulster Trophy

Philippe Etancelin’s Talbot T26 is eased down from its lorry for the 1952 Ulster Trophy.

Mike Hawthorn in Cooper Bristol at Dundrod 1952

Mike Hawthorn won the supporting handicap event in his Cooper-Bristol

Mike Hawthorn in Ferrari at Dundrod

Hawthorn’s impressive drives in his Cooper in ’52 earned him a Ferrari seat the next year. It’s rare to see colour images from this era

Stirling Moss creates a dust cloud with his Sunbeam on the 1952 Alpine Rally

Neville also watched Stirling Moss tackle the 1952 Alpine Rally in a Sunbeam, here on the Col d’Izoard

Alfa Romeo of Giuseppe Farina at Dundrod

Farina’s pitstop in the thirsty Alfetta in the 1951 race let Parnell’s Thinwall Spl past – but briefly

David Murray in Maserati CLT at Dundrod

Scotsman David Murray looks slightly uncomfortable in his privateer Maserati CLT in the ’51 race. Note BRG helmet to match his car

Louis Chiron drives an OSCA in the 1953 Ulster Trophy

Farina’s pitstop in the thirsty Alfetta in the 1951 race let Parnell’s Thinwall Spl past – but briefly

Driving the works OSCA, the Maserati brothers’ return to grands prix after selling their company, Louis Chiron scored fifth in the ’53 Ulster Trophy