The Brooklands race track in England was the world's first purpose-built motor race track when it opened in 1907; concerns over the British car industry falling behind France if it couldn't test its vehicles at speed pushed its development (and spurred the building of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.). Brooklands closed in 1939 ahead of World War II; war damage and the use of the site for aviation meant racing never returned. Yet photographer Gorder Calder was able to envision how one of the Brookland's most famous racers — Lord Howe and his Bugatti Type T59 — would look on the remnants of the track today.
As Calder states:
The car is not in the absolutely correct position, but it's as close as I could get as a lot of the track has disappeared to make way for new construction, or is inaccessible. I wanted to take my picture from the top of the banking but it is steeper than it looks from the bottom at about 40 degrees, and with moss around and a damp day, I didn't want myself and my camera to become victims of the track!