JCC Brooklands May 6, 1939
One of Klemantaski’s most iconic images, and a fine example of his ability to capture the spirit of racing. This is Norman Wilson (1911–1942) in ERA R4A which was using a 57.56 x 69.8 mm 1,088 cc engine built for the 1,100 cc class. He finished 8th here. R4A was the first ERA “customer car” bought by Pat Fairfield in 1935 and raced by him in South Africa during 1937. Wilson campaigned the car with reasonable success in Ireland, England, and Switzerland during 1938 but only contested 5 races in 1939. He was a flight lieutenant (air gunner) in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and was killed when Lancaster R5539 crashed near Malmesbury during diving trials on April 18, 1942.