May 1st

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As the Formula One circus heads for Portugal this weekend, we look forward to another closely fought race between Max as the challenger to Lewis the multiple champion. 

The similarities to Schumacher vs Senna at this time of year mean that our thoughts inevitably turn to the tragic events of May 1, 1994.

It is hard to comprehend that it is 27 years since the late great Ayrton Senna perished at Tamburello, but his legacy remains as strong as ever. In his memory, we look at some of our rare Ayrton Senna memorabilia items.

“Fight To The Finish” is one of the most sought after Ayrton Senna prints and was the last signed edition undertaken by Ayrton before his passing on May 1st 1994.

At MM we have a limited edition of ten mounted and shadow box framed photographs available depicting Ayrton when he tested group B rally cars in Wales in 1986. The image was used on the cover of a period publication and is a strictly limited edition. 

After winning the Formula 1 World Championship title with McLaren in 1991, Ron Dennis commissioned a very exclusive gift of an etched Dartington Crystal clock for team seniors and partners. We have one example in stock which is only the second we have seen available in 30 years. 

For our clients who appreciate fine art, we offer ‘the boy from Sao Paolo’, a wonderful resin cast bust of Ayrton in thoughtful mood as well as the very rare Craig Warwick limited edition print “Pensive” that was produced for the Senna Foundation. 

From the 1991 season we have a complete set of Marlboro World Championship team badges depicting every round of Senna’s last championship year, box framed and display mounted.

From our resident fine artist, Ben Payne, we offer his superb original painting ‘Casino Champion’, depicting Ayrton at the Monaco hairpin in 1993 en route to his sixth win in the streets there. This stunning large original painting is beautifully framed and will make a superb centrepiece. 

Brazilian Eyes’ is the second Senna piece by Ben Payne we offer this week. In a contemporary pop art style, this original painting has been sealed in resin to make an incredibly startling work. 

Thank you

Tim

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