1949 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Prix
|Written by Thor Thorson|
|Saturday, 31 October 2009 16:00|
What this is about is the pre-war Grand Prix experience in an attainable, moderately bomb-proof and reliable package
The Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Prix took its double barreled name from an ex-military major who in France was known as Antoine, in England as Tony, but in his native Venice, Italy, had been christened Antonio Lago. Major Tony Lago had spent most of his professional life in the motor industry. In the 1920s he had produced "LAP" overhead valve conversions in London.
He then moved on to the Wilson Self-Changing Gear Company, which manufactured semi-automatic pre-