Bugatti and Amilcar, locked in a fatal embrace.
Photographs reproduced by kind permission.
Among the many great artists drawn to the French Riviera in the 1920s was Jacques-Henri Lartigue.
Born to one of France’s wealthiest families in Paris in 1894, son of a keen photographer, Lartigue was perfectly placed to document the emerging Age of Speed, and fashion.
He took photos of a leaping 14 year old Suzanne Lenglen at the French Open Tennis Championships, revolutionary women's outfits in the Bois de Boulogne, test flights of the earliest aeroplanes and - particularly - the thrilling new sport of motor racing.