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  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Aston Martin DB3S chassis 6, number 20, of "B. Bira" and Peter Collins.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Cars that will participate in the race are lined up in the paddock. Right to left: cars number 22, 21, and 20. All three cars are Aston Martin DB3S models.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 25, Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS driven by Raymond Summer and B. Bira in the pits.

  • B. Bira at Brooklands

    B. Bira at Brooklands

    B. Bira drives car number 10, "Romulus" ERA.

  • BRDC Isle of Man Races

    BRDC Isle of Man Races

    B. Bira in car number 55, Simca-Gordini.

  • BRDC Isle of Man Races

    BRDC Isle of Man Races

    B. Bira in car number 55, Simca-Gordini. In the background is car number 43, HRG-Singer, driven by Peter Clark.

  • BRDC Isle of Man Races

    BRDC Isle of Man Races

    B. Bira in car number 55, Simca-Gordini. In the background is car number 43, HRG-Singer, driven by Peter Clark.

  • British Empire Trophy

    British Empire Trophy

    B. Bira (left) and possibly Major Goldie Gardner (right) at Douglas.

  • British Empire Trophy

    British Empire Trophy

    Car number 34, Maserati 4CL of B. Bira and car number 32, Peter Whitehead's ERA R1A at the start of the British Empire Trophy Race.

  • British Grand Prix Silverstone

    British Grand Prix Silverstone

    Prince Bira drives car number 6, a Maserati 250F. Clemar Bucci drives car number 18, a Gordini T16. Roy Salvadori drives car number 5, a Maserati 250F. Peter Collins drives car number 20, a Vanwall Special with a surface radiator draught includer on top of the nose.

  • British Grand Prix Silverstone

    British Grand Prix Silverstone

    Peter Collins, driving a Vanwall Special, is in the lead. Harry Schell drives a Maserati A6GCM/250F. Reg Parnell drives car number 12, a Ferrari 625. Alberto Ascari drives a 250F. Prince Bira and Ron Flockhart's 250F is in the rear.

  • Daily Express BRDC International Trophy

    Daily Express BRDC International Trophy

    Prince Birabongse Bhanutej Bhanubandh of Siam (left) who raced as 'B. Bira' with Jean Behra (right). Gordini cars in background.

  • Daily Express BRDC International Trophy

    Daily Express BRDC International Trophy

    Jack Brabham drives car number 15, a Cooper-Alta. "B. Bira" (Prince Birabongse Bhanutej Bhanubandh of Siam) drives car number 8, a Maserati 250F.

  • Daily Express BRDC International Trophy

    Daily Express BRDC International Trophy

    "B. Bira" (Prince Birabongse Bhanutej Bhanubandh of Siam) drives car number 8, a Maserati 250F. Kenneth McAlpine drives car number 10, a works Connaught-Alta B-Type. Don Beauman drives car number 19, Sir Jeremy Boles' Connaught-Lea Francis A-Type.

  • Daily Express BRDC International Trophy

    Daily Express BRDC International Trophy

    "B. Bira" (Prince Birabongse Bhanutej Bhanubandh of Siam) drives car number 8, a Maserati 250F.

  • Daily Express BRDC International Trophy

    Daily Express BRDC International Trophy

    "B. Bira" (Prince Birabongse Bhanutej Bhanubandh of Siam) drives car number 8, a Maserati 250F.

  • Daily Express International Trophy at Silverstone

    Daily Express International Trophy at Silverstone

    B. Bira drives car number 47, a Maserati A6GCM. Spectators watch from behind the barrier.

  • Daily Express International Trophy at Silverstone

    Daily Express International Trophy at Silverstone

    Tony Rolt drives car number 5, a Connaught-Lea Francis A Type and B. Bira drives car number 47, a Maserati A6GCM, past the grandstand.

  • French Grand Prix

    French Grand Prix

    Car number 46, B. Bira, Maserati 250F.

  • French Grand Prix

    French Grand Prix

    Car number 46, B. Bira, Maserati 250F.

  • French Grand Prix

    French Grand Prix

    Car number 46, B. Bira, Maserati 250F.

  • French Grand Prix

    French Grand Prix

    Car number 46, B. Bira, Maserati 250F. Car number 4, Maurice Trintignant, Ferrari 625. Car number 24, Jean Behra, Gordini T16.

  • French Grand Prix

    French Grand Prix

    Car number 46, B. Bira, Maserati 250F.

  • French Grand Prix

    French Grand Prix

    Car no 42, Prince Bira, Connaught-Lea Francis A, did not finish

  • French Grand Prix

    French Grand Prix

    Car number 46, B. Bira, Maserati 250F.

  • French Grand Prix

    French Grand Prix

    Car number 46, B. Bira, Maserati 250F.

  • French Grand Prix

    French Grand Prix

    Car number 46, B. Bira, Maserati 250F.

  • French Grand Prix & 12 Hour Rheims

    French Grand Prix & 12 Hour Rheims

    Number 46 - Prince 'Bira' Maserati 250F, which finished fourth overall. Number4 - Maurice Trintignant works Ferrari 625, which retired. Number 24 - Jean Behra's works Gordini T16, which finished sixth overall. All are seen here reaching the braking point at the end of the Soissons Straight.

  • French Grand Prix & 12 Hour Rheims

    French Grand Prix & 12 Hour Rheims

    Number 16 - Roberto Mieres' Maserati A6GCM, which retired. Number 46 - Prince 'Bira' Maserati 250F, which finished fourth. overall.

  • German Grand Prix

    German Grand Prix

    Car number 14, Prince Bira's Connaught-Lea Francis A-Type and car number 15, Roy Salvadori's Connaught-Lea Francis A-Type. Standing in pits left with light-coloured overalls and goggles round neck is driver B.Bira the Prince Birabongse Bhanutej Bhanubandh of Siam

  • German Grand Prix

    German Grand Prix

    Car number 14, B. Bira, Maserati 250F.

  • German Grand Prix

    German Grand Prix

    Car number 14, B. Bira, Maserati 250F.

  • German Grand Prix

    German Grand Prix

    Car number 14, B. Bira, Maserati 250F.

  • German Grand Prix

    German Grand Prix

    Car number 14, Prince B. Bira Connaught-Lea Francis A-Type and car number 23, Willi Heeks Veritas Meteor.

  • German Grand Prix

    German Grand Prix

    Car number 14, B. Bira, Maserati 250F.

  • German Grand Prix

    German Grand Prix

    Veritas Meteor driven by Willi Heeks leads a Connaught-Lea Francis A Type driven by B. Bira.

  • Italian Grand Prix

    Italian Grand Prix

    The lead car is the Maserati A6GCM, car number 44, driven by Prince Bira. Next is the Maserati A6SSG, car number 52, driven by Felice Bonetto. The third car is the Connaught-Lea Francis, car number 20, driven by Jack Fairman.

  • Italian Grand Prix

    Italian Grand Prix

    Maserati A6GCM driven by Prince B. Bira.

  • Italian Grand Prix

    Italian Grand Prix

    The Maserati 4CLT/50, car number 30, driven by Prince "Bira" Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh in the pits with engine problems.

  • Italian Grand Prix

    Italian Grand Prix

    The Maserati A6GCM, car number 44, driven by Prince Bira.

  • Italian Grand Prix

    Italian Grand Prix

    Track action scene, right to left: Car Number 4, a Ferrari 500, Alberto Ascari, driver (goggles, helmet, seated), Car Number 2, a Ferrari 500, Luigi Villoresi, driver (goggles, helmet, seated), Car Number 50, a Maserati A6SSG, Juan Manuel Fangio, driver (goggles, helmet, seated), Car Number 44, a Maserati A6GCM, Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh, driver (helmet, seated).

  • Italian Grand Prix

    Italian Grand Prix

    The lead car is the Maserati A6GCM, car number 44, driven by Prince Bira. Next is the Maserati A6SSG, car number 58, driven by Emmanuel "Toulo" de Graffenried.

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    B. Bira, Maserati 4CLT48 pit stop.

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    At the Monaco Grand Prix Formula Junior race, Juan Manuel Fangio sits in car number 4 and Nino Farina in car number 16, both Stanguellini-Fiats. Phillipe Étancelin sits in car number 60, Wainer-Fiat. Piero Taruffi sits in car number 58, Volpini-Fiat. Emmanuel de Graffenried sits in car number 26, Stanguellini-Fiat. Prince Bira in car number 34.

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    B. Bira, Maserati 4CLT48 pit stop.

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    B. Bira, Maserati 4CLT48 pit stop.

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    Drivers Emmanuel de Graffenried and B. Bira

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    B. Bira, Maserati 4CLT48

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    B. Bira, Maserati 4CLT48 pit stop.

  • Monaco Grand Prix

    Monaco Grand Prix

    Drivers Emmanuel de Graffenried and B. Bira