Okay race fans! I'm looking for information on brakes particular to the early 50's through mid-50's. I know that's very specific, but there's method to my madness. Let's say 1950 to 1956, just to put a date to it. And let's say road racing, LeMans, or any other similar racing discipline US based or abroad. I'm looking for information on brakes used for race purposes in the early to mid 1950's. Disc and Drum. I'm seeing quite a bit of information on C-Type Jags running Dunlop disc brakes with great success, but those seem pretty unobtainable. For drums, I'm specifically interested in Aluminum finned drums and backing plate assemblies. It seems a company called Al-fin was the big player during this era, but also unobtainable at this point or at least "unobtanium" prices now. 12" or even larger is the info chase. There are/were lots of smaller ones made and still made. Now, of course you're immediately thinking "Buick finned drums!" As I understand it, they didn't hit GM until late 50's (1958?). And Kinmonts are the next thought, but they were almost too EARLY for their race years, but of course spot on in hot rod trends during the early 50's, if you could find some. So what was run during this time frame in motor sports? Here's some examples of what I'm talking about... C-type Dunlop brakes (1952 ish) Here's some of the Al-fin examples in smaller sizes (9 or 10"?) for several British cars. But then I see gigantic stuff like this that were being run by Mercedes in 1955. 13"?? 14?? And to reel you all back in, Cunningham messed with finned drums on pretty much all of their race cars in various forms... Obviously disc and drums only got more popular in various forms, with discs ultimately being the norm going into the early 60's and of course mid to late 60's.