French Grand Prix Autographed Items and Racing Memorabilia
Vintage August 9 1925 Illustrazione del Popolo - Antonio Ascari killed in Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo - Magazine.
This is a vintage & original issue of the Illustrazione del Popolo of August 9, 1925 with on the cover an artist impression of the untimely death of Italian racing ace Antonio Ascari during the Grand Prix of France at Montlhery race track.
Antonio won the inaugural race of the Vittorio Jano designed Alfa Romeo P2 at Cremona, followed by the Italian grand Prix at Monza in 1924 and in 1925 he won the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.
Antonio was leading the French Grand Prix in his Alfa P2 when he crashed and died on his way to hospital.
His son, Alberto, who was a mere 7 years old at that moment, would later go on to become a racing ace in his own right by becoming Formula One's first double World Champion (1952 & 1953).
Indirectly, the Antonio Ascari crash push-started the birth of Scuderia Ferrari as the Alfa Romeo P2's were laid up after the accident and Enzo Ferrari managed to buy one of the P2's and hired young racing driver Tazio Nuvolari to drive it... the rest is history...
The magazine is in decent condition but of course very fragile (it is over 80 years old!).
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Vintage August 9 1925 Illustrazione del Popolo Antonio Ascari killed in Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo Magazine
Signed Repro of 1939 photo of Manfred von Brauchitsch (1905 - 2003) at Reims.
This is a modern photo print of an aerial shot of de W154 Mercedes of von Brauchitsch and Hermann Lang coming out of the Thillois hairpin at the French Grand Prix of 1939, held at Reims circuit.
The photo was consequently signed by von Brauchitsch.
Von Brauchitsch didn't finish the race as he blew a piston on lap 17.
Lang faced the same fate in lap 36 handing the victory to Hermann Paul Müller in the Auto Union.
5 x 7 inches.
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Manfred von Brauchitsch signed 1939 Photo of the French GP at Reims
Vintage 1958 photo of Peter Collins & Mike Hawthorn on Ferrari 246, GP of France.
This is a vintage 1958 photo of Peter Collins and Mike Hawthorn during the victory lap of Mike after winning the 1958 Grand Prix de France at Reims race track.
Mike scored a hatrick at this race with pole position, fastest lap and race win.
Peter Collins came in 5th.
It was the last race of Juan Manuel Fangio's career (4th on Maserati) and neither Peter Collins nor Mike Hawthorn would live to race at Reims again...
It measures approximately 18 x 13 cm or 7 x 5 inches and carries NO copyright stamp on the back.
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Vintage 1959 photo of Jean Behra on Ferrari 246 at the Grand Prix of France at Reims.
This vintage original 1959 photo shows Jean Behra's Ferrari 246 blowing smoke as a piston is on the way out on July 5 1959 during the French Grand Prix at Reims.
Jean ran in 6th postition when a piston expired in lap 31 which put him out of the race.
This picture is one of the last there is of Jean as a Grand Prix driver as this was formally his last Grand Prix and he died less than a month later (on August 1, 1959) when he crashed his privately owned Porsche at the AVUS ring in Berlin.
The photo measures some 17.5 x 12.5 cm or 7 x 5 inches and is in good condition.
The back carries the stamp of the photographer.
This is a vintage print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.
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