Alberto Ascari Ferrari Memorabilia1918 - 1955
Alberto Ascari Ferrari Memorabilia
This is a vintage early 1950's Alberto Ascari business card with his personal address at 60, Corsa Sempione, Milano, Italy.
Alberto is one of the most famous Ferrari racing personalities of the 1950's, having been crowned Formula 1 world-champion 1952 (winning ALL 6 races in Europe, his attempt at the Indy 500 failed after 40 laps...) and 1953 and is 1 of only 2 Italian Formula One World Champions.
Alberto also won the 1954 Mille Miglia on Lancia, driving solo.
One of his most famous moments is probably the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix where he launched his Lancia D50 into the Monaco harbor!
One week later, May 26, 1955, while testing a Ferrari sports car at Monza, he crashed fatally at the Curva di Vialone which would later be renamed the "Variante Ascari" in his honor.
This business card measures some 10.5 x 7 inches (approximately 4 x 3 inches), is in good condition for its age (bar 2 staple holes) and carries the handwritten text "Ringraziando Vi contraccambio vivamente" which roughly translates into "I kindly thank you in return".
The rear shows the stamp of, equally famous, motorsport photographer Franco Zagari (1930 - 2012) from whom's collection this card came.
Only 1 available.
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Vintage 1950s Alberto Ascari business card
1950 Photo of Alberto Ascari on Ferrari 166MM S/N 0044M at the Grand Prix of Luxembourg.
This is a fantastic shot of Alberto Ascari en route to victory on May 18 in the 1950 Grand Prix de Luxembourg in the factory entered Ferrari 166 MM, S/N 0044M.
It was the car's maiden race and it seems to be residing in Hong Kong nowadays.
It measures some 9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 17.5 cm), is glossy black & white and appears to be a more recent print.
1950 Photo of Alberto Ascari on Ferrari 166MM S/N 0044M at the GP Luxembourg
Ferrari Factory Poster Alberto Ascari on Ferrari 500 on his way to winning the 1952 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.
Artwork by Antonio de Giusti, a personal friend of Enzo Ferrari's and the man that was responsible for so much of Ferrari's hand drawn artwork for brochures etc. in the 1950's and 1960's.
Originally, Ferrari published this poster as one of a series that was bundled in the 1980 Ferrari calendar named "Ferrari Campione del Mundo".
Apart from the calendars, which are a very rare sight nowadays, also a limited number of each of the drawings was issued as an art print. This is one of those art prints and came from Antonio de Giusti's personal "stash".
These art prints do NOT carry a Ferrari print number.
It measures approximately 53 x 41 cm or 21 x 16 inches.
Only a few available.
This print will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube.
Original Art Print of Alberto Ascari winning the GP of Germany 1952 by Antonio de Giusti
Vintage 1952 Enzo Ferrari Champion Spark Plugs ad with Alberto Ascari.
This is a vintage 1952 Champion Spark Plugs advertisement, showing a proud and youthful Enzo Ferrari next to the Ferrari 500 Formula 1 car with which Alberto Ascari had just won the 1952 Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.
The caption reads "Brilliant Italian Race Car Manufacturer Pays Tribute to Dependable Champion Spark Plugs".
A GREAT period piece that is exceptionally well suited for framing!
It measures approximately 10.4 x 13.6 inches or 26.5 x 34.5 cm.
Vintage 1952 Enzo Ferrari Champion Spark Plugs ad with Alberto Ascari
Vintage 1952 Photo - Alberto Ascari on Ferrari 500 - V Gran Premio dell'Autodromo di Monza 1952.
This is a vintage & original photo, taken by an unknown photographer, of Alberto Ascari in his Ferrari 500 being push-started from the pits during the 1952 Formula 2 Grand Prix at Monza.
Although Alberto won the first heat, the camshafts of his Ferrari 500 failed in the second heat which effectively put him out of the race.
The photo measures some 9.5 x 7 inches (24 x 18 cm) and is black & white.
This is a vintage print, i.e. printed shortly after the original image was captured on film.
Vintage 1952 Photo Alberto Ascari on Ferrari 500 V Gran Premio dell Autodromo di Monza 1952
Vintage 1952 Le Mans Race Program.
Decent condition for its age with some visible wear & tear to the cover (see pictures).
The design of the 1952 program cover came from world-renowned motorsport artist Geo Ham who opted for the symbolic approach. The place is the the Esses with the major contenders (Jaguar, Aston Martin and Cunningham) storming towards the Tertre Rouge turn in controlled slides...
The race was won by Herrmann Lang and Fritz Riess in their Mercedes Benz 300 SL with a total of 277 laps to their name.
For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1952.
Vintage 1952 Le Mans Program Booklet
Vintage 1953 photo of Alberto Ascari at the 1000 KM Rennen Nurburgring.
This is a vintage 1953 photo of the great Alberto Ascari signing autographs after his win in the 1953 running of the Nurburgring 1000 KM race.
Alberto was partnered with Giuseppe Farina for this race and the duo drove their Ferrari 340 MM (375 Plus) Vignale Spyder S/N 0286AM to the overall win with a staggering lead of 15 minutes over the second placed Jaguar C Type (S/N XKC 041) of Ian Stewart & Roy Salvadori.
The car survives to this day in the USA.
The photo measures some 16 x 12 cm or 6 x 5 inches.
The back carries the photographer's stamp.
Vintage 1953 photo of Alberto Ascari at the 1000 KM Rennen Nurburgring
Vintage June 1955 Domenica del Corriere on the Alberto Ascari deadly crash.
This is a vintage & original June 5 1955 issue of Italian magazine "Domenica del Corriere" which pays attention to the untimely death of Italian racing ace Alberto Ascari.
On May 26, 1955 Alberto tried out the Ferrari 750 Monza (S/N 0562M) which he was to share with Eugenio Castellotti at the Autodromo di Monza. In the third lap, the car started to skid inexplicably, somersaulted and Alberto was slung from the car onto the track where he died a couple of minutes later.
The (fast!) corner where this accident happened, the "Curva di Vialone", was later renamed "Variante Ascari" in his honor.
Since there is no photographic account of the accident itself or the aftermath, the magazine had to make do with a more than excellent and very dramatic artist's impression which shows Alberto being slung from the car. That image is used on a full page which makes it excellently suited for framing.
Furthermore, there is a full page account of the accident including drawings of the path of the car and it pays attention to earlier, similar, accidents and the crash of Alberto's father, Antonio Ascari, at Montlhery in 1925.
Excellent condition for its age!
Vintage June 1955 Domenica del Corriere Alberto Ascari deadly crash in Ferrari at Monza
Ferrari Le Mondiali F1 Championship Winning Cars Portfolio.
Contains 11 art prints of Ferrari Formula One Championship winning cars 1952 - 2001.
The backside of the prints lists the type of car, Engine configuration and victories.
The 11 cars contained in this set are:
Each print measures approximately 13 x 9 inches.
Ferrari Print Number 1697/01, issued in 2001.
Ferrari Le Mondiali F1 Championship Winning Cars Portfolio 1697/01
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