Ferrari 625 F1 Memorabilia
1954 Gold Medal, Syracuse Grand Prix, awarded to Mike Hawthorn.
We are pleased to be able to offer for sale this absolutely unique piece of motoring history:
This medal was given to Mike Hawthorn for competing in the 1954 Syracuse Grand Prix.
Mike drove a Ferrari 625 in this Grand Prix which he crashed and he sustained serious burns to his arms and legs in this accident.
This is what Road & Track wrote about the accident in 1954:
"....Marimon in a Maserati drove too close to the right side of the track and sent up a shower of hay. Blinded by the flying chaff, the second place car, a Ferrari with Hawthorn driving, crashed against the safety wall and the car caught fire. Gonzales, about seven feet behind Hawthorn, piled into the Englishman's car, careened and went into the wall. Both cars were destroyed by the flames and Hawthorn was taken to the hospital....".
Shown below is a photo from R&T of the scene of the accident.
This medal went straight from Mike's estate, in 1959, to an important collector in Switzerland from whom we acquired it directly.
A truly unique opportunity to acquire a piece of memorabilia from Hawthorn's personal possession.
Measures approximately 1.25 inches in diameter and is made of 18 carat gold.
Only 1 available.
Price on request through THIS LINK.
Vintage 1954 GOLD medal awarded to Mike Hawthorn for the 1954 Grand Prix of Syracuse
Vintage 1954 photo of Jose Froilan Gonzales, 1954 Grand Prix of Britain.
This photo was taken in the pits at Silverstone during the 1954 British Grand Prix and shows Jose Froilan Gonzales with his Ferrari 625 along with chief mechanic Meazza and on the right a gentleman called "Amerotti" according to the notes on the back. Mr. Amerotti is unknown to me.
Fangio, driving for Mercedes, had set the pole position but was overtaken by Gonzales the very first lap and Gonzales did not give the lead away anymore and finished more than a minute ahead of second placed Mike Hawthorn, also on Ferrari 625. Fangio finished 4th in his Mercedes W196.
The photo measures some 20 x 15 cm or some 8 x 6 inches and is a VINTAGE print i.e. printed shortly after the image was captured.
Vintage 1954 photo of Jose Froilan Gonzales at the 1954 Grand Prix of Britain
This is the famous 1985 Ferrari Engines Book / Brochure.
Officially called: "Caratterstiche tecniche dei motori Ferrari realizzata dal 1946 al 1985" or "Technical carachteristics of every Ferrari engine built from 1946 to 1985".
An absolutely superb book with a photo of an engine on each and every of its 44 pages.
Comes complete with the original "center fold" which lists 165 different engines for the same period along with their technical specs.
The book has a (printed) foreword by Enzo Ferrari and this Ferrari factory issue was never commercially available.
It measures approximately 12.5 x 9 inches.
Ferrari Print Number 359/85 2M/3/85, issued in 1985, printed in March 1985 by Arbe, Italy.
Mint condition for its age!
Newly arrived Ferrari Engines 1946 - 1985 Book 359/85
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