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Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton

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Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton

Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton.

Here we have a VERY special 1956 Le Mans program...

Apart from being quite a rarity in its own right, this one was signed on the cover by racing greats Peter Collins and Ken Wharton!

Peter Collins (1931 - 1958) was teamed up with Sterling Moss and the duo drove their Ecurie Ecosse entered Aston-Martin DB3 S to a second place overall, a mere 1 lap behind the winning Jaguar D-Type of Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson.
Peter signed the cover in pencil.

Ken Wharton (1916 - 1957) was teamed up with Jack Fairman in a works Jaguar D-Type but unfortunately, he never got to drive it in the race as Jack crashed the car already in lap 3...
Ken signed the cover in blue ballpoint.

Neither of these two men would survive this race for more than 2,5 years and both would get killed in a Ferrari...

The booklet measures some 13 x 23.5 cm and contains 188 pages filled to the brim with information of the cars, the drivers, previous editions of the race, the track and of course great contemporary advertising.

It does have a fair amount of wear and tear, as can be seen in the photos, and yes, it would have been a lot more expensive if it was in mint condition...

The race was won by Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson in their Jaguar D-Type with a total of 300 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1956.

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Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton

Vintage Original 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster in Mint Condition

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Vintage Original 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster in Mint Condition

Vintage Original 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster.

June 21 & 22, 1958.

It measures approximately:
11 x 15 inches
28 x 38 cm

This is an extremely scarce example of the 1958 24 Heures du Mans poster.

It is in in as mint a condition as a poster of over half a century old can be; truly SPECTACULAR!

The 1958 Le Mans poster is part of the so-called "Major Illustrators" era in Le Mans posters which lasted from 1954 - 1963 and in which the cream of the crop of French motorsport illustrators such as Geo Ham, Jeudon and Beligond were hired for the design of the race posters.

The design of the 1958 poster was by Michel Beligond and was his first work for the Le Mans 24 hours race.

Beligond was preceded by Geo Ham and Jeudon and the switch to the new artist immediately gave a more realistic rendering of the race.

The car is going into the Dunlop curve, just having passed under the famous Dunlop bridge.

The night and the crowd are of course present but Beligond is not too concerned about depicting a real race but instead shows the make that was favorite for the 1958 race, Ferrari!

The race was indeed won by Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill in their Nr. 14 Ferrari 250 TR58 0728TR with a total of 305 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1958.

This poster is VERY scarce and will be shipped, rolled, is a VERY sturdy (PVC) tube.

Vintage Original 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster in Mint Condition

1959 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster REPRODUCTION

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1959 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster REPRODUCTION

1959 Le Mans Race Poster REPRODUCTION.

June 20 & 21, 1959.

It measures approximately:
16 x 22 inches
40 x 56 cm

The 1959 Le Mans poster is part of the so-called "Major Illustrators" era in Le Mans posters which lasted from 1954 - 1963 and in which the cream of the crop of French motorsport illustrators such as Geo Ham, Jeudon and Beligond were hired for the design of the race posters.

The design of the 1959 poster was by Michel Beligond and was his second work for the Le Mans 24 hours race.

Beligond was preceded by Geo Ham and Jeudon and the switch to this relatively new artist immediately gave a more realistic rendering of the race.

The drivers running towards their cars in the typical Le Mans start with the international flag flying over the pit box building. With a little good will, one can see a Ferrari and a Jaguar ready to be taken to the tarmac by their sprinting drivers.

The race was won by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby in their Nr 5 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (S/N 2) with a total of 323 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1959.

1959 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster REPRODUCTION

Vintage 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans Ticket Stub for Re Entry to Balcony and Pits Area

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Vintage 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans Ticket Stub for Re Entry to Balcony and Pits Area

Vintage 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans Ticket Stub for Re Entry to the balcony and pits area (or "Balcon et les Enceintes des Ravitaillements" in correct French).

June 20 and 21, 1959.

This is a vintage & original ticket sub (re-entrance ticket) that gave access to the balcony above the pits and the pits area itself during the 1959 running of the 24 Heures du Mans.

Good condition for its age but is has of course been used and is over half a century old!

The race was won by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby in their Nr 5 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (S/N 2) with a total of 323 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1959.

This ticket stub is VERY scarce.

Vintage 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans Ticket Stub for Re Entry to Balcony and Pits Area

Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer

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Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer

Vintage 1961 Le Mans Handbill / Flyer.

These flyers were handed out at the race to spectators to show them around the track.

Very scarce as most of them were tossed away after the race or disappeared into the mists of time.

The cover matches the image of the 1961 race poster which is after a color illustration which was part of the so-called "Major Illustrators" era in Le Mans posters which lasted from 1954 - 1963 and in which the cream of the crop of French motorsport illustrators such as Geo Ham, Jeudon and Michel Beligond were hired for the design of the race posters.

The poster shows a fantastic image, by Michel Beligond, of the # 12 Ferrari 250 TRI/60 powering its way out of the Esses and heading towards Tertre Rouge during the previous edition in 1960.

The combination of warm colors represents the arrival of dusk, highlighting the red Ferrari in the center of the poster. This year, 1961, the race was part of the Sports Car World Championship.

Mint condition.

It measures 5.4 x 8.4 inches and unfolds to 21.6 x 8.4 inches.

The race was won by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien in their Ferrari 250 TRI/61 (S/N 0794TR) with a total of 333 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1961.

Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer

Vintage Original 1963 Le Mans Qualifying Poster

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Vintage Original 1963 Le Mans Qualifying Poster

Vintage 1963 Le Mans 24 Hours Qualifying Poster.

April 6 & 7, 1963.

38 x 60 cm.
15 x 23.5 inches.

Mint condition for its age.

This poster advertised the "3eme Criterium International de Vitesse Motocycliste 300 - 500 cc" which was of course a motorcycle race AND the tests / qualifying sessions for the upcoming 24 Heures du Mans.

The artwork shows an artist impression (by Beligond) of a motorcycle racing side by side with a Ferrari sportscar.

The race itself was won by Lorenzo Bandini and Ludovico Scarfiotti in their Nr 21 Ferrari 250 P S/N 0814 with a total of 339 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1963.

Only 1 available.

This poster will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube.

Vintage Original 1963 Le Mans Qualifying Poster

Vintage 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet

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Vintage 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet

Vintage 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Program.

The cover shows the start of the 1963 race with plenty of Ferraris hurtling down the start-finish straight towards the Dunlop Bridge.

It measures some 21 x 27 cm and counts 112 pages which are filled to the brim with information on the cars, the race and of course great period advertising.

The booklets also served as a ticket in the grand prize draw and, consequently, they were individually numbered with this being number 009204 but it might be a little late to claim your prize now...

It is in very good condition for its age and carries some notes on the individual contenders on the lap sheet.

The race itself was won by Jean Guichet & Nino Vaccarella in their # 20 Ferrari 275P (S/N 0816) with a total of 4695 KM to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1964.

Only 1 available.

Vintage 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet