Bob Grossman Ferrari Memorabilia

Bob Grossman

Bob Grossman Ferrari Memorabilia

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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 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