Ferrari 500 F1 Racing 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.
Price on request through THIS LINK.
Vintage 1950s Alberto Ascari business card
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
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
1952 photo of Nino Farina on Ferrari 500 - Grand Prix of Belgium - Spa-Francorchamps.
This 1952 photo shows Nino Farina en route to a second place on June 22, 1952 in the rain-soaked Belgian Grand Prix at Spa - Francorchamps.
The race was won by his team mate Alberto Ascari, also on Ferrari 500 while Piero Taruffi crashed his 500 in lap 13.
Louis Rosier dropped out of the race in lap 6 with transmission problems in his privately entered Ferrari 500 while Charles de Tornaco brought his Ecurie Francorchamps entered 500 home in 7th spot.
The photo measures some 20.5 x 15 cm or 8 x 6 inches and is in good condition.
It appears to be a modern print from the original negative.
1952 photo of Nino Farina on Ferrari 500 Grand Prix of Belgium Spa Francorchamps
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
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
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!
Ferrari Engines 1946 - 1985 Book 359/85
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