Vintage 1976 Le Mans Race Poster.
June 12 and 13, 1976.
38 x 57 cm
15 x 22 inches
This poster is in pretty rough condition and is consequently marked down considerably.
It has multiple pin holes in the corners and knocks to the edges.
Please let us know if you need higher resolution photos of it.
The 1976 poster was part of a new era in Le Mans posters which ran from 1975 to 1980 and is symbolized by "Early Sponsorship and Advertising" where actual advertising appeared on the posters.
The photo shows the night, a very well-known aspect of the race of course, but the extremely long exposure time emphasizes the magic of sun-dawn and the speed of the cars on the track.
The poster is based on an anonymous, touched-up, color photo which was taken during the 1975 running.
Although 4 Ferraris were entered for the event, none of them actually attended the race.
The race was won by Jacky Ickx and Gijs van Lennep in their # 20 Porsche 936 with a total of 349 laps to their name.
For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1976.
This poster will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube to prevent damage in transit.