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Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer

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

In total, the following Ferraris were engaged:

# 10 - Ferrari 250 TRI/61 - S/N 0794TR - Phil Hill / Olivier Gendebien - Overall Winners
# 11 - Ferrari 250 TRI/61 - S/N 0780TR - Mike Parkes / Willy Mairesse - 2nd overall - 330 Laps
# 14 - Ferrari 250 GT SWB - S/N 2689GT - Pierre Noblet / Jean Guichet - 3rd overall - 317 Laps
# 20 - Ferrari 250 GT SWB - S/N 2731GT - Bob Grossman / Andre Pilette - 6th overall - 309 Laps
# 17 - Ferrari 250 TRI/61 - S/N 0792TR - Pedro Rodriguez / Ricardo Rodriguez - DNF - Engine - 305 Laps
# 23 - Ferrari Dino 246 SP - S/N 0790 - Ritchie Ginther / Wolfgang von Trips - DNF - Out of fuel - 231 Laps
# 12 - Ferrari 250 GT SWB EXP - S/N 2643GT - Fernand Tavano / Giancarlo Baghetti - DNF - Broken piston - 163 Laps
# 16 - Ferrari 250 GT SWB - S/N 2733GT - Maurice Trintignant / Carlo Maria Abate - DNF - Differential - 162 Laps
# 18 - Ferrari 250 GT SWB - S/N 2735GT - Stirling Moss / Graham Hill - DNF - Water Leak - 121 Laps
# 19 - Ferrari 250 GT SWB - S/N 2725GT - George Reed / George Arents - DNF - Short-Circuit - 76 Laps
# 15 - Ferrari 250 GT SWB - S/N 2129GT - Lucien Bianchi / Georges Berger - DNF - Clutch - 60 Laps
# 57 - Ferrari 250 GT SWB - S/N 2729GT - Roger Delageneste / Pierre Dumay - DNS

Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer
Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer
Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer
Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer
Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer
Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer
Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer

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