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AMILCAR AT MONTLHERY
GEO (GEORGES) HAMEL
(1900 – 1972)

In this famous image, produced in 1928, the renowned motoring artist Geo Ham presents an Amilcar at speed on the high banking of the famed Montlhery circuit.  The Montlhery circuit, which opened in 1924, is located approximately 30 km south of Paris, France.

This image is represented in major collections and appears in a number of automotive art books, including Motoring – The Golden Years by Rupert Prior, page 66.  Signed in the print – lower right corner.  This example is in excellent condition and has been professionally backed on linen.  An iconic image to grace a collector’s wall.

Matted, glazed and mounted in a 27" by 21" frame.

Item No: 1223

 

STIRLING MOSS
1955 MILLE MIGLIA
SIGNED AND NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION PRINT

MARK P. TAVARES

Portrait and caricature artist Mark P. Tavares presents the great Stirling Moss sitting in his Mercedes 300SLR prior to the start of the 1955 Mille Miglia.  Moss’ drive that day has been called “. . . the most iconic single day drive in motor racing history.”  He, and his “navigator” Denis Jenkinson, covered the 1000 miles averaging 97.9 mph.  Note the Union Jack that Moss, a proud Englishman had put on the car.

This is a strictly  limited edition of fifty (50) high-quality prints, numbered and signed by the artist.

Print size (with borders) is 14” x 18”.

Item No: 1261

 

WALTER APPLETON CLARK
(1876-1906)
THE GEORGE INN

Vintage print depicting the arrival of a properly attired couple in their car at the George Inn.  The car and its occupants are the center of attention of the owners, staff, passersby, canines and wildfowl!!

Matted, glazed and mounted in a 24" by 18" frame.

Item No: H47

 

PETER HELCK
(1893-1988)
GRAND PRIX DE A.C.F.
ALBERT CLEMENT—BAYARD CLEMENT

1907

Rare limited edition etching by the Dean of American Motoring Artists, Peter Helck, depicting Albert Clement in his Bayard Clement.

Clement was the first to wear a steel protective helmet. Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, he did not wear his helmet in this race.  He crashed in practice and was fatally injured.

Signed and numbered by Peter Helck.

Matted, glazed and mounted in a 23" by 19" frame.

Item No: 1138d

 

L. LUCIEN FAURE
(1872 – 1943)
THE FARMAN BROTHERS

Early print by artist L. Lucien Faure depicting the Farman brothers, Henri and Maurice, attempting to stay in front of an approaching competitor in an early race.

Faure’s prints of motoring competitions are well known and avidly collected.  Henri Farman (1874-1958) was a renaissance man who, during his life, was a painter, a racing motorist and an aviation pioneer.

The print retains excellent definition and color for its vintage.  It is matted closely to its margins for a maximized presentation.  An early motoring print to grace a collector’s wall.

Matted, glazed and mounted in a 27 1/2" by 21 1/2" frame.

Item No: 1206

 

VANDERBILT CUP - 1908
LOCOMOBILE SUCCESS POSTER
GEORGE ROBERTSON WINS !

Rare original lithograph poster issued in 1909 to commemorate the success of the “Old 16” Locomobile piloted to victory in the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup by George Robertson.  “Old 16” was subsequently owned by Peter Helck and now resides in the Ford Museum.

Poster was created and issued by Frank Presbrey Co., as indicated in the left bottom corner of the poster.  Presbrey was the Locomobile ad agency.  Signed  ZT Schultz.

This rare poster is in exceptional condition with full bright color.  A period artifact of an important early U.S. race event.

SOLD

GRAND PRIX de PARIS - 1969
MONTLHERY CIRCUIT
JO BONNIER (1930 – 1972)

Original poster for the Grand Prix de Paris sports car race that was run at the Montlhery circuit in France in 1969.  The race was won by Jo Bonnier who also drove for a number of Grand Prix teams including BRM, Porsche, Cooper and Brabham.

Bonnier was killed at LeMans in 1972 when his car flew into the trees on the Mulsanne straight after an altercation with another car.

This poster is in excellent condition, retaining its original colors and has been professionally backed on linen.

Matted, glazed and mounted in a 19" by 27 1/2" frame.

Item No: 1212

 

TAZIO NUVOLARI
SIGNED AND NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION PRINT

MARK P. TAVARES

Portrait painter and caricaturist, Mark P. Tavares presents the  driver who Ferdinand Porsche called  “the  greatest driver of the past, present, and future” wearing his cloth helmet, goggles and the famous turtle pin. Poet Gabriele D’Annunzio presented Nuvolari with the pin on which was inscribed “ To the fastest man in the world – the slowest animal.” It became the Nuvolari symbol.

This is a strictly  limited edition of fifty (50) high-quality prints, numbered and signed by the artist.

Print size (with borders) is 14” x 18”.

Item No: 1245

 

LES TROPHEES DE FRANCE - 1968
FRENCH FORMULA III CHAMPIONSHIP
FRANCOIS CEVERT (1944 – 1973)

Historic original poster for the French Formula III race that was run on the Albi circuit.  This 70-year old circuit is located near the French town of Le Sequestre.

This race was won by Francois Cevert, who went on to became Jackie Stewart’s protégé and teammate on the Tyrell Grand Prix team.  Cevert was rapidly becoming Stewart’s equal in 1973 and would have become the team leader the following year.  At practice for the Watkins Glen Grand Prix race, he was killed in an accident involving only his car.

This poster is in excellent condition, retaining its original colors. It has been professionally linen backed.

Matted, glazed and mounted in a 19" by 27 1/2" frame.

Item No: 1213

 

THE TOURISTS
PEKO
ITALY – CIRCA: 1905
RAYMOND HOLLAND COLLECTION

Rare original hand-colored lithograph by the motoring artist Peko, in which he has captured the humor and imagination found in the male and female tourist of the time.

Peko originally presented this image, with others, at a transportation exhibition in 1905.  The facial images were later sculpted by him and humidors were produced.  This image previously resided in the landmark Ray Holland Collection and can be seen in the book, The Motor Car In Art – Selections From The Raymond E. Holland Art Collection by John J. Zolomij, page 87.

A great image that would enhance any collection.

SOLD

PETER HELCK
(1893-1988)
CIRCUIT DES ARDENNES
DE CRAWCHEZ’S PANHARD PASSING
WRECKED GEORGES-RICHARD
1903

Rare limited edition etching by the Dean of American Motoring Artists, Peter Helck, depicting De Crawchez’s Panhard passing the wrecked Georges-Richard car.

De Crawchez was an amateur but went on to win this event, the 1903 Circuit des Ardennes.

Signed and numbered by Peter Helck.

Matted, glazed and mounted in a 23" by 19" frame.

Item No: 1138f

 

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