Aston Martin at the 24 Heures du Mans
Vintage 1955 photo of Nr 23 Aston-Martin DB3S Frere and Collins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This is a vintage 1955 photo of the # 23 Aston Martin DB 3 S (S/N 6) of Paul Frere and Peter Collins en route to second place overall in the 1955 running of the 24 Heures du Mans.
In the picture we see the car being driven by Paul Frere in the pouring rain heading for the Dunlop bridge.
The photo measures some 24 x 18 cm or 9.5 x 7.1 inches.
The back carries NO photographer's stamp.
The race was won by Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb in their Jaguar D-Type (S/N XKD505) with a total of 307 laps to their name.
For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1955.
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Vintage 1955 photo of Nr 23 Aston-Martin DB3S Frere and Collins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1959 Le Mans Race Poster REPRODUCTION.
June 20 & 21, 1959.
It measures approximately:16 x 22 inches40 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 a typical Le Mans start with the international flags 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 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.
Please note that this is an older reproduction from an unknown source.
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1959 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster REPRODUCTION
Vintage 1959 Press Photo of the crashed Aston Martin DBR1/300 of Brian Naylor, the Cooper Monaco of Bruce McLaren and the Stanguellini Faure and Guyot at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This is a vintage 1959 Associated Press Photo of the crashed Nr 7 Aston Martin DBR1 (S/N 5) of Brian Naylor (and Graham Whitehead) near Maison Blanche where Brian had skidded off the track at around 10.00 PM on June 20, 1959 during the 1959 running of Les 24 Heures du Mans.
Also in the picture (albeit very hard to make out) are the remains of the Cooper Monaco T49 Climax of Bruce McLaren and Jim Russell and the Stanguelini Efac SP5601 Fiat of Rene Philippe Faure and George Guyot, all of which crashed out of the race at exactly the same spot on the track within an hour of each-other.
The photo measures some 18 x 24 cm or 7 x 9.5 inches.
It is in decent condition.
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.
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Vintage 1959 Press Photo of the crashed Aston Martin DBR1/300 of Brian Naylor Cooper Monaco of Bruce McLaren and Stanguellini at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
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