Le Mans Posters 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Le Mans Posters 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

Le Mans Posters 1970 - 1979

Le Mans Posters 1970 - 1979

Early original posters from the 24-hour races command astronomic prices if and when they ever surface, and reproductions are abound. Even posters from the 60's are priced beyond the average collector's pocket and the 70's posters are following the same trend. The posters have become so collectible that the official body L'Automobile Club de L'Ouest allow them to be sold at the circuit in order to prevent the theft of those actually used to advertise the event!

All of the Le Mans posters are collectible and some of the images are truly outstanding. Beginning collectors should be careful when purchasing later posters to buy only mint copies, as they are reasonably easy to find. However, condition on the earlier posters becomes much more subjective and rarity begins to take priority.

Le Mans Posters 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

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Vintage Original 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

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Vintage Original 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage Original 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster.

June 10 & 11, 1978.

38 x 59 cm
15 x 23 inches.

Mint condition.

The 1978 Le Mans poster is part of the "Early Sponsorship and Advertising" era in Le Mans posters and which lasted from 1975 to 1980.

The color illustration is by Lardrot while the production was in the hands of the Le Mans Imprimerie Commerciale.

While the designer seeks to emphasize the human aspect of the race by portraying a single driver, the technique used is very special. He imitates silk screen printing in paint. It is an original idea and meticulously executed. Sponsorship is evident (local Le Mans insurance company Les Mutuelles du Mans) and is given the same importance as the date.

The race was won by Didier Pironi and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud in their Nr 2 Renault-Alpine A442B "Bubble top" with a total of 369 laps to their name or 5.044 KM.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1978.

This poster will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube.

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Vintage Original 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster