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Michel Montange Alias "Micou"

Fine Art print
Baryta Hahnemühle 315g
Fine Art
Rear Holding Cardboard
Alu Direct Print
Hanging Bars
Gap Frame
Black/White/Oak wood

62,50 €

LocationMontlhery, France
Prints issueLIMITED EDITION 30 prints ONLY
Shooting dateApril 18th, 1971
Original pictureNegative
Original pictureNegative
FormatsLarge format
Michel Montange Alias
Michel Montange Alias "Micou"

Born in March 1948. First two-wheelers in 1965, motorcycle license in November 1966 ... I quickly became part of a motorcycle club that included several national speed bikers, so frequenting Monthlery and I immediately bathed inside the bike's world in general, and racing in particular, which began to bubble after a big hollow period. A level missed in 1967 and photo school in 1968/69, so, randomly, photos of motorcycles. In this same motorcycle club, Jean-Pierre Drexler creates the monthly magazine "Les Motards". This is where my first picture appears, then my first report on a run at Mallory Park. The fact of having immediately bathed in the racing world made me live together since the beginnings with all the future French champions: Rougerie, Ravel, Pons, Balde, Fau, Leon, Chemarin etc .... 1970, the army, just deserter a weekend not to miss the Grand Prix de France at Le Mans. January 1971, my first job: journalist photographer at Automoto, created by Michel Hommel, who will become Moto Journal at No. 42 in autumn 71. I left at the end of March 2008 when I retired, with some infidelities at the beginning with the monthly mag "La Moto" (Hommel), "Sport Moto" (Bussillet, Beau, Rouge, Boulme) and "Moto 1" (the aptly named, number 2 has never been released). Very present in speed and endurance at the beginning, I turned towards trail and enduro when the phenomenon appeared in France, but my main job was photographer for bikes tests. I took a break from a few years in the mid-70s during which I realized paintings ... motorcycles and helmets pilots.

12 hours of Montlhéry - Two young women "circuit novices" are registered for the first time in this endurance race. Delphine Leroy and Dominique Borredon will ride on a Kawasaki 250 engaged by the dealer "Folie-Méricourt"... a revolution at the time.
After several accelerated riding lessons and some falls, yet they  finished the race whose winners were Michel Rougerie and Georges Fougeray (750 Honda).
Delphine said of this race "it's a hell I escaped unscathed". But what the general public did not know at the time was that Delphine Leroy was a nominee because this young woman was actually called Violaine Sanson, and was the older sister of the french singer Véronique Sanson.

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Pseudo - Michel Montange

Pseudo - Michel Montange

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