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Motorsport Images

Fine Art print
Baryta Hahnemühle 315g
Alu mounted print
Hanging bars
Gap Frame
Black/White/Oak wood
Acrylic print
Aluminium brace

79,17 €

LocationLe Mans, France
Prints issueLIMITED EDITION 30 prints ONLY
Shooting date22 juin 1966
Original pictureNegative
CollectionEndurance LM
Motorsport Images
Motorsport Images

Motorsport Images has the largest motoring picture collection in the world. The archive houses approximately 18 million images of which in the region of half are black and white negatives and glass plates. The library is made up of images from the world of motor sport since it began and every conceivable road car since it's invention. This incredible archive is the result of the amalgamation of a number of previously separate archives, which are now housed under one roof.

Many of the images are published pictures from the magazines owned and bought by Haymarket over the years and the archive contains the original prints from the very first 'Autocar' issue published in 1895 right through to the present day issue. 'The Motor' archive contains more sporting images with black and white negatives, glass plate and acetate from 1924 - subjects include road cars, sprints, hill climbs, motor shows and Grands Prix.

The original Teesdale Company supplied pictures to 'MotorSport' magazine (founded in 1924) and Motoring News (founded in 1955) and has over 4 million black & white negatives of motor racing events from the 1920's through to the early 1990's. The first colour images appeared in the mid 1950's and 30 years of unpublished 35mm colour images remain in the LAT Black Books. LAT now supplies the Haymarket Media Group, commercial clients, the worldwide media and agencies with motor sport coverage from around the world from Formula 1 to karting.

The 'Autosport' archive contains images from the world's leading motorsport weekly. Since 1950 all aspects of motor racing from Formula 1, Le Mans and sports cars, rallying, single seaters and club racing have been photographed and archived in colour and black and white formats.

This 1966 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans had a historic result with a hat-trick for the mythical Ford GT40. The block of 7 liters struck thanks to the combined talents of Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon who greeted the crowd and the gendarmes in kepi before joining a magnificent podium from another era, mounted on wooden trestles...

It is good to remember that the organization on the finish line of the famous hat-trick of the 3 FORD GT40s caused historic damage within the FORD team for having "clumsily" made Chris Amon and Bruce McLaren win while the victory was won for Ken Miles. It was this American driver who had developed the GT 40 on behalf of FORD, he will never recover from it...

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McLaren - Amon - LAT Archive

McLaren - Amon - LAT Archive

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