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Fine Art print
Baryta Hahnemühle 315g
Alu Direct Print
Hanging Bars
Gap Frame
Black wood
Acrylic print
Aluminium brace

62,50 €

LocationDonington, UK
Prints issueLIMITED EDITION 50 prints ONLY
Shooting date2 Octobre 1937
Original pictureNegative
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events from the 1920's through to the early 1990's. The first colour images appeared in the mid 1950's and 30 years of unpublished 35mm colour images remain in the LAT Black Books.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.

Donington (UK), this Grand Prix is not part of the official championship.
At that time, the Formula One championship had not been created yet. There were Grand Prix and European Drivers' Championship, won in 1937 by Rudolf Caracciola, on his Mercedes-Benz, identical to this one.
The nickname "Silver Arrows" was shared between two teams, Mercedes-Benz and Auto-Union.
But it must be said that in this period, in the 1930s, the public subsidies given to promote the glory of the German Reich allowed these two teams to dominate the period 1935-1939 by winning almost all the Grands Prix.
It is none the less true that to take off at Donington with such machines, it was necessary to have some "guts", such as Manfred von Brauchitsch. With his Mercedes-Benz W125, he will finish in 2nd position of this Grand Prix, behind Bernd Rosemeyer and his Auto-Union.

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Flèche d'Argent 01 - LAT Archive

Flèche d'Argent 01 - LAT Archive

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