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Ravito Clope

Michel Montange Alias "Micou"

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Fine Art print
Baryta Hahnemühle 315g
Fine Art
Rear Holding Cardboard
Alu mounted print
Hanging bars
Gap Frame
Black wood
Acrylic print
Aluminium brace

62,50 €

Prints issueLIMITED EDITION 50 prints ONLY
Shooting date11 Septembre 1971
Original pictureNegative
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.

33rd Bol d'Or.
In 1969, after eight years of interruption, the Bol d'Or returns to Montlhéry. The victory is won by Michel Rougerie and Daniel Urdich, two young drivers hardly known, on the all-new Honda CB 750. At that time, the small engine (250 and 350 cm3) represent more than half of the plateau and they are numerous to join the finish.
Engaged by a dealer in the Paris region, this Kawasaki 250 Samourai is refueling in the middle of the night. In the small concrete stands of the Parisian circuit, the atmosphere is to stay focus. We refuel with a cigarette, a big milk's can and a large funnel. Do not panic, the butt stuck to the beak of the mechanic, is off !
According to our deductions, this machine is that of the crew Gauthier and Schaller, who will finish 3rd in 250cc and 13th overall.

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Ravito Clope - Michel Montange

Ravito Clope - Michel Montange

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