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San Marco Racer

Henri Thibault

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

62,50 €

LocationGeneva lake, Switzerland
Prints issueLIMITED EDITION 30 prints ONLY
Shooting date26 septembre 2013
Original pictureDigital
FormatsLarge format
Henri Thibault
Henri Thibault

I came to photography by accident. My father Jean-Pierre Thibault called me one day to offer me to enter the DPPI agency, which he founded in 1962, specialized in motorsport. I had the chance to go through the back door and learn all facets of the operation of a photographic press agency.

From "small hand" to the Black & White laboratory via the archive, I learned the basics of photography on the edge of the racetracks in the 80's-90's.

At the beginning of the extensive media coverage of sport in general, the agency enlarged its activity to other disciplines. It was during this period that I was asked to take care of selling boats pictures by organizing a "Sea" department.

After a professional break at the passage of the century, during which I could among other things restored some cars (NR : including the Beltoise iconic Matra MS1 1965) I took back the viewfinder to mount topics for the press.

Born into a family where the car was its main purpose since its genesis, I bathed my entire childhood with racing cars and their history as a backdrop.

These are not the shapes and colors that interest me, that's what's behind the lens.

You are with a famous collector in Italy, aboard one of the 3 Ferrari boats still "alive" out of the 4 built in history. The latter is not powered by any engine. This is the 4,9L V12 that was in the 375MM Berlinetta Pinin Farina that won the first World Championship of Endurance organized in 1953, early in the reign of Enzo Ferrari.

Alberto Ascari realised the fastest lap time in the 1953 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but while he was ahead9 hours before the end, with his team-mate Villoresi, the clutch broke. The car will be destroyed later by two other Italians drivers at the Carrera Panamericana 1953, but will still win the championship by a short head to the Jaguars ...

Four racers powered by a Ferrari engine were built in the years 50/60 upon private initiatives. Two others still exist: Arno XI (1953) and Antares (1954). The San Marco Ferrari is a "Three Points" in the category of 800kg. It has been ordered by a rich industrialist from northern Italy and extreme adventurer.
Guido Monzino had this racer built in 1957 by the shipyard San Marco to receive the Ferrari V12 that he had recovered from the crash of the Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta Pinin Farina during the 1953 Carrera Panamericana.
The Ferrari racer San Marco will participate in the toughest powerboat race in Europe, the Pavia-Venizia raid on the Po River in Italy with its 4.9 liter V12 and 340 hp which propels it over than 200km/h.

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San Marco Racer - 63 - Henri Thibault

San Marco Racer - 63 - Henri Thibault

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