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Timossi Maserati

Henri Thibault

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

62,50 €

LocationLac de Côme, Italie
Prints issueLIMITED EDITION 50 prints ONLY
Shooting date18 octobre 2014
Original pictureDigital
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 1965, 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.

This is the story of a racing engine born in a boat. Maserati, in the 50s, was very involved in powerboat competition. Motorboating was followed as much as the car races in Italy. Maserati had understood it was good for the brand's advertising.
The iconic brand engineer Giulio Alfieri led the design of the Maserati for Orsi family, which bought the firm to Maserati brothers. In 1953 the society had to be relaunched. The following year, he designed a new 4-cylinder block that would launch the 150S and 200S and then the 6 cylinder 300S and the 450S. The small 4-cylinder would be tested on a live boat, not at the bench. To allow this he made an agreement with the powerboat racing driver Liborio Guidotti, who built at the Timossi yard on Lake Como, a small shell of 350kg to beat a world record.
To celebrate the centenary of Maserati I went looking the Maserati 150S who won the first race in which she participated in 1955, with Jean Behra at the wheel. It was the 500 km of Nurburgring! This car was designed for private pilots and it worked wonders. The racer "Maria Luisa IV" had already broke the world speed record over 160km/h in November 1954 ...

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Timossi Maserati - 83 - Henri Thibault

Timossi Maserati - 83 - Henri Thibault

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