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Motorsport Images

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

70,83 €

LocationLe Mans, France
Prints issueLIMITED EDITION 30 prints ONLY
Shooting dateJune 26th, 1906
Original pictureGlass Plate
FormatsLarge format
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events from the 1920's through to the early 1990's. The first colour images appeared in the mid 1950's and 30 years of unpublished 35mm colour images remain in the LAT Black Books.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.

WARNING ! Scanned from an old glass plate
In 1906, Renault and its revolutionary Type AK entrusted to Ferenc Szisz, here in the turn of Connerre, won at Le Mans the very first Grand Prix organized by the Automobile Club of France (ACF), assuring the Hungarian driver and the manufacturer unique place in the history of auto racing.
Disputed on public roads around Le Mans June 26 and 27, 1906, the first Grand Prix was held over two days. Renault entered the Type AK with a light chassis and a four-cylinder 12.9 liter engine. Thirty-two cars were at the start of this long ordeal, but many failed in the sweltering heat. After 1238.16 km of racing at an incredible average speed of 100.9 km/h, Szisz nevertheless crossed the finish line thirty-two minutes ahead of his closest pursuer. A triumph achieved thanks to the technical innovation of his car of 90 horses and new removable rims already decked with tires, therefore easily replaceable, designed by the Michelin brothers.

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190Szisz/02 - LAT Archive

190Szisz/02 - LAT Archive

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