This is one of the finest compositions within the book: Walt Hansgen hurls his Cunningham D-Type through the dusty late afternoon gloom in November 1957 at Riverside. We see spectators casually viewing from the infield, the hot afternoon breeze blowing against the turn 1 sign and Hansgen drifting the D-Type precisely on line. It’s an epic, perfectly composed, shot that has never been published.
Nassau Foot Race
LeMans starts were never confined to LeMans alone as this superb shot from the start of the 1966 edition of the Nassau Speed Week illustrates. The partying is over and it’s time for some serious racing. This epic shot freezes each driver’s intense anticipation of the battle ahead. Note the vast diversity of cars, the lack of sponsorship logos and the sea of plain helmets. It was all about the racing.
Ferrari importer John von Neumann organized some glamour shots of the then new 1957 500TRC. We found original prints of the entire shoot in the collection! We chose this shot because it beautifully frames Richie Ginther in the TRC against a new 250GT Boano Coupe in the background. This particular TRC (#0662 MDTR) was sold for $4.5m at Gooding’s 2012 Monterey Auction. It’s a gorgeous period shot.