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Geo Ham and Les 24 Heures du Mans

Geo Ham and Les 24 Heures du Mans

Geo Ham (real name Georges Hamel) was the artist of choice for many of the posters and program covers of the 1950's for the Le mans 24 Hours. His work stands in high regard and originals from his hand fetch many thousands of $$$$ at auctions all around the globe.

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Vintage 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours by Roger Labric and Geo Ham - NUMBERED EDITION

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Vintage 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours by Roger Labric and Geo Ham - NUMBERED EDITION

Vintage 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours by Roger Labric and Geo Ham.

This book, issued in 1949 by the A.C.O. (organizing body of the 24 Heures du Mans), if often considered as THE prized possession for serious Le Mans collectors.

This is one of the VERY few surviving NUMBERED copies!

As a matter of fact, this number 528 of the 1000 numbered copies that were issued.

VERY scarce as in our 15+ years of trading Le Mans memorabilia, this is the very first one we ever managed to source!

We are very proud to be able to offer for sale this book which survives in excellent condition for this book despite its slightly weak binding.

Being a BIG book, some 25 x 32 cm or 10 x 13 inches and 471 pages (it is some 6 cm or 2.5 inches thick!) it is a very detailed account of the 24 Hours races as held in the pre WW2 era (1923 - 1939) including stats and reports on the drivers with countless illustrations and portraits by the fantastic artist, Geo Ham (Georges Hamel).

Please note that this numbered edition is actually THICKER than the "regular" version despite having the exact same contents and same number of pages.

Very, VERY scarce and an absolute "must have" for the endearing Le Mans collector!

Only 1 available of course !

We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but given its value, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.

You can read more on our shipping options HERE.

Vintage 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours by Roger Labric and Geo Ham - NUMBERED EDITION

Vintage 1932 ACO Yearbook

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Vintage 1932 ACO Yearbook

Vintage 1932 ACO Yearbook.

A GREAT find!

Again a very rare find as these guides hardly ever survived.

Great Art Deco material with countless ads (amongst others by Geo Ham who also drew the front cover) and a great travel guide to the Western part of France.

This is museum material!

Only 1 pc. available.

We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but given its value, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.

You can read more on our shipping options HERE.

Vintage 1932 ACO Yearbook

Vintage 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet

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Vintage 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet

Newly arrived Vintage 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet

Vintage 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet.

Decent condition for its age with some visible wear & tear to the cover (see pictures).

The design of the 1952 program cover came from world-renowned motorsport artist Geo Ham who opted for the symbolic approach. The place is the the Esses with the major contenders (Jaguar, Aston Martin and Cunningham) storming towards the Tertre Rouge turn in controlled slides...

The race was won by Herrmann Lang and Fritz Riess in their Mercedes-Benz 300 SL with a total of 277 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1952.

Only 1 available.

We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but given its value, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.

You can read more on our shipping options HERE.

Vintage 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Booklet

Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton

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Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton

Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton.

Here we have a VERY special 1956 Le Mans program...

Apart from being quite a rarity in its own right, this one was signed on the cover by racing greats Peter Collins and Ken Wharton!

Peter Collins (1931 - 1958) was teamed up with Sterling Moss and the duo drove their Ecurie Ecosse entered Aston-Martin DB3 S to a second place overall, a mere 1 lap behind the winning Jaguar D-Type of Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson.
Peter signed the cover in pencil.

Ken Wharton (1916 - 1957) was teamed up with Jack Fairman in a works Jaguar D-Type but unfortunately, he never got to drive it in the race as Jack crashed the car already in lap 3...
Ken signed the cover in blue ballpoint.

Neither of these two men would survive this race for more than 2,5 years and both would get killed in a Ferrari...

The booklet measures some 13 x 23.5 cm and contains 188 pages filled to the brim with information of the cars, the drivers, previous editions of the race, the track and of course great contemporary advertising.

Fantastic front and rear-cover artwork by the great Geo Ham.

It does have a fair amount of wear and tear, as can be seen in the photos, and yes, it would have been a lot more expensive if it was in mint condition...

The race was won by Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson in their Jaguar D-Type with a total of 300 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1956.

Only 1 available and we will of course guarantee the authenticity of these autographs for life.

We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but given its value, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.

You can read more on our shipping options HERE.

Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton