Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa TRI/61 Fantuzzi SpyderS/N 0794TR1961
Vintage 1961 Le Mans Handbill / Flyer.
These flyers were handed out at the race to spectators to show them around the track.
Very scarce as most of them were tossed away after the race or disappeared into the mists of time.
The cover matches the image of the 1961 race poster which is after a color illustration which was part of the so-called "Major Illustrators" era in Le Mans posters which lasted from 1954 - 1963 and in which the cream of the crop of French motorsport illustrators such as Geo Ham, Jeudon and Michel Beligond were hired for the design of the race posters.
The poster shows a fantastic image, by Michel Beligond, of the # 12 Ferrari 250 TRI/60 powering its way out of the Esses and heading towards Tertre Rouge during the previous edition in 1960.
The combination of warm colors represents the arrival of dusk, highlighting the red Ferrari in the center of the poster. This year, 1961, the race was part of the Sports Car World Championship.
It measures 5.4 x 8.4 inches and unfolds to 21.6 x 8.4 inches.
The race was won by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien in their Ferrari 250 TRI/61 (S/N 0794TR) with a total of 333 laps to their name.
For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1961.
Vintage Original 1961 Le Mans Flyer
1962 photo of Ferrari 250 TRI/61 S/N 0794TR at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
This is a modern print of the vintage negative, taken during the 1962 24 Heures du Mans, showing a pitstop of car # 18, the Ferrari 250TRI/61 S/N 0794TR, of Pete Ryan & John Fulp.
This photo has never been published.
For this car 1962 was the second time that it was entered at Le Mans. The car was part of Luigi Chinetti's NART and in 1961 it had won the Le Mans race, driven by Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill.
In 1962, when this photo was taken, the car crashed in lap 150 / 15th hour.
The car now seems to reside in the USA.
The photo measures approximately 9.4 x 7 inches.
For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1962.
Only 1 available.
1962 photo of Ferrari 250 TRI/61 S/N 0794TR at the Le Mans 24 Hours
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa TRI/61 Fantuzzi Spyder S/N 0794TR 1961
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