Racing Posters / Garage Art [like Leno]


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All very nice. :thumbsup The restoration looks fantastic. I did not know that could be done to that level.
 

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Finally arrived after 30 Days

CIBIE factory Porsche 917 poster; printed in Paris
 

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Triheart7

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Those are nice, any idea what the site says?


Good question!
 

Kayvan

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Silverstone / Chevron B16
 

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Camilo 2011 canvas 27/50

Finally after 4yrs got around to gallery wrap frame...

Spring project of 15 race posters framed...pics to follow
 

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Kayvan

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'69 sebring
 

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Kayvan

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Ford F3L P68 Prototype

Art: Michael Turner
 

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Kayvan

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New...gotta love French for design & colors...iconic Bell Star I graphics

Just unloaded 15+ of my earlier posters, all brought strong money...

Now focusing on '60s Euro GP/ F1 art like below
 

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Kayvan

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Love the colors of Italy
 

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One hell of a collection, that's for sure.
 

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$15 for paddock, grandstand and parking free. You don't see that anymore.
Ford F3L P68 Prototype

Art: Michael Turner
 

Kayvan

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Arrived from London Fri

In-Violet Stingray
 

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SILVERSTONE Race Poster

Ferrari battling Lola

Legendary Ladies Man Jim Hunt / Team Hesketh

FORD 1-2-3


After a 3yr search, finally found this in UK; was momentarily diverted
to my Nephew in NYC.

Great Thanksgiving
 

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Kayvan

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Finally opening tubes & framing these up...
 

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Collecting Vintage Racing Posters: Grand Prix, F-1, Le Mans

Collecting Vintage Race / Grand Prix Posters has taken off just like most other collectibles.

There are marque specific factory posters (eg, Porsche, Shelby) as well as famous races like Le Mans, Sebring, and Monaco GP that bring big money (eg, $1000+).

If you want to build a collection or just fill a wall on a garage or man-cave then ebay is your best bet as you can pick up original vintage posters for <$25 and cut/matt yourself on store metal frames or professionally frame for $50-75 and slowly build a nice collection around you car, geographic locale or favorite foreign track/travels.

If you want to target specific genres like the 1960s Grand Prix era or specific artists (eg, Zito, M. Turner) then your investment will easily reach into the $1000 to $5000 range as you find investment grade pieces, famous artists and famed marques (Bugatti, Ferrari, etc) and build a collection of 20+.

Ebay is still best for originals for usually $10-100; most are 18" x 27" and framed can look really great. The more famous ones will be $100-150 (eg, 60s Monaco GPs). Large 20"x30+" pop-art/colorful ones from 1960s with iconic cars like GT40, 917, Chapparal, P3/4, Lola, Can Am can easily reach $250+. Large format bold colors posters of 30+"x 40+" are the rarest and were usually from track entrances, billboards, stages, auto shows, showrooms or VIP/PR events, and bring $500+.

I you want to just click/buy there is a huge range of vendors below that have everything from $20 retro-inspired modern race poster, to hi-res digitally shot prints on canvas, to art galleries selling $500-1000+ pieces.

Super rare originals of all of above can still be found for $<50 if you really search on EBay's UK, French, Italian and German sites and/or have key words/dates of specific/exact posters. That's what makes the hunt the most fun!

VENDOR LIST:

As with all art, I would highly recommend avoiding the reproduction art/poster websites that list the generic Monaco, LeMans, etc race posters.

The quality of the prints is low/pixleated, the frames are cheap, stapled together, and backing is not archival. You can easily purchase authentic, vintage pieces on eBay for less all-in cost.


Original Vintage Vendors:


http://www.autotechnikauktion.de/mg/index.php?id=home.html

https://www.nicola-ac.de/collections/alle-automobilia

Major German auction house with quarterly auctions; specialist in Porsche, Mercedes and Euro Gran Prix posters

https://racingcarsposters.com/grelley-gallery

http://www.vintageautoposters.com/

http://www.car-poster-gallery.com/cat_27_126/original_race_posters.html

http://www.historiccarart.net/acatalog/Original_Race_Posters.html

http://www.arteauto.com/lemanspostersmonacograndprixpostersvintagepostersandrazziaposters.aspx

http://www.posterclassics.com/vintage-auto-posters.html

http://www.motorsportcollector.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=5_75

http://www.collectorstudio.com/index.cfm/ID/10/itemTypeID/31?pagenum=2&itemTypeID=31

http://www.24heuresdumans.co.uk/content.php/000

http://www.juliasantengallery.com/index.php?b=gallery&subcategory=Auto Racing&Page=2&Paging=Y

http://boutique.lemans.org/catalogue/all/all/affiches.htm

http://www.locomobilia.com/from-1945-to-1970_c_359.html

http://www.toadhallbook.com/poster.cfm?GI=6&CI=24

Sources of Retro inspired: Posters, Digital & Canvas


http://www.camilopardo.com/shop/

http://www.trilon.com/bapom/posters-largeformat.htm

https://www.pullmaneditions.com/items.php?collection=10

http://www.nicolashunziker.com/

http://www.grandprixposters.com/grandprix-posters/european-motor-racing.html


Raceshops of: Watkins Glen, Road America, Pitt GP, Ford Archives; and Misc.vendors.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/ShopCart/STUF/POR_STUF_POSTAB-detail.htm

http://www.grandprixfestival.com/Posters.html

http://www.roadamerica.com/store/collectibles.html

http://lime-rock-park-merchandise.myshopify.com/collections/prints-posters

http://www.scottadvspec.com/stores/pvgp/PostersLithos.htm

http://www.autotrend.com/atg/mercha...=30&SortBy=id-desc&Category_Code=Dennis_Simon

http://www.tomsimport.com/new/parts/parts.asp?sect=57&new=1

http://www.timlayzell.com/motor_art_prints.htm

http://products.theconcoursstore.com/index.php/posters.html

http://fordimages.com/perl/collecti...082&pgNumber=1&seeAllImages=1&itemsPerPage=-1

http://www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com/index.html

http://www.circuit-des-remparts.com/notre-boutique-54,lithographies-50x70cm-11.html


Ebay key word searches: major races, tracks and venues are the most collectible

Le Mans
Monaco GP
Sebring
Brands Hatch
Mallory Park
Goodwood
Silverstone
Snetterton
Spa
Brno
Mugello
Monza
Indy 500
Reims
Rouen
Pau
Albi
Watkins Glen
Can Am Series
Riverside
Sears Point
Laguna Seca
Monterey GP
Mid Ohio
Lime Rock
Daytona
Interlagos
Imola
Mille Miglia
Carrera Panamericana
Pebble Beach
Meadow Brook
Rex Mays
Mosport
Nurburgring
Hockenheim


Vintage Race Clubs:

SCCA
USAC
ARCF
BARC
ADAC
AVUS

Famous artists are

Geo. Hamm
Beligond
Zito
Michael Turner
Dexter Brown
Nic Huziker

Enjoy and build your collection selectively and slowly!
 

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Sebring
 

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