by Malcolm A. Strauss
This poster for the 400-mile Grand Prix in Savannah, Georgia in 1908 is arguably the rarest and finest of all early American racing posters. It is a most powerful image, showing the driver and mechanic on the open road at dawn, amidst the palmettos with the wheels and front exhaust spewing out a cloud of smoke, fumes, sparks and dust. It must have been hell – but it looks very glamorous. America was the second country (after France) to stage a Grand Prix. The winner was Louis Wagner in a Fiat, going at an average 65.2 mph over the 16 laps of the 25 mile road circuit; no American cars ran the full distance.
Choose Dimensions: 18 in x 24 in || 32 in x 44 in || 44 in x 60 in
18 x 24 in, 32 x 44 in, 44 x 60 in
Antique & Vintage
- SKU: 0000-1623
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