The third book in the Car Racing collection,1967 is the volume that bears witness to the gradual appearance of images in colour. Photographers were henceforth to juggle rolls of colour as well as black & white film, all the while keeping as close as possible to drivers and to the fans of speed and competition. In their commentary, Johnny Rives and Manou Zurini make no effort to conceal their delight at spending time with familiar faces from the feverish atmosphere of the racetrack as they share their vast knowledge and anecdotes from the period.
The beautifully rich iconography of the Car Racing collection is drawn from the unpublished archives of the DPPI photo agency, created in 1965 by a handful of men enthralled with photography and automobiles—especially sportscars. Formerly limited to a professional audience, as almost none of the images have been previously published, the volume makes publicly accessible for the first time press shots of legendary drivers, unforgettable constructors, and some of history’s most famous races. Motorsport aficionados and lovers of photography alike will enjoy reliving these vivid events.
Since joining L’Équipe in 1960, Johnny Rives has been a world-class motorsport specialist. Former F1 commentator for French TV broadcaster TF1, he has published a number of works dedicated to his love for automobiles and motor racing. Responding to DPPI’s photographs he here sketches a number of moving portraits depicting great drivers of the time. A mainstay of the track since the early 1960s and a former driver himself, Manou Zurini was one of the first ever photographers of motor races, and DPPI’s oldest. Many of his images have been seen around the globe. While he has retired from the track and is now a world-renowned sculptor, he has forgotten nothing of his former life and continues to share his memories of motorsport history.
Each volume in the collection is printed as a special limited edition numbered 1 to 200. Presented in a luxury box, these copies come with an original photograph from the DPPI agency, printed on 315-gram Hahnemühle paper by the Picto photolab in Paris.
Retail price: €250
Pages: 252 pages Format: 280 x 328 mm
Binding: printed clothbound hardcover
Paper stock: Artic Volume Highwhite 200 g/m2
Retail price: €95
Report by cercledart.com