Auto Racingby Joe Bridge
Circuit du Haut-Jura
Unique image in muted colors of a French car and motorcycle race.It is not clear if this is to be an auto race, a motorcycle race, or a combination of the two, as it is being put on by the Motorcycle division of the Automobile Club of the Haut Jura department of France. Sponsored by the Paris newspaper Le Petit Parisien, the most widely read paper in the world. The race covers 279 km, about 175 miles, in a loop, with expected lapse time of 7 hours, not counting the indicated stops in seven cities. Starting and ending in the town of Saint Claude, near the Swiss border. A fine design enhanced by unusual coloration. New York born Bridge, whose real name was Jean Barrez, was born in New York but spent most of his professional career as illustrator, humorist and poster designer and publisher in Paris, where he died in 1967.