Auto Racingby Geo Ham
1935 French Grand Prix Race Poster
A red, a white, and a blue race car speed around the bend.The Grand Prix of the Automobile Club de France was one of the most prestigious races of its day, usually taking place within a week or two of Le Mans, yet it was run not on a real road, but a race course attached to the Montlhery Autodrome. The poster lists the participating countries and the cars entered by each. Germany was the big winner, with Mercedes taking three of the first five places. Since posters are routinely designed months in advance, the racing machines are often depicted more or less generically; here, however, Ham shows the actual models that ran in this race.