In 1901 Henry Ford raced to an amazing underdog win in his home-built race car, in an audacious bid to gain Funding for his automobile endeavors. For winning the race he received $1000 and a Cut Glass Punchbowl to serve as a Trophy. The Money, a small fortune at the time, went on to start Ford Motor Company, but after Henry's death, the Famous Glass Punchbowl was lost to history.
We here at l'art et l'automobile are tenacious historians, especially when it comes to Racing Legends, and we also avidly collect and curate any pieces of racing history we can find. Thusly, we contribute a collection of Ford memorabilia to bolster the spirit of the hunt for this famous artifact, as well as a small sampling of our Trophy collection, that perhaps you can take home a piece that becomes a priceless heirloom to your family.
The collection can be found here, so feel free to tour the gallery at your leisure. Also make sure to go to our Blogger account and read a much more detailed article by Daniel Stroll about this amazing story.
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Inspired by the Art Deco and Italian Futurism movement, the paintings of Canadian artist Alain Lévesque are recognized by car enthusiasts throughout the world. We are proud to feature Alain Lévesque's artwork in our gallery, so click the button below to read about our collection of his artwork which we discussed in detail.
The Holiday Season is in full swing, so we wanted to share a little Historical Holiday Cheer from all of us at l'art et l'automobile. Though it may seem like the tradition of spraying champagne after a race is as old as motor sport itself, the story has more intricate roots. It all began in 1967, when Dan Gurney started the tradition that has graced and stained countless podiums began.