John Fitch: Hero, Racer, Friend. Discover artifacts from the personal Library of the late John Fitch (1917-2012), an amazing man and personal friend, who's accomplishments other men only dream of. We here at l’art et l’automobile have acquired a collection of his race programs from some of the events around the world where John raced for Briggs Cunningham and Mercedes-Benz, as well as several other venerable teams and manufacturers like HWM, MG, Cooper, Fiat etc.
Check out a fantastic article here, written by our owner and curator Jacque Vocher, detailing the life and achievements of his friend, John Fitch.
Also, below is a list of items in our new collection of artifacts sourced from John's own personal collection, please review them at your leisure:1937 Grosser Preis von Deutschland at the Nurburgring program, autographed
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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.