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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The beginning of Automotive sculptures mirrors the development of the automobile itself. The sculptures that came out of the 1890’s and early 1900’s in Europe and America and the artwork were mainly commissioned by race organizers and manufacturers as trophies and awards. Those early pieces were orientated towards usage rather than collection to glorify the product, the driver or the event.
The Louis Vuitton/Razzia Connection.
Louis Vuitton probably does not really need any introduction. It is a pretty well known name, originally recognized for their luxury luggage with the famous LV monogram.