M. De Laurencin

1960s French Motorcycle Racing Poster, Bourg-en-Bresse

$325.00
  • 1960s French Motorcycle Racing Poster, Bourg-en-Bresse

M. De Laurencin

1960s French Motorcycle Racing Poster, Bourg-en-Bresse

$325.00

Date: 1960s
Size: 15.25 x 23.25 inches
Artist: M. De Laurencin

For two decades, the world's best motorcycle riders would face off at Vennes's racetrack in Bourg-en-Bresse in eastern France, each man believing they were the fastest rider. Both motorcycle and sidecar races took place on the circuit, with local men Lowry Burton and Joseph Duhem being undeniable speed kings of the sidecar races. In 1953 and 1954, the event took place in a circuit that cut right through the city but it permanently moved in 1955 to a three kilometer track that skirted a forest and clusters of trees. Because the championship pre-dated the enforcement of safety regulations, many racers died over the years (1953, 1969, 1973) and caused the race to be permanently shut down in 1975, never to be taken up in other locations.

The last race in 1975 included such star athletes as Jack Findlay (Australia), Michel Balloche (France), René Guili (France), and Rudi Kurth (Swiss).

Poster is in overall very good condition with obvious folds and some minor foxing.