Original Enzo Ferrari Photograph in Alfa-Romeo P2, 1924
Price Code: SOLD
Enzo Ferrari, 1924
An important, original black and white photograph of Enzo Ferrari behind the wheel of his Alfa-Romeo P2 on the track at Lyon for the Grand Prix de Europe, held on August 3rd, 1924. The photograph is stamped to the reverse with the race dates, and has various photographer’s notations, and is marked Enzo Ferrari in handwritten pencil to the centre. The photograph has an acid free window mount, and is wrapped in museum acetate and is unframed.
Size: 5½ x 7 inches (14 x 18 cm)
In 1924, Ferrari was a young driver aged 26 and had been driving for Alfa-Romeo for four years. Together with teammates Ascari, Campari and Wagner, the 1924 season was the most successful for Enzo, racing in Alfa’s new P2. His driving career was to be short lived, as Enzo realized that driving was not his calling, and after a short hiatus (in part forced by Ascari’s premature death on the track in 1925), Ferrari’s focus shifted to team management. The rest, as they say, is history.
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