As an enthusiastic newcomer to the world of motor racing, photographer Rainer W. Schlegelmilch spent the sixties pursuing the sport’s leading drivers with his camera, immortal idols such as Jim Clark and Graham Hill, Jacky Ickx and Jackie Stewart. His black-and-white studies of their faces, in those days still visible beneath open-fronted helmets: capture a gripping array of emotions, ranging from concentration and a determined will to win, to anger and bitter disappointment.
The portraits, snapshots and dramatic action pictures of these racetrack heroes offer a fascinating and comprehensive insight into the motor racing scene of the 1960s at the Nürburgring, Le Mans, Monaco, Silverstone..
Large-format. Photographs around the racetrack, together with numerous illustrations of the state-of-the-art engines of the day, make the book a perfect pictorial record of the remarkable “Golden Sixties”.
The introductory texts accompanying the chapter on each driver, and the captions to the illustrations, are written by Hartmut Lehbrink, the well-known motor-racing author.
With over 500 illustrations.