Grand Prix of Cuba Feb. 25 at Havana, Anonymous Artists

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Artist   Anonymous Artists - View Bio
Title   Grand Prix of Cuba Feb. 25 at Havana
Date Of Work   1957
Dimensions   20.5 x 28.5
Notes   Original vintage Cuban racing poster, a vibrant 500 Km. Grand Prix of Cuba poster (Feb. 25 at Havana). On February 25, 1957 Fangio won in Havana the 1st Grand Prix of Cuba (the first Formula 1 race in Havana).

The first race of Formula 1 in Havana, simply known as First Grand Prix of Cuba. The circuit consisted of Malecon, then nearly 6 miles through the area of Maine, known today as La Piragua. The race was for 90 laps, roughly about 500km altogether.
There were 19 drivers from 11 countries and three most famous constructors of the time. The most famous drivers were: Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina, then with four championships, the British Stirling Moss (runner up from the previous year) and Peter Collins (ended on the 3rd that year), Eugenio Castellotti (Italian champion), the Americans Masten Gregory (U.S. champion) Harry Shell, Carroll Shelby and Phil Hill and Portage Alfonso (spanish champion). Representing Cuba was Alfonso Gomez Mena. The constructors were Ferrari, Maserati and Jaguar.
Although the Marques de Portago did lead during most of the race, his engine blew I think about two laps away from making the finish line; he was really pushing his car. Fangio took the trophy."
The poster was also printed with an extra green plate that puts grass below the car and inside the letters "of Cuba".
Price Category   Category D  View Price Categories
Inventory Number   13024