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Richard Mille presents a new collector book, published by its owned Éditions Cercle d’Art. Titled Car Racing 1968, this new publication succeeds three previous tomes of the ‘Car Racing’ series (1965, 1966, 1967).

Still through precious archives of the DPPI photographic agency, this new volume offers an immersion in the atmosphere of 1960s motorsport. Created in 1965 by a group of photographers fascinated by the fury of the track and the bravura of drivers, DPPI has always gone where the action is. And, in the ’60s, the expression was by no means mere metaphor!

F1, Mexican Grand Prix, Johnny Servoz-Gavin, Matra MS10

Impelled by the momentum of Matra, French motorsport underwent a renaissance in the 1960s. For the 1968 season, the French firm entered Formula 1 full time and even developed its own V12 engine! This ambitious commitment fanned public enthusiasm for Formula 1 Grand Prix racing in France. DPPI’s photographers, who were friends with Jean-Pierre Beltoise, had a front-row seat to this fantastic adventure.

F1, Mexican Grand Prix, Johnny Servoz-Gavin, Matra MS10
F1, Mexican Grand Prix, Chris Amon, Ferrari 312/68

The stars of the sixties are featured across the board in this volume. Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Jochen Rindt and the other driving and engineering virtuosos are amply represented, naturally. Unfortunately, this is only a glimpse in some cases… For, as one of the six stories written by Johnny Rives and Alain Pernot explains, fate was particularly cruel that year: too many drivers lost their lives at the wheel, including the talented Jim Clark, then at the top of his game.

Each book in the collection is also issued in a special cloth-boxed edition, limited to 200 copies, with an original photograph from the DPPI photo agency’s archives, printed on 315-gram Hahnemühle paper by the Picto laboratory in Paris and a certificate of authenticity.

Rallye Monte-Carlo, Björn Waldegård, Lars Helmer, Porsche 911 T

Car Racing 1968, 240 pages, 280 x 328 mm, paper Artic Volume Highwhite 200 g/m2, ISBN 978 2 7022 1123 6, € 95

Limited Edition 1968, cloth-bound boxed, limited-edition photograph in 200 numbered copies, certificate of authenticity, € 250

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