Vintage Saab Road Race - Art Print
A reprint of a vintage 1960's advertising poster for the 'Giant's Despair' Road Race*.
The poster features a Saab two-stroke bullnose 93f, only five copies of the original are known to exist, we have scanned one of the originals, to produce this extremely accurate reproduction.
This is a high-resolution scan of the original poster, including the rough edges and various scratches and marks from the original. It is printed on high quality 200gsm paper. The printing is sharp and vibrant.
Printed at 11" x 17" (A3 - 297mm x 420mm) but can be printed at any size - email us for a quote.
*The Giant's Despair hill climb event was started in the 1950's and was described at the time as "the most severe hill climbing course on which an automobile race was ever run in this country.” The course runs a mile in length with a 650’ vertical climb of which the last one-quarter mile rises at more than 22 degrees. Today’s famous “Pike’s Peak” hillclimb has a maximum incline of only 14 degrees. At the same time, a road-race course with the strange sounding name of Brynfan Tyddyn was built on a farm property just west of Wilkes-Barre. The road race and hillclimb events were organized as a combined weekend affair as National Championship points were given for both events – Brynfan Tyddyn on Saturday with Giants Despair on Sunday.
Shipped in a cardboard tube.