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[All-American Racing Press Kit / Sponsorship Prospectus]

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[All-American Racing Press Kit / Sponsorship Prospectus]

1,000.00

An original photographic binder, likely a press kit or sponsorship prospectus, from the inaugural year of competition for All American Racers (AAR), the important auto racing team founded by Dan Gurney and Carroll Shelby in an effort to field a fully-American designed, built, and powered car to compete at the highest levels of U.S.A.C National Championship (Indy Car) and World Championship Grand Prix (Formula One) competition. 

This preparation for the 1966 season, captured here in 20 clear, enlarged photographs, produced the Eagle Mk1 (also referred to as the Eagle Westlake T1G), one of the most ambitious and heralded designs in the history of motorsport. Shown in these photos are early plywood design mock-ups of the car's design (which was headed by former British Lotus designer Len Terry), views of the initial aluminum chassis build, engine testing, etc... providing a vivid and highly technical glimpse into the design and build process of one of the most significant American racing cars ever produced.

Gurney and Shelby are inarguably two of the most important figures in modern American motorsports and automotive design, with this binder serving as an important and possibly unique primary record of the nexus of their AAR collaboration. 

GURNEY, Dan : SHELBY, Carroll ; [Auto Racing] : [Design]. [All-American Racing Press Kit / Sponsorship Prospectus]. Santa Ana, California: All American Racers, Inc., [1966]. 4to. binder of materials including 4 leaves (one with an embossed letterhead design) with type to rectos only and 20 black and white silver print photographs, single weight bordered prints, each approximately 8" x 10." Photos each with a type written adhesive label mounted near lower margins. One photograph with some tearing to the image area from label removal, a few photos cropped at upper margins. Overall contents well preserved, about very good, placed in new archival clear pages in a dust-proof three-ring binder. Original, empty pressboard binder with non-archival photo sleeves also included. Very good.

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An original photographic binder, likely a press kit or sponsorship prospectus, from the inaugural year of competition for All American Racers (AAR), the important auto racing team founded by Dan Gurney and Carroll Shelby in an effort to field a fully-American designed, built, and powered car to compete at the highest levels of U.S.A.C National Championship (Indy Car) and World Championship Grand Prix (Formula One) competition. 

This preparation for the 1966 season, captured here in 20 clear, enlarged photographs, produced the Eagle Mk1 (also referred to as the Eagle Westlake T1G), one of the most ambitious and heralded designs in the history of motorsport. Shown in these photos are early plywood design mock-ups of the car's design (which was headed by former British Lotus designer Len Terry), views of the initial aluminum chassis build, engine testing, etc... providing a vivid and highly technical glimpse into the design and build process of one of the most significant American racing cars ever produced.

Gurney and Shelby are inarguably two of the most important figures in modern American motorsports and automotive design, with this binder serving as an important and possibly unique primary record of the nexus of their AAR collaboration. 

GURNEY, Dan : SHELBY, Carroll ; [Auto Racing] : [Design]. [All-American Racing Press Kit / Sponsorship Prospectus]. Santa Ana, California: All American Racers, Inc., [1966]. 4to. binder of materials including 4 leaves (one with an embossed letterhead design) with type to rectos only and 20 black and white silver print photographs, single weight bordered prints, each approximately 8" x 10." Photos each with a type written adhesive label mounted near lower margins. One photograph with some tearing to the image area from label removal, a few photos cropped at upper margins. Overall contents well preserved, about very good, placed in new archival clear pages in a dust-proof three-ring binder. Original, empty pressboard binder with non-archival photo sleeves also included. Very good.