The Automotive Photography of Peter Coltrin with Commentary by Phil Hill
Original edition. Perfect condition. These are brand new books, never sold or re-sold. Perfect stay-at-home reading.
This book is a careful selection of some of the finest photographic images of Peter Coltrin from approximately 1957 to 1965. Chapters include: The Cars, The Drivers, Testing, Personalities, Racing, and The Rewards and the Risks. Commentary on each chapter by Phil Hill.
Who was Peter Coltrin? He lived in Modena, Italy from 1958 until his death in 1982 where he recorded daily activities and new model introductions at Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini, as well as numerous test sessions at the Modena Aerautodromo and Monza. He was so well liked, and his work was so good, that he was welcomed virtually everywhere, and could come and go at Ferrari at his pleasure; he had true behind-the-scenes access. He also photographed many editions of the Targa Florio, the Italian Grand Prix and the Monaco Grand Prix. The photographic work of Peter Coltrin has been known and admired by Ferrari enthusiasts for many years. His archives were saved by collector Peter Sachs in his famed Klemantaski Collection.
This version is the original, published in 1978 by Barnes Publishing, in which a new printing process was utilized, revolutionary for its time, that combines extremely fine screens with special printing techniques to give a new life and brilliance to the printed page. Each reproduced photo is as clear and detailed as the original glossy photograph, holding all the various subtle tones and highlights as well.
Hardbound, fabric cover, 9 x 12 inches, 120 pages.