Road Racing Movies

N.p. N.p., 1956. Vintage handmade poster (or possibly maquette, or master) advertising a screening of three short films relating to a motorcycle road racing, including a race held in 1956 on the Isle of Man and another held in 1960, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The poster advertises the screenings as a one-time event to be held at the "Sidewinders Clubhouse" (with directions included) hosted by the Oregon Grand Prix Riders Association, followed by a "meeting of road racing enthusiasts." And all of these events likely followed by drinks at the bar.

The two photographs depict an action shot from the Isle of Man Senior T.T. in 1956 (top) and a view of the Westwood Circuit in Vancouver, British Columbia (the latter noting that the next race is in April 1960). Shown in the shot are sponsor posters on the track fence advertising Esso Extra Petrol and Motor Oil and Wellworthy Piston Rings Limited of Lymington (a company Hampshire, England).

The films on the docket for the screening include three shorts made by professional oil companies:

"Mud in Your Eye" (Scrambles or Trials) by C.C. Wakefield
"The North West 200" (Irish road race) by C.C. Wakefield
"Isle of Man trophy" produced by Shell Oil Company

Contact information for the event appears at the bottom margin (Bob Waring and Dick Kellogg, with respective phone numbers), admission price (50 cents), and "Refreshments Available").

A composite of a single piece of cardboard, a strip of medium weight paper, and two photographs. The details of the show are printed on to the paper using mimeograph paper, indicating strongly that there may have been more than one poster created. Photographs are attached to the cardboard and paper, respectively, with the whole poster held together with staples at the right and left margins.

11 x 24 inches. Attached photos 8 x 10 inches (top) and 3.75 x 10 inches (bottom) respectively. Folded twice horizontally, lightly toned at the edges, with a few tiny chips at the left and right edge. Supple, Very Good or better overall.


[Book #149083]

Price: $485.00