Dec 17 2016

Helck Family Collection Treasure: The Layout and Design for the 1961 Book “The Checkered Flag”

Among the treasures in the Helck Family Collection are sketch books of the layout and design for Peter Helck's first book The Checkered Flag. Here for the first time are the initial layouts for the proposed cover and chapters on the Vanderbilt Cup Races.


Howard Kroplick

Published in 1961, this masterpiece is a must-read chronicle of early road and track racing featuring many wonderful illustrations by Peter Helck.


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