Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ferrari 335S Mike Hawthorn 1957

Ugo Capeto, Ferrari 335S Mike Hawthorn 1957. Colored pencil on paper, 6"x9". ©2012.

Mike Hawthorn driving a Ferrari 335S at Le Mans in 1957. This is an original colored pencil drawing from a photograph in the book "Sports Car Racing, In Camera, 1950-59" by Paul Parker. The artwork is on Stonehenge archival paper.

At the 1957 "24 Hours of Le Mans", the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, Mike Hawthorn (1929-1959) was teamed up with Luigi Musso, an Italian racing driver, for the Scuderia Ferrari (Ferrari factory team). The Ferrari 335 Sport they were driving suffered a blown engine after 56 laps forcing the retirement of the Anglo-Italian duo from the race.

The Ferrari 335 Sport is the successor to the Ferrari 315, with a more powerful V-12 engine (4.023 liters, 390.0 bhp @ 7800 rpm). It is a spider/spyder (open two seater sports car) with a body designed and built by Carrozzeria Scaglietti.

Prints are available at Ferrari 335S Mike Hawthorn 1957 on

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