Just in time for Montreal’s Grand Prix, our best friend Steve Thomas (you can read more about him here) has created for us a custom poster celebrating our loudest and largest summer race!
According to Wikipedia “The Canadian Grand Prix (French: Grand Prix du Canada) is an annual auto race held in Canada since 1961. It has been part of the Formula One World Championship since 1967. It was first staged at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario as a sports car event, before alternating between Mosport and Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec after Formula One took over the event. After 1971, safety concerns led to the Grand Prix moving permanently to Mosport. In 1978, after similar safety concerns with Mosport, the Canadian Grand Prix moved to its current home on Notre Dame Island in Montreal”.
From raucous street parties and all night parties to day long slogs to and from the race site, Montreal is said to celebrate the Grand Prix with a fervor seen in few other locations.
Formula One racing (F1 to fans) has had many heroes (like Aryton Senna, about whom a fabulous documentary was made; the fantastically talented Michael Schumacher who was perhaps one of the greatest F1 drivers ever, and Niki Lauda, the only driver to win for Ferrari and Mclaren), and just as many villains (Alain Prost comes to mind).
Another one of our friends, Mads Berg, created this fabulous poster below for the Zurich Grand Prix. It’s available on-line or in store @ L’Affichiste.
Montreal celebrates them all in a week long extravaganza that brings the city to a standstill and brings in supermodels, celebrities and racing fanatics from all over the world. L’Affichiste salutes them all and wishes the drivers a clean race, sunny skies, and to the winner – a shower of fine Champagne!