WEEKEND HEROES BY ADRIAENSENS
The strength of Weekend Heroes is its remarkable period colour photography. All colour images in these three volumes were scanned from original 35mm Kodachrome and Anscochrome slides, and 120mm Ektachrome transparencies. Our main source are collections we gathered over the years from amateur photographers (Joe and Margaret Smith, Bob Lytle, Al Long, etc.) who usually wandered around the track and pits shooting pictures. So much different from professional photography who always used black and white film (magazines were not printed in colour yet) and had to make sure they had every competitor in action from one or two vantage points. This results in the same images, only with a different car; he had to make sure to have at least on action shot of the eventual winner, something he obviously didn’t know at the start of the race.
To experience 1950s California sports car racing in vivid colour zips you right back to those days as if it were yesterday. This makes Weekend Heroes unique among motor sport books.
Bob Gurr, famous for his connection with the Disney Studios, was a flagman working at both CSCC and SCCA events. He carried around his Leica, again with terrific full action results.
There’s no doubt you will enjoy the new Weekend Heroes over and over again, a true time machine that brings you back to the California sports car racing scene in the 1950s.
Although unread, this book has been dropped, the hard cover damaged as shown and the spine loosened.