Six decades of great F1 drivers in Igor’s collection of pictures and autographs

The pictures include some of F1's most dramatic moments

The pictures include some of F1's most dramatic moments

Remember I said I didn’t see the point of autographs? I take it all back. Have a look at these great pictures from Igor’s massive collection of F1 driver autographs.

From Vettel to Andretti, and Massa to Scheckter, his collection spans six decades of Formula 1 and mainly centres around Ferrari drivers, plus a few others including Stirling Moss and Jack Brabham.

He’s even got a picture of the infamous 1997 Schumacher-Villeneuve collision signed by both drivers, and one of the 1990 Senna-Prost clash with Prost’s autograph.

Igor explains:

I wrote to many retired Ferrari drivers. I send only best quality pictures, mostly 20 x 30cm and always add a nice personal letter.

With all responses I have and some really nice words from such legends like Dan Gurney, Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham, Jacky Ickx, Chris Amon, and others. I truly believe that they enjoy this as much I or other collectors do.

Having autograph on a nice racing photo or a candid portrait, creates one of a kind item and makes a special connection.

I sent Ross Brawn a letter last month with some photos from Australian and Malaysian GPs. Last year it “worked” with Gerhard Berger, I sent him a letter congratulating on Vettel’s victory at the Italian GP with lots of photos of him driving for Ferrari, as well as of Vettel and Boudais.

A small selection of Igor’s photos are below. To see the full lot visit his Picasa page here.

If you can top that collection – or even approach it – I’d love to hear about it. Drop me a line via the contact form or you can share pictures on the F1 Fanatic drop.io.

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32 comments on Six decades of great F1 drivers in Igor’s collection of pictures and autographs

  1. IDR said on 14th May 2009, 19:18

    Igor,

    Congratulations for having patient and motivation enough to produce this great collection of pics.

    I have already “stolen” most of them for my personal “library” of F1 pics!!!

    Tons of thanks for sharing this with us!

  2. Wow! Those are really impressive!

    I have some I really treasure, like Stirling Moss, but your collection is amazing!

  3. Wesley said on 14th May 2009, 20:14

    Fantastic!!…great collection Igor,thanks for sharing.

  4. Great collection, Igor. You should be such a brave man to ask Alain Prost to sign a Picture in what Senna push him out of the track. Good one ;)

    I hope he was more excited than the nowadays guys

  5. anirudh said on 15th May 2009, 8:40

    Im impressed…. cant wait to try my luck!

  6. Chaz said on 15th May 2009, 10:16

    Wow…!

  7. Kutigz said on 15th May 2009, 16:01

    I must compliment your collection Igor – they are indeed rare & simply amazing! Nice ones bruv!

  8. Bigbadderboom said on 15th May 2009, 16:54

    Fanatastic set Igor, some great names and pics

  9. Jorge said on 18th June 2009, 2:26

    Great job, buddy! Amazing pictures. I think you are the guy!

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