Hans Herrmann – racing legend
In March 2021, I had the privilege of visiting Hans Herrmann at his home near Stuttgart. I was warmly welcomed by him and his wife. His dedication on the photo of himself as a young racing driver, Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling was immortalised by Hans Herrmann and adorns the 1950s display case at the ZÜRIRING Motodrom. Friendships amongst racers in those days were not uncommon, although in the past there were plenty of racers who drove unfairly. I would therefore like to highlight Hans Herrmann’s words of appreciation, dedicated to Jo Siffert for being a nice guy and a fair racer. Hans Herrmann always comes back to Switzerland and it will be a great honour for me to be able to welcome him and his wife at the ZÜRIRING Motodrom. Thank you, Mr Herrmann, for your support, Tom Mächler.
Rainer W. Schlegelmilch – Photographer
As part of his final exam at the Bavarian State Institute for Photography in 1962, Rainer Schlegelmilch portrayed various racing drivers who competed in the 1,000 km race at the Nürburgring. Shortly thereafter, he attended his first Formula 1 Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps. In 1964 he opened his studio for photo design and advertising photography in Frankfurt. Since Rainer W. Schlegelmilch was by this time fascinated by motorsport, he continued to attend car races and sold – in addition to his advertising photography – photos to renowned publications such as Auto Motor und Sport, Powerslide, ADAC Motorwelt, Sports Car Graphic, Car & Driver, Road & Track, Auto Revue and AutoBild. Since 1993, Schlegelmilch has published around 40 illustrated books on vehicles from major car brands, the great years of sports car racing and Formula 1. Works about the teams, their drivers, but also about the technology and its protagonists.
In spring 2020, I wrote to Rainer W. Schlegelmilch and presented my project to him. From this enquiry a friendship has now blossomed, also with his charming wife Marianne. I would like to thank Rainer for his dedication in selecting his pictures from Motorsport Images, where his life’s work – 50 years of motorsport photography – has found a worthy showcase for a future in the digital age.
Stefano Luzzatto – media designer
As a huge Formula 1 fan and media designer with a focus on image processing and retouching, Stefano was a big help. Harnessing his professional background, Stefano applied to Rainer W. Schlegelmilch in 2001. He digitised his entire archive of Formula 1 and sports cars for him. Together with Rainer, Stefano designed numerous books and calendars. He was also responsible for all necessary image processing and pre-press work. All six display cases at the ZÜRIRING Motodrom have been professionally arranged and designed by Stefano. Thank you for the extremely rewarding teamwork!
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