On May 8, 1982, the world lost the legendary race car driver Gilles Villeneuve, a victim of his own will to win, to be the best. Villeneuve lost in life in a tragic accident that happened on the road circuit of Zolder, Belgium.
We had all watched with increasing awe his rise to the very top of Formula 1 as a member of the most iconic of all teams, Ferrari. Transcending borders, Gilles became the most spectacular and popular Formula1 driver in the world, the idol of millions around the world.
The terrible accident at Zolder during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix meant that he is no longer with us in person, but his memory lives on to this day in everyone mind.
To commemorate his passing thirty years later, the Musée Gilles Villeneuve has produced a high quality lithograph that illustrates some great moments of his career: aboard his Ferrari, in conversation with Enzo Ferrari who treated him like a son, on the podium after his first Formula 1 victory, at Montreal in September 1978.
We can also see a “Labatt” logo, the company that played an essential role in his climb to success, and the “Salut Gilles” theme that we can still see on track surfaces and in the crowd at many Grand Prix every year.
Only 1227 copies (A combination of his two car numbers in F1, 12 and 27) of the lithograph will be produced, and sold for $350.
To order a copy, please contact the Musée Gilles-Villeneuve, at 1-800-639-0103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.