GTO 3987 on Mulholland

GTO 3987 on Mulholland

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Photograph of Enzo Ferrari at Monza

On September 5, 1970 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy, I had the good fortune to meet Enzo Ferrari. We spoke in the paddock during Saturday practice for the Italian Grand Prix. As we talked about my Ferrari GTO, Juan Manuel Fangio joined us and listened politely. The full story can be read here.

Two days ago, I came across the photo posted above while searching for photographs to use in my book about GTO 3987. It immediately caught my attention. Posted on Photobucket (below is the link to the photograph as I found it.), the picture is labelled '1970-Enzo_Bertet ACi-Monza'. The photo was taken on the same day and at the same place--in the paddock at Monza--where I had my encounter with Enzo Ferrari. It is conceivable that the photo was taken within a few minutes of that meeting. I contacted the gentleman who posted the photo--I've been following his blog for many months as it turns out--but he did not know who took the photograph or who might hold the copyright (as it is not watermarked).

I would like very much to find the photographer or copyright holder for two reasons: The first being that I would like to obtain permission to use the photograph in my book; the second being to ask if he/she might have taken a picture of Enzo Ferrari and Juan Manuel Fangio talking with a kid from California on that day. It would be too miraculous, but I have to ask.

Should anyone know the photographer or how to track down its copyright holder, I would be much obliged.

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