One user of ETSI is selling a very interesting a vintage advertising poster for the ‘Giant’s Despair‘ Road Race.
The Giant’s Despair hill climb event was started in the 1950’s and was described at the time as “the most severe hill climbing course on which an automobile race was ever run in this country.”
The course runs a mile in length with a 650’ vertical climb of which the last one-quarter mile rises at more than 22 degrees. Today’s famous “Pike’s Peak” hillclimb has a maximum incline of only 14 degrees.
At the same time, a road-race course with the strange sounding name of Brynfan Tyddyn was built on a farm property just west of Wilkes-Barre. The road race and hillclimb events were organized as a combined weekend affair as National Championship points were given for both events – Brynfan Tyddyn on Saturday with Giants Despair on Sunday.
In those years, Saab cars were very successful in these races, and participated in up to 4 Saab drivers in one race, with Saab 93B GT and In late 1959 the Saab 93F models,
The poster features a Saab 93f GT two-stroke bullnose. As you can see in the picture – The image looks great, very sharp and vibrant. This is a high resolution scan of the original poster, including the rough edges and various scratches and marks from the original. It is printed on some heavy cardstock. The printing is sharp and vibrant.
The dimensions of the poster are 17 x 11 inches, and its price is USD 84.21. With some nice frame, this can be a great SAAB decoration on your wall