A book about Phil Hill, Wolfgang von Trips and the 1961 Grand Prix season.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Life Magazine Visits Wolfgang von Trips
A reporter and photographer from Life magazine visited Wolfgang von Trips at his family castle outside Cologne on August 1, 1961. They came to prepare a profile of the young count in expectation that he would win the Grand Prix championship a month later at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. Von Trips crashed and died on the second lap of that race, and the profile never ran. But you can see a few of Life's photographs in their archive.
Author of THE LIMIT, published November 2011, and I.M. PEI: MANDARIN OF MODERNISM. Editor of the House & Home section of The New York Times for seven years. Contributor to The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and many other publications.