The streets of Monaco have been synonymous with Grand Prix racing since the first round the corners race in 1929. In 1967, the race pictured in the 1968 poster, Denny Hulme won the race on his way to the World Championship. Grand Prix racing was an eclectic affair in the 1960’s with manufacturers like Ferrari and Honda going against small privateers like Lotus, BRM and Brabham. Jack Brabham and his protege Hulme won consecutive championships in 1966 and 1967 – Brabham’s 1966 championships remain the only one with a driver winning in a car carrying his name. The 1968 race would be won by the King of Monaco, Graham Hill, who took top place 4 times in the decade.
The 1968 Olympic Winter Games were held in Grenoble, France. Jean-Cluade Killy won a record setting three Gold medals in all men’s alpine skiing events. Peggy Fleming won the only Gold Medal for the USA and ABC televised the games in color for the first time. This is the official poster for those games.