The Great Challenge

Dieter Streve-Mülhens presents the motorsport photography of Rainer W. Schlegelmilch in an encyclopaedia of the great drivers of their time. "The Great Challenge" series recounts the great races and their heroes, their victories and defeats from 1962 until end of 2006. Expressive portraits are interspersed with thrilling racing scenes and photos documenting the spirit of the age.


Each copy of the limited edition is numbered calligraphically and personally signed by Dieter Streve-Mülhens and Rainer W. Schlegelmilch.


If you are only interested in the Schumacher Era:
As each of the four previous volumes of “The Great Challenge” is limited to 1800 numbered books, these book numbers have been reserved for the owners of the complete sets. If you wish to own only The Schumacher Era, you will receive a volume numbered between 1801 and 2400 from the 600 additionally printed copies. However, should you plan to purchase the entire set of books, please
inform us of your intention, so that we can reserve a personal book number (x/1800) for your entire set. If you already have a personal book number from your purchase of the previous volumes, please tell us what it is (x/1800, see page 4) when you place your order.

About all books:

  • Idea and conception by Dieter Streve-Mülhens (publisher and race driver of historic cars)
  • Photography and graphic design by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch (involved in Formula 1 since 1962)
  • Driver biographies are written by well known motor racing journalists.
  • J256 - 262 pages, landscape format 34 x 28 cm
  • Bilingual text (German/English)
  • Case and slipcase in library buckram
  • Lenticular picture on front cover
  • Slipcases in the helmet colours of the respective driver, Clark Era in Lotus colours
  • Paper: 170 g/m2 Zanders Ikono matt
  • Printing: black & white in triplex, 4-colour offset print, 200 lpi, both glossy
  • Serigraphs (of every World Champion) on semi-transparent paper
  • Price: 250 Euro plus P&P
  • Handcrafted bookends made of high-quality acrylic glass for all five volumes: 250 Euros