Q) Are our images protected beneath copyright law?
A) Yes they are. The lion's share of our images are copyrighted The Henry Ford Museum or Ford Motor Company. Many were purchased from Dave Friedman and are known as the Dave Friedman Collection.
Q) How does Archivea GmbH have the rights to publish these images?
A) We have been a licensee and or press agent of Ford Motor Company and The Henry Ford Museums for more than 20 years. We are licensed to publish and to arrange for rights to be licensed to selected licensees beneath our contracts with the owners.
Q) What is Fordimages.com?
A) Archivea GmbH is the legal owner of the website Fordimages.com. We supply art publishing services to Ford dealerships, Ford enthusiasts and owners of special Ford vehicles.
Q) Do you ship worldwide?
A) Yes we do. We are fortunate to have a contract with SwissPost the number 1 ranked postal service in the world.
Q) Where do you print?
A) We print and frame in our own facility in Switzerland.
If you have any questions please give us a call or shoot us an email. Thanks! - Rick Weedn
We have been publishing since 1959.
My father, Jack Weedn started our publishing venture in Southern California making art prints, serigraphs and etchings in our garage. A bit later with a 1965 Mustang in the driveway we expanded to Grand Ave. in Santa Ana, a stone's throw from Dan Gurney's shop. I am Rick Weedn and I was raised in the glory days of California. I raced desert in the Mojave and Escape Country and Saddleback as an amateur. I befriended Tom White at Bob Maynards Orange County Cycle and began a lifelong love affair with sports cars and motorcycles.
Later friendships with the Gurney family, Ford Motor Company, Carroll Shelby Enterprises and The Henry Ford Museum added passion to our adventure. I learned publishing at 18 from my dad and have been publishing ever since.
In 2017 my son, Miguel Weedn and I moved to Switzerland, Portugal and Spain where we continue with our publishing ventures today. If you are ever in Lugano please drop by our gallery and say hello. Join us for some coffee and bench racing.