March, Chris Amon, klemcoll, Monaco GP

Here is the unlucky man himself, Chris Amon with his always recognizable red and blue helmet decoration. He often led a grand prix and would then have it all taken away by mechanical failure, sometimes not far from the finish. Here he is in the works March-Ford 701 during practice for the Monaco Grand Prix […]

Maserati, klemcoll, Nurburgring

In the pits before the start of the isürburgring 1000km race on May 5, 1960 is the Maserati T61 entered by Lloyd “Lucky” Casner’s Camoradi USA Racing Team. The Maserati would be driven by Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney. Although not the fastest in practice, they would be first at the end, about three minutes […]

Dan Gurney, Denis Jenkinson, Eagle, klemcoll

Here we are during practice for the Monaco Grand Prix which took place on May 7, 1967. Seen in the pits is Dan Gurney in his All American Racers Eagle-Weslake with its Weslake Engineering-built 3 liter V12 motor. This motor had been designed to Gurney’s order by Aubrey Woods who had worked for BRM and […]

Monza, Ray Crawford, klemcoll

The Race of Two Worlds was run at Monza in 1957 and again in 1958. This photo shows Indianapolis driver Ray Crawford in his Offenhauser-engined Mirror Glaze Special in the pits during practice. The lady sitting on Crawford’s racer for a publicity photo was know as Bionda (Blondie) by Crawford’s fellow Indy regulars. This Indy […]

Alfa Romeo, klemcoll, Crystal Palace

Here we have two photos of the same car, both taken at the Crystal Palace circuit in the south of London itself on April 2, 1938. The driver appears to be the English amateur driver Buddy Featherstonhaugh (pronounced “Fanshaw”!) who had it on loan from its Swiss owner Hans Ruesch. Featerstonhaugh was a professional jazz […]

JIM SITZ, OLIVIER GENDEBIEN, FERRARI, KLEMCOLL

This lovely image was taken by our dear friend the photo-journalist Jim Sitz during practice for the Swedish Grand Prix, a six hour race for sports cars at the Råbelövsbanan circuit at Kristianstad, which took place on August 8, 1957. This portrait is of the talented Belgian driver Olivier Gendebien who was driving one of […]

Alfa Romeo, Bremgarten, Jean-Pierre Wimille, klemcoll

Prewar color racing photographs are very rare. This one was taken during practice for the 1938 Swiss Grand Prix on the Bremgarten circuit in Bern. Not only was 35mm color film difficult to find but obtaining a good image of a moving racing car in color was near impossible with a film speed of ASA […]

Alberto Ascari, klemcoll, Spa-Francorchamps, Ferrari

The raised apex of the La Source hairpin was always a favorite spot for photographers during races at Spa-Francorchamps as it allowed for close up photographs of the drivers at work at low speeds on this otherwise super fast circuit. Also, as here, the often wet Spa weather did not involve the massive amounts of […]

Jaguar, Mille Miglia, Stirling Moss, klemcoll

Here we are in the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia Italy during scrutineering for the Mille Miglia which will start later that night of April 25, 1953 and run throughout the following day. Stirling Moss is pushing his works Jaguar C-Type along with his passenger Mort Morris-Goodall, then Jaguar’s competition manager, as an official directs them […]

klemcoll, John Surtees, Cooper, Oulton Park

John Surtees, seen above, was already a famous motorcycle racer having won a total of seven World Championships on both 350cc and 500cc machines for MV Agusta. Now he was thinking about trying four wheels… So here he is on the grid at Oulton Park on April 2, 1960 aboard a Cooper-BMC T52 FJr. entered […]