Ferrari, Nurburgring, klemcoll

This was the original Nürburgring at the height of its fame. Here is the start of the German Grand Prix which took place on August 1, 1954. This dramatic image was captured from the grass at the edge of the track a few hundred yards from the grid which was located next to the timing […]

Stirling Moss, Jaguar

A lovely day at Silverstone with plenty of sunshine for Stirling Moss and the Production Sports Car race of May 10, 1952 which was one of several support races for the main event, the International Daily Express Trophy Race which was held in two heats and a final. Quite a full day of racing with […]

Fangio, Maserati, Rouen, klemcoll

Klemantaski told us that he considered this to be his best ever photograph. It shows Juan Manuel Fangio winning the French Grand Prix at the Rouen-les Essarts public road circuit on July 7, 1957. The original square image, on 120 film, was shot using a Rolleiflex, not Klemantaski’s usual Leica. He was trying to pan […]

Bira, Maserati, klemcoll

Here is Prince B. Bira of Siam with his Maserati 4CL in its Siamese colors at the Jersey International Road Race which took place on the Channel island of Jersey on May 8,1947. After the War, racing on public roads was forbidden in England. However, that law did not apply to places such as Northern […]

Surtees, Ferrari, Masta, klemcoll

This is John Surtees with his Ferrari 312 on the exit from the Masta Kink at Spa-Francorchamps during the Belgian Grand Prix on June 13, 1966. The Masta Kink was a very fast, often flat in the dry, left-right midway down the long straight between Malmédy and Stavelot. Since it was lined with buildings and fences […]

Richie Ginther, klemcoll, Monaco

It might seem unusual to suggest that a top level driver’s best race was when he finished second. Although it would be a matter of opinion of course, it is very possible that Richie Ginther’s best race was the May 14, 1961 Monaco Grand Prix. For Monaco that year Ferrari entered three of its new […]

Ascari, Ferrari, Monza, Klemcoll

This is another wonderful Klemantaski photograph, catching the smiling expression of Alberto Ascari in his Ferrari 375/F1 as he overtakes the Alfa Romeo 159 of Juan Manuel Fangio on the entry to Porfido at the end of Monza’s back straight during the Italian Grand Prix on September 16, 1951. The Italian Grand Prix was always […]

Mosport, Lotus, Ronnie Peterson

We have always loved this dramatic photograph of Ronnie Peterson in the Lotus 72 on a damp track during practice for the Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport which took place on September 22, 1974. In 1974 the Lotus 72 was illustrative of that old racing saw, “Nothing is as old as last year’s race car,” which it […]

This is perhaps Louis Klemantaski’s most famous image: Peter Collins on his way to victory during the Giro di Sicilia on April 8, 1956 in a 3.5 liter Ferrari 857S with Klemantaski as his navigator. The Giro, known as the Tour of Sicily in English, was a 671 mile open road circumnavigation of the island, often used […]

We are standing on the front row of the grid at the Nürburgring just before the start of the German Grand Prix on August 5, 1956. Closest to the camera is the Ferrari-Lancia of poleman Juan Manuel Fangio who is pulling on his gloves at the side of his car. The next two cars, also […]