Ferrari, klemcoll, Mauro Forghieri, Brands Hatch

Ferrari’s Technical Director Mauro Forghieri stands behind the Ferrari 330P4 which will be driven by Chris Amon and Jackie Stewart in the B.O.A.C. International 500 six hour race at Brands Hatch In England on July 7, 1967. Even though the race would be six hours, the race title sponsor B.O.A.C. (now British Airways) decided to […]

Mille Miglia, Aston Martin, klemcoll

At this moment we are with Reg Parnell and Louis Klemantaski on top of the starting ramp on Viale Venezia opposite the Parco Rebuffone in Brescia just before 5:35 A.M. on May 2, 1954.. Greeting Parnell and Klemantaski as they pull into their starting position is Renzo Castagneto, one of the four founders of the […]

Alfa Romeo, Spanis GP, klemcoll, Ferrari. Talbot

In the early 1950s color motor racing photography was quite rare, primarily because motoring publishers of both books and magazines were unwilling to undertake the expense and difficulties then involved in printing color images. One well-known motor racing photographer of that time said, “Every photo I took in color was one I might have sold […]

Ferrari, Brescia, Mille Miglia, klemcoll

This is the scene in Ferrari’s preparation area near Brescia on April 23, 1949 the day before these cars will start the Mille Miglia. Grouped here are three of the new 166MM barchettas with Touring bodywork (nos. 624, 641 and 642) and an earlier 166 Spider Corsa (n. 630). All these cars were team cars […]

French Grand Prix, Emmanuel de Graffenried, klemcoll

The first French Grand Prix was held on a series of public roads near Lyon in 1914 and was won by a Mercedes. In 1947 there were no Mercedes but the Grand Prix was held again at Lyon on September 21 although on a much shorter temporary street circuit. Here is the talented Swiss “gentleman […]

Reims, French Grand Prix, klemcoll, Fangio, Ferrari

This very atmospheric photograph shows the tribunes on the left and the pits building across the Ruote Nationale, all filled with spectators, excited for the coming start of the French Grand Prix on the Reims-Gueux public road circuit on July 4, 1954. This was a special Grand Prix because it marked the first return of Mercedes-Benz since the prewar […]

Stirling Moss, Denis Jenkinson, Mercedes-Benz, Mill Miglia, klemcoll

With the death of Stirling Moss, we present here photos from his most famous races. Of course Stirling Moss had perhaps his most famous victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia, driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with his great friend Denis Jenkinson as his navigator. This photo was taken at the top of the Futa Pass […]

Stirling Moss, Le Mans, klemcoll, Mercedes-Benz

A racer’s racer, a gentleman, a friend. All who had the pleasure to know him and many who only revered him will miss him deeply. Photo by Yves Debraine ©The Klemantaski Collection – http://www.klemcoll.com

Ferrari, Maranello, klemcoll

This is the scene in the factory yard outside the Racing Department at Ferrari in Maranello as preparations are underway before the 1957 Mille Miglia which for these entries will start in Brescia on the morning of May 12. On the left is a newly-constructed 335 Sport which will be driven by Peter Collins with his […]

Cooper, Spa-Francorchamps, Jochen Rindt, John Surtees, klemcoll

The Belgian Grand Prix took place on the super-fast old Spa-Francorchamps circuit on June 12, 1966. It was both exciting and terrifying. Here is Jochen Rindt in a works-entered V12-engined Cooper-Maserati 81, braking on the approach to the La Source hairpin after heavy rain with the Ferrari 312 of John Surtees following in the spray. […]