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 […]

Mauro Forghieri, Ferrari, klemcoll

Mauro Forghieri, the great Italian racing car designer, has died at the ago of 87. He was without question the greatest such designer of the second half of the 20th Century. He was often compared to Colin Chapman at Lotus, but he was perhaps even more significant for while Chapman was a great chassis designer, […]

Silverstone, Ascari, Villoresi, Nino Farina

Before the July 14, 1951 British Grand Prix at Silverstone where the modern Formula 1 had begun with the 1950 British Grand Prix here are three of the top Italian drivers, from the left, Alberto Ascari, Luigi Villoresi and Giuseppe “Nino” Farina. Farina was driving for the Alfa Romeo team in an Alfetta 159 while […]

Monaco Grand Prix, Tabac Corner, McLaren, Denis Hulme, klemcoll

We love the dynamics of this photograph. It shows Denny Hulme with his McLaren M7A turning into Tabac Corner during the Monaco Grand Prix on May 26, 1968. Tabac was so called because of a tobacco products store which was once on that corner. The narrow entry to Tabac swung the cars under full acceleration […]

Lotus, Monaco, Innes Ireland, klemcolla

This rather sad photograph was taken during the Monaco Grand Prix on May 29, 1960. Shown here is a truly exhausted Innes Ireland as he pushes his works Lotus 18 with its Climax 2.5 liter 4 cylinder motor up Ste. Devote hill and approaches the entry to Casino Square. Ireland was fresh off a win […]

Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari, klemcoll

It is a chilly though sunny early February day in 1965 at the Modena Aerautodromo, which combined an airport for small planes with a test circuit using the surrounding taxiways. The circuit was often used by Ferrari for test sessions in the years prior to the construction of the Fiorano test circuit across the road […]

Juan Fangio, Ferrari, klemcoll

Here we are in Woodcote corner, the very fast final corner on the old Silverstone circuit as Juan Manuel Fangio, assisted by the Ferrari mechanics, pushes is Ferrari-Lancia toward the grid. The race will be the British Grand Prix which took place on July 14, 1956. Fangio was joined on the Ferrari team by Peter […]

Felice Bonetto, Ferrari, Klemcoll, Bari

We love this portrait of the Italian driver Felice Bonetto, taken before the Bari Grand Prix for F2 cars which was held on June 12, 1949. Bari is a city on the southern part of Italy’s Adriatic coast and the circuit was a temporary street circuit which ran along the sea coast, around the western […]