Tony Brooks, klemcoll, Spa-Francorchamps, Vanwall

Tony Brooks has died at the ago of 90. Here he is with the winner’s garlands after his victory with a Vanwall in the 1958 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. Brooks that year was teamed with Stirling Moss and Stuart Lewis-Evans in the Vanwall team, but as the definite Number Two as Moss had choice […]

Alfa Romeo, klemcoll, Crystal Palace, Kenneth Evans

Seen above is an Alfa Romeo P3, now repainted in British Racing Green, being driven by owner Kenneth Evans during the Crystal Palace Cup on the Crystal Palace circuit in London on July 1, 1939. This Alfa P3 had been run as what amounts to a works car by the Scuderia Ferrari in Modena during […]

Duncan Hamilton, Tony Rolt, Jaguar, Le Mans, klemcoll

Duncan Hamilton brings his works Jaguar C-Type down the pit straight to celebrate their win of the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 13, 1953. Sitting next to Hamilton is his co-driver Tony Rolt who has had time to adopt some non-racing wear as two of the Jaguar mechanics ride along behind them. Not long […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, silverstone, Mike Hawthorn

Here is Mike Hawthorn with a Scuderia Ferrari 500F2 during the Daily Express International Trophy meeting at Silverstone on May 9, 1953. The International Trophy was a non-Championship race but by being promoted by the British Racing Drivers Club nevertheless usually attracted a broad Formula 1 entry. For the 1953 event Scuderia Ferrari sent only […]

Chimay, Ferrari, Roger Laurent, klemcoll

Here is the Belgian driver Roger Laurent and a mechanic from Jaques Swaters’ Ecurie Francorchamps standing next to a brand new Ferrari 500F2 (as much as any Ferrari racing car of the early 1950s was ever brand new) similar to the car that Alberto Ascari would use to win the 1952 and 1953 World Championships. […]

Shadow, Mosport, klemcoll

This is indeed a photo of a rare car – the AVS Shadow Mk. 1 in the pits during practice for its initial competition appearance at the CanAm race at Mosport on June 14, 1970. The Shadow was an attempt to create an innovative design for the CanAm. By the time Mosport came around, there […]

B. Bira, Maserati, klemcoll, Spa-Francorchamps

This is the well-known prewar driver “B. Bira” now racing postwar in his latest car, a new Maserati 250F in its first race, the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on June 20, 1954. Of course the real name of “B. Bira,” or Prince Bira as he was sometimes known , was actually Prince Birabongse Bhanudej […]

Mercedes-Benz, Stirling Moss, klemcoll, Aintree

And here is the man who finished second – by only a very few feet – Juan Manuel Fangio. Both drivers were in Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix cars. During practice Mercedes with four entries had proved faster than almost all others with only Jean Behra’s Maserati 250F getting among the German cars by setting the […]

Maserati, Monza, klemcoll, Frua

The old paddock at the famed Monza Grand Prix circuit near Milan is remembered for its stonework forming partial circles. And there was perhaps no better place to display a new Maserati Spyder. These photos were taken in at Monza on September 11, 1955 before the Italian Grand Prix. The Maserati was called the 2000cc […]

Alfa Romeo, Donington, Dick Seaman, klemcoll

Here we see a photo of the British driver Richard Seaman at “full chat” in an Alfa Romeo 8C35 during the Donington Grand Prix on October 3, 1936. The Alfa Romeo was an ex-Scuderia Ferrari car which had been sold to the well-known Swiss “gentleman diver” Hans Ruesch. Ruesch had previously raced other Alfas, two […]