Ferrari, Tazio Nuvolari, Franco Cortese, klemcoll

Here is the front of the starting grid for the Circuito di Parma which was typical of the Italian city street races, this one in Parma, during the immediate postwar years. In the front row are two significant cars, both Ferrari prototypes, getting an early taste of competition. In what was probably pole position on the […]

Ferrari, Silverstone, Richard Attwood, klemcoll

In October 1963 at the Paris Auto Show Ferrari introduced what they thought would be a new GT car to take over after the successful career of the 250 GTO. The result was the 250 LM, a rear-engined berlinetta very mechanically similar to the then current Ferrari prototype racer the 250P and its immediate successor […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, klemcoll, Wolfgang von Trips

The Le Mans Test Day in 1961 occurred on April 9. Ferrari wanted to see how their new Testa Rossa 250TRI/61 would do at Le Mans so they sent Wolfgang von Trips, seen here, to carry out the assignment. As can be seen it was evidently a rough day for the car, at both ends. […]

Stirling Moss, Swiss GP, klemcoll, HWM

Here is a young Stirling Moss about to go out to practice in his first World Championship F1 race, the Swiss Grand Prix which took place on the dangerous Bremgarten circuit at Berne on May 27, 1951. Moss is in one of John Heath’s F2 HWMs which were powered by the two liter four cylinder […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, Tertre Rouge, klemcoll

Here is a classic Klemantaski image of three Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas rounding Tertre Rouge on their way onto the long Mulsanne Straight early in the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 25, 1960 . The leading 250TR59/60 entered by Scuderia Ferrari is being driven by Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips. Behind them runs […]

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. […]