Ferrari, Klemcoll, Luigi Villoresi, Giro di Sicilia

The Giro di Sicilia was a long lap sister race to the more famous Targa Florio. Whereas the Targa Florio was usually ten laps of the 45-mile Piccolo Madonie circuit, the Giro was one gigantic lap all around the island of Sicily which at a length of just over 1000km was somewhat longer than the […]

Ferrari, Dino, Targa Florio, klemcoll, Ricardo Rodriguez

Here is the young Mexican driver Ricardo Rodriguez waiting for his start time for the Targa Florio in Sicily on May 8, 1960. His car is a Ferrari Dino 196S with a two liter V6 single cam per bank motor, kind of half of a Ferrari V12. Ricardo will be sharing his “ride” with his […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, GP des Nations, Geneva

  This photograph shows Alberto Ascari in a 4.1 liter Ferrari 340F1 at the Grand Prix des Nations, held on a street circuit in the Swiss city of Geneva, on July 30, 1950. The Geneva race was not to count for that year’s newly-announced Formula 1 World Championship but still received a very strong entry […]

Ferrari, klemcoll

Here are some classic Ferraris that appeared at the Pebble Beach Lodge last weekend. Enjoy! This one is the ex-Peter Collins Ferrari 250GT long wheelbase spider speciale from 1957. A famous Ferrari 750 Monza once driven here by Phil Hill. A “Monument.” The one-off Ferrari Superfast, fitted with a competition sports car derived motor.   […]

Mercedes=Benz, Rudolf Caracciola, French Grand Prix

Before the war color photographs at motor races were very, very rare. The available film was very slow – its ASA rating of 8 made action shots almost impossible. In addition, the magazines of the time which covered motorsport did not print color images as to do so was too expensive. Nevertheless, some enterprising photographers […]

Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari, klemcoll, 250GTO

Here we are at the Modena aerautodromo on March 7, 1964 during a test of a Ferrari 250GTO/64 and a 330P, both visible on the transporter in this photograph. The group standing in front, from the left, are Nino Vaccarella, John Surtees with his arm around Michael Parkes, Ludovico Scarfiotti, all Scuderia Ferrari drivers participating […]

Porsche, Targa Florioi, John Wyer, klemcoll, Peter Coltrin

The 1970 Targa Florio would be held over 11 laps of the 45-mile Piccolo Madonie circuit in Sicily taking place on May 3rd. But before practice and the race the Porsche works cars were gathered for a special photo shoot. The works team of the rear three cars was entered by the eponymous JW Automotive […]

Luigi Villoresi, Alberto Adscari, Piero Taruffi, Nino Farina, Syracusa, Ferrari, kklemcoll

We are in Syracusa on the south portion of the east coast of the island of Sicily on March 15 1952, the day before the Syracuse Grand Prix for Formula 2 cars along with a sports car race in support known as the Coppa d’Oro Sport. Sitting on the old stone spectator benches across from […]

BRM, Folkingham, Raymond Mays, klemcoll

It is a wintry day on Thursday, December 15, 1949 at Folkingham Aerodrome in England for the presentation of the first BRM V16  supercharged 1.5 liter Grand Prix car which has been under construction and development since 1945. Folkingham was a former RAF field which had been closed in 1947 and where BRM was permitted […]

Alberto Acari, Ferrari, Bremgarten, klemcoll

This is then current World Champion Alberto Ascari in his Ferrari 500F2 at the Swiss Grand Prix held on August 23, 1953 on the Bremgarten park circuit in the city of Bern. The circuit was approximately 4.5 miles in length, quite fast with almost all sweeping corners and very dangerous when wet due to the […]