klemcoll, Nurburgring, Gunther Molter

Here is one of the classic race start photographs, but in this case taken not at Le Mans but at the Nürburgring at the start of the famous 1000 Km. race on May 31, 1964. There are 81 starters lined up in front of the pits with the fastest qualifiers at the far end of […]

Stirling Moss, Aston Martin, Nurburgring, klemcoll

Here is Stirling Moss in a works Aston Martin DBR1/300 during the Nürburgring 1000 Km. sports car race on June 7, 1959. Aston had won this race the prior two years and gave Moss the exactly same car he had used to win in 1958. This photograph was probably taken in the right hand uphill […]

klemcoll, Ferrari, Gilles Villeneuve, Imola

It was an infamous race. The San Marino Grand Prix was held at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari (as it was then called) at Imola on April 25, 1982. In this photograph are the two Ferrari 126C2 1.5 liter V6 turbo cars driven by Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi. They would occupy the first two positions […]

Jim Clark, Silverstone, Lotus, klemcoll

Here is an unusual pair of photographs: the Start of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 20, 1963 seen almost simultaneously from opposite sides of the grid. On pole in Lotus 25 n. 4 is Jim Clark and next to him in n. 9 is Dan Gurney in his Brabham BT7 with a Climax […]

BRM, Fangio, Silverstone, klemcoll

Here is a rare early color photograph of an even rarer car and driver combination: a V16 BRM and Juan Manuel Fangio. This is at the Daily Express International Formula Libre Race which was a support race for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 18, 1953. This race took place at the end of […]

Ascari, Villoresi. Maserati, klemcoll French Grand Prix

Here we are in the pits during the French Grand Prix which was held on a public road circuit at Lyon on September 21, 1947. On the left behind the two mechanics who are trying to discover a fatal engine problem is the then 29 year old Alberto Ascari who is being advised by his […]

Lancia, alberto Ascari, Mille Miglia, klemcoll

Alberto Ascari sits in his works Lancia D24 just before going up the ramp for his start in the 1954 Mille Miglia. At the end of the 1953 season Ascari and Enzo Ferrari had parted ways, probably because Luigi Villoresi who had become close to Lancia had convinced his pupil Alberto to switch sides for […]

crab, Monaco Grand Prix, Lance Reventlow, klemcoll

In the pits at Monaco during practice for the Monaco Grand Prix which took place on May 29, 1960 are the two Scarab grand prix cars, making their first appearance. The first car is being driven by team owner Lance Reventlow and behind him the team’s second car has Chuck Daigh at the wheel. The […]

Ferrari, Nino Farina, Aurelio Lampredi, klemcoll, Froilan Gonzalez, Syracusa

This gathering of some important members of the Ferrari team is at practice for the non-Championship Syracuse Grand Prix which took place on April 14, 1954 at the Syracusa public road circuit in Sicily. The car is the all new Ferrari 553F1 “Squalo,” so called because of its shark-like look, a 2.5 liter F1 car […]

Ferrari, Gilles Villeneuve, klemcoll, Monaco

Here we see a clear view of the Ferrari 312T5 as driven by Gilles Villeneuve at the Monaco Grand Prix on May 18, 1980. Note the low, wide and very flat bodywork, trying to get clean air to the rear wing. The T5 was the final development of the combination of Ferrari’s well-known flat 12 […]