Maserati, Luigi Villoresi, Reims, klemcoll

Here is a marvelous photo of the famous Italian driver Luigi Villoresi at full speed in a Maserati 4CL along the main straight at the Reims-Gueux public road circuit on July 6, 1947, the first Grand Prix event held there after the War. These days were before helmets were required and Villoresi just has a […]

Ferrari Preis von Ostschweiz, klemcoll, Rudi Fischer

In the immediate postwar years there was a Grand Prix race in the city of Erlen in Switzerland, in English perhaps the Prize of East Switzerland [No doubt a reader will suggest a better translation!].  Erlen is located about 70 km. northeast of Zurich near Lake Constance, the Bodensee in German. The circuit was of […]

Fangio, Maserati, Monaco, kklemcoll

This is an impressively panned photograph of Juan Manuel Fangio in his Maserati 250F during the Monaco Grand Prix on May 19, 1957. Fangio nearly had a perfect weekend. He was fastest in practice so he had pole position, had the fastest lap in the race and led almost the entire race to notch his […]

Nuvolari, Circuito di Forli, Ferrari, klemcoll

  Here is a truly classic photograph of the great Tazio Nuvolari near the end of his famous career. He is driving a Ferrari 125 Sport in the Coppa Luigi Arcangeli on the street circuit called the Circuito di Forli on July 6, 1947. This race for cars with a 1500 cc limit was run […]

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 […]