Ferrari, Nurburgring, de Portago

This is the old paddock at the Nürburgring at the time of the German Grand prix of August 5, 1956. This paddock was situated outside of the track and had a tunnel which went under the start/finish area and then giving access to the racing circuit. The natty gentleman standing in the middle of the […]

Fangio, Lancia-Ferrari, Syracusa, klemcoll

Between 1951 and 1967 a non-Championship Grand Prix was held, generally in the Spring, on a 3.4 mile temporary public road circuit near the city of Syracusa on the Ionian coast of Sicily. This was an Italian “warm up” event before the start of the European Grand Prix season and often a race for the […]

klemcoll, Spa-Francorchamps

A drivers meeting is rarely a deeply solemn affair, but here just look at the faces… These young men are standing in front of the pits at Spa-Francorchamps before the start of the Belgian Grand Prix on June 14, 1964. Spa was a course that made everyone nervous, especially if it might rain. You did […]

Lancia, Spa-Francorchamps, klemcoll

Here is a Lancia D50 which will be driven by Eugenio Castellotti in the 1955 Belgian Grand Prix which took place at the famous Spa-Francorchamps road circuit on June 5, 1955. Perhaps the most difficult and often dangerous aspect of racing at Spa-Francorchamps, made all the more so by the very high speed and elevation […]

Allard Desmond Titterington, klemcoll, Dundrod

Under the threatening skies of Ulster here is Desmond Titterington at the wheel of an Allard J2 on the dangerous Dundrod circuit in Northern Ireland on July 6, 1952. This was a handicap sports car race which was a support race for the more prestigious Ulster Trophy which would take place the next day as […]

Jaguar. Le Mans, klemcoll

This is a rare Klemantaski color image. shot on his Rollei early in the famous and tragic Le Mans 24 Hours which took place on June 11-12, 1955. This green Jaguar D-Type with the latest updated specifications was one of three works entries at Le Mans that year and was driven by Don Beauman and […]

Ferrari, Jacques Swaters, klemcoll, Dundrod

This is Jacques Swaters driving a three liter Ferrari Monza (chassis 0518M) at the Tourist Trophy race on September 18, 1955. The “TT” as it was called counted for the World Sportscar Championship that year and was run on the narrow and dangerous Dundrod public road circuit in Northern Ireland over a distance of just […]

Ferrari klemcoll, Le mans

This is just before the start of the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 22, 1957. This car was one of two similar Ferraris which were examples of the Old Man’s initial bet for the future, the famous 250 Testa Rossa using a three liter V12 single camshaft per bank motor, a development from the […]

Maserati, Monza, Hans Tanner, Temple Buell, klemcoll

It is an early open practice day a few days before official practice for the 1958 Italian Grand prix, scheduled for September 7th. The rather hefty gentleman overseeing activities in the background is Masten Gregory’s American sponsor Temple Buell. The man looking back at the camera in a light blue shirt and wearing sunglasses is […]

Stirling Moss, Jaguar, Goodwood, klemcoll

In spite of a quizzical look over at the camera of Louis Klemantaski, Stirling Moss was on pole for the 5 lap sports car race at Goodwood on September 27, 1952. His look was actually a reflection of some annoyance because he was at that time Jaguar’s number 1 driver with a contract that promised […]