Ferrari, Mille Miglia, Peter Collins, klemcoll

The 1956 Mille Miglia took place on April 28-29. The race was run in unusually wet conditions which made it even more dangerous than would have otherwise been the case. Here are Peter Collins driving, behind the larger windscreen, with his navigator the photographer Louis Klemantaski sitting on the passenger side. They are at full […]

Ferrari, Targa Florio, klemcoll

We are here waiting in line for the start of the Targa Florio on May 11, 1958. The car is a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa entered by Scuderia Ferrari, one of four such cars entered by the factory team. This example will be driven by Luigi Musso and Belgian endurance expert Olivier Gendebien. Two of […]

British Empire Trophy, isle of man, klemcoll, George Abecassis

This is the start of the British Empire Trophy race which was held on the Douglas Circuit, a course set out on public roads in and around the town of Douglas on the Isle of Man, on August 21, 1947. The Isle of Man is a self-governing island in the Irish Sea where public road […]

Maserati, Fangio, Klemcoll, German Grand Prix, Nurburgring

Here is Juan Manuel Fangio, leader of the Maserati factory team, in the South Curve on the old Nurburgring circuit. He is driving a six cylinder Maserati A6GCM two liter Formula 2 car at the German Grand Prix on August 2, 1953. Color photographs from early 1950s races are exceedingly rare. Fangio was joined by […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Rudi Fischer,Swiss GP

The 1951 Swiss Grand Prix was scheduled for May 27 on the Bremgarten Park  circuit in Bern. Here during practice Rudi Fischer’s mechanics delve into his privately owned Ecurie Espadon Ferrari, an older Grand Prix chassis first updated as a V12 two liter F2 car and now fitted with larger 2.6l liter displacement motor to […]

Monaco Grand Prix, Stirling Moss, Prince Rainier, Princess Grace, klemcoll

We are on the harbor front straight just before the start of the Monaco Grand Prix on May 29, 1960 as some of the drivers gather to listen to the race officials. From the left we may see Innes Ireland (Lotus), Alan Stacey (Lotus), Tony Brooks (Cooper), Stirling Moss (Lotus), Chris Bristow (Cooper), Phil Hill […]

Alfonso de Portago, OSCA, Ferrari, klemcoll

This is a fine portrait of a famous driver – Alfonso de Portago taken at the Nurburgring before a sports car race which preceded the German Grand Prix on August 1, 1954. Portago was driving a 1500cc OSCA MT4 painted his preferred dull black. He went off the road and did not finish. Portago’s full […]

Brabham, Lobster Claw, klemcoll, Graham Hill

This unusually shaped Formula 1 car was developed by Jack Brabham’s team which was actually called Motor Racing Developments and involved Jack Brabham and his long-time engineer and designer Ron Tauranac. This car, the Brabham BT34, was designed for the 1971 season by Tauranac after Brabham had retired. Graham Hill was signed on as driver […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Mille Miglia, Klemantaski

This image is from the 1957 Mille Miglia. It was taken from the Ferrari 335 Sport, powered by a 4.1 liter motor and driven by Peter Collins and with photographer Louis Klemantaski as his navigator. The route north from Rome passed through Viterbo on the way to the Radicofani pass. Along the way after Viterbo […]

Ferrari, Breadvan, klemcoll, Le Mans

Here is a truly unique Ferrari berlinetta, sitting in front of the pits at Le Mans before the start of the 24 Hours which took place on June 23-24, 1962. This entry was by Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata’s Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia (known more informally as Scuderia Serenissima) and was driven by Carlo […]