Ferrari, Mike Hawthorn

The Goodwood Nine Hour Race was a sports car endurance event held at the Goodwood circuit in Sussex for three years in the 1950s. Here is the Le Mans start of the third Nine Hour Race on August 20, 1955 with the Ferrari 750 Monza of Mike Hawthorn sliding sideways has he accelerates from his […]

Enzo Ferrari, Peter Collins

Commendatore Enzo Ferrari, the Old Man as he was often called, is discussing a request by Peter Collins to modify the gear lever knob on the Ferrari 335 Sport which Collins will drive in the upcoming 1957 Mille Miglia with photographer Louis Klemantaski as his navigator.  Collins has just come back from testing his 335 Sport on the […]

Surtees, Ferrari, Monaco GP

John Surtees, the 1964 World Champion for Ferrari, sits in the Ferrari 158F1 practice car in the pits along the Monaco harbor front during practice for the Monaco Grand Prix which would take place on May 30, 1965. He would qualify fifth and then race with the older spec V8 car while his teammate Lorenzo Bandini […]

Ferrari, Alboreto,

The Belgian Grand Prix of April 29, 1984 took place at Zolder, a short but quick circuit and site of the terrible accident which took the life of Ferrari’s Gilles Villeneuve two years before. The 1984 event would be the last F1 race here. At the start Michele Alboreto, driving a Ferrari 126C/4 from pole position, and bearing Villeneuve’s famous […]

Stirling Moss, Sebring, Maserati

Stirling Moss sits stoically in Lloyd “Lucky” Casner’s Camoradi International Maserati T61 “Birdcage” in front of the pits just after the start of the Sebring 12 Hours on March 23. 1961. Moss shared this T61 with Graham Hill. Moss had jumped into his car at the start to find the battery was totally dead, in spite of […]

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Before the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 19, 1969 Bruce McLaren (left) and Denny Hulme discuss the rear wing on one of their McLaren M7As. Hulme was on the outside of the front row of the grid which he shared with Jochen Rindt’s Lotus 49, og pole, and Jackie Stewart’s Matra MS80 while McLaren had […]

Lancia D24, Piero Taruffi

This photo shows the famous Piero Taruffi in front of the Lancia factory in Turin in a Scuderia Lancia D24 prior to taking this car to the 1954 Giro di Sicilia (called the Tour of Sicily in English) which took place on April 4th and which Taruffi would win with Carlo Luoni, most likely a Lancia mechanic, […]

Mercedes, Lyon, French Grand Prix

Now some ancient history for a change. This is a scene from the 1914 Grand Prix de l’A.C.F. (the French Grand Prix) which was run on July 4, 1914 for 20 laps over a 23.4 mile triangular circuit on public roads lying north of the city of Lyon. This was the last major race before the First World War. Seen […]

Ferrari, Chris Amon Monaco Grand Prix

The 1969 Monaco Grand Prix took place  on May 18th. This is a nice photo of Chris Amon with the Ferrari 312 practice car (hence the “T” on its nose) rounding Portier on the Grand Prix circuit during Saturday practice with the signposts at the apex before entering the tunnel. This car is in its “wingless” form […]

David Purley, LEC

This is driver David Purley in the pits at Brands Hatch before the non-championship Race of Champions which took place on March 20, 1977. Purely was driving his own newly-designed F1 car which he entered as a LEC and which had Cosworth DFV power. The LEC had been designed by Mike Pilbeam, best known for his […]