Author Archives: KlemColl

Brabham, Lobster Claw, klemcoll, Graham Hill

The Lobster Claw

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

An Overtake by the Lake

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

The Breadvan

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 […]

Monaco Grand Prix, Louis Chiron, klemcoll

The Conductor

With his flag like a conductor’s baton, the famed Monégasque racing driver Louis Chiron, who after his retirement became the official starter of the Monaco Grand Prix, prepares to release the field for an early practice session. The year was 1962 and the Grand Prix itself would take place on June 3rd. Immediately in front […]

Stirling Moss, Maserati, Monaco Grand Prix, klemcoll

Our End-of-Year Sale Start

This photo of Stirling Moss on his way to win the 1956 Monaco Grand Prix is the symbol for our End-of-Year Sale which begins on Monday, November 1 and runs to the end of this year. The sale carries a discount of 40% on all print orders, including orders for any of our many prints signed […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Spa-Francorchamps, Luigi Chinetti

In the Wet at Spa

This is a rather unusual Le Mans start as a mechanic helps Luigi Chinetti climb into his Ferrari 166 Spider Corsa at the start of the Grand Prix of the 24 Hours of Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps which took place on July10-11, 1948. Chinetti, who at this time had returned to France from America where he […]

Maserati, Luigi Villoresi, Reims, klemcoll

Le Grand Prix de Reims

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

Preis von Ostschweiz

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

Juan Fangio at Monaco

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

Il Mantovano Volante

  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 […]