Author Archives: KlemColl

ferrari, tom cole, klemcoll

Tom Cole

This driver is the British-born American Tom Cole, who was active in racing in both America and Europe in the early 1950s. He is here seen at Silverstone during the non-Championship International Daily Express Trophy for F2 cars on May 9, 1953. The car he is driving is a two-liter Ferrari 500F2, owned by Belgian […]

A Targa Winner

The Targa Florio was indeed one of the truly great open road races. In this running on May 8, 1960 it was done on total elapsed time over 10 laps of the 72 km Piccolo Madonie circuit in Sicily. The length of the circuit made it very difficult to learn and experienced rally drivers were […]

Nino Farina, Alfa Romeo, klemcoll

Braking Hard!

After the war years there was a non-championship Grand Prix held in Geneva on a short urban course known as the Circuit de Sécheron in 1946, 1948 and 1950. These were the years of the Alfettas, the all-conquering 158, developed from its prewar version, now with two-stage supercharged motors producing at or above 400 hp. […]

Ferrari Race Winners

At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours there was a lot of emphasis on Ferrari, given that 2017 is the 70th anniversary of this famous automotive and racing brand. There were many important Ferraris on hand, including a large display outside of the Ferrari headquarters along the 1st fairway at the Pebble Beach Lodge. However, the […]

Paul Frere, Ferrari, klemcoll

A Journalist in F1

Paul Frère, the celebrated Belgian automotive journalist, was also a talented racing driver. Here he sits in a Ferrari 555 “Squalo” in the pits at Monte Carlo before practice for the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix which took place on May 22, 1955. For this race Ferrari had entered four cars, two of the 555 type […]

Peter Collins, Ferrari, klemcoll

His Last Victory

We have recently acquired the remaining archive of T. C. (“Tom”) March who covered certain major British races from 1950 up into the late 1970s. This photograph is from those in his archive and shows Peter Collins in the Ferrari 246F1 on his way to his last F1 win in the British Grand Prix at […]

Lancia, Le Mans, klemcoll

Lancia at Le Mans

 This lovely color image was taken in the pits at Le Mans before the start of the 24 Hours on June 13, 1953. This Lancia berlinetta was a D20 with supercharger, one of four entered by Scuderia Lancia that year. This D20 would be driven by Frenchman Robert Manzon and Monégasque Louis Chiron. The D20 […]

Forghieri, Jonathan Williams, Ferrari, klemcoll

Testing at Modena

 Here we are again at Modena for another Ferrari test session on the Aerautodromo, this time on May 24, 1967. The car is a 166F2 Dino which is under development but will not see its race debut until the next year. Standing in the cockpit is the talented English driver Jonathan Williams who is engaging […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, klemcoll

Test for a Le Mans Winner

It is early June 1961 at the Modena Aerautodromo track right in Modena, often used for testing by Ferrari, Maserati and various other racing teams. Here Richie Ginther is sliding into a Ferrari 250TRI/61 which is already wearing its assigned number for the Le Mans 24 Hours which will take place on June 10-11. This […]

Ferrari, Bandini, klemcoll

Circuit de Charade

This lovely photograph of Lorenzo Bandini in his Ferrari 158 gives a superb impression of the challenging complexity of the Circuit de Charade public road circuit where the June 27, 1965 French Grand Prix was held. Four times between 1965 and 1972 the French Grand Prix was held at the Charade open road course which […]