Author Archives: KlemColl

Maserati, BRM, Vanwall, Thin Wall, klemcoll, Goodwood

The Woodcote Cup

This photograph has alway been a favorite of ours. It shows the front row of the grid accelerating away at the start with four different cars, the starter standing on his podium just behind the 5 minute sign. This race was part of a meeting at Goodwood on September 25, 1954 and was a 10-lap […]

Bruce McLaren, Cooper, Monaco, klemcoll

A Victory for Bruce McLaren

 Recently, one of our readers asked for a post about Bruce McLaren, so here he is. This photo was taken as McLaren pulled up in front of the Royal Box, celebrating his victory in the Monaco Grand Prix which took place on June 3, 1962. McLaren was driving a Cooper 60 powered by a 1.5 […]

Alberto Ascari, Ferrari, klemcoll, Pedralbes

Pedralbes, 1951

Here is the famous Alberto Ascari with his Ferrari 375F1 entering the hairpin corner at the end of the main straight on the Avenida del Generalisimo Franco of the Pedralbes street circuit situated in the western part of Barcelona during the Spanish Grand Prix on October 28, 1951. This was the final race of the […]

Mercedes, Donington, Klemcoll

Thunder!

“Nothing I can say will give any idea of the reaction this amazing start produced in the spectators, who had never heard, smelt or seen anything like this in their lives, and were knocked flat by the deafening noise, the perfectly bestial aroma of “Merc” fuel and burning rubber, and the way the cars had […]

Ferrari, Brands Hatch, Graham Hill, klemcoll

Happy Christmas, Graham!

Here is Graham Hill in Count Giovanni Volpi’s Ferrari 250TRi/61 braking for Druids Corner on the Brands Hatch Circuit on December 26, 1961. A race meeting at Brands Hatch on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, was a tradition run by the British Racing & Sports Car Club under their then Secretary and famous race […]

klemcoll. Jim Clark, Lotus, Charade

An Afternoon at Charade

In central France near the industrial town of Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne region was a circuit called Charade, to many a somewhat miniature French equivalent of the famous Nürburgring in Germany. Using mostly public roads, the circuit was just over eight kilometers long and ran up and down the steep mountain inclines in the area. […]

Ferrari, Nurburgring, klemcoll

A Boxer Ferrari

  In 1971 Ferrari developed a remarkable sports racing car for the new three liter engine size limitation. Like its predecessor it was initially called the 312P, the P standing for prototype. However, to differentiate the new car from the earlier 312P with its V-12 motor it was soon called, at least informally, the 312PB. […]

Ferrari, Nuvolari, Livorno, klemcoll

“When Nuvolari Raced…”

The title of our blog this week is also the title of a superb book about Tazio Nuvolari, published in Italy in 1994. And here the great Flying Mantuan is racing a Ferrari during the Coppa Montenero which was held at Livorno on Tuscany’s Mediterranean coast on August 24, 1947. The car is one of […]

le mans, klemcoll

Le Mans at Night: The Other Le Mans

There is a true other Le Mans at the Le Mans 24 Hours, away from the race and the pit stops. Not many photographers ventured into The Village inside the circuit where throughout the long night during the race spectators find food, amusement and, today, even a hotel. These photographs were taken during the 24 […]

Ferrari, Maranello, klemcoll

Early Days in Maranello

In the Ferrari factory yard in Maranello on September 27, 1947 this new sports car is the final envelope body iteration of, we believe, chassis 01C, the very first Ferrari sports car. This latest body, showing its new hood scoop to feed the three centrally located Weber carburetors of its now 1.9 liter motor, was […]