Category auto racing

Ascari, Villoresi, Castellotti, Jano, klemcoll

Lancia at Valentino

On May 27, 1955 a non-Championship F1 race was held in the old Parco del Valentino in Turin. Lancia was there in force and here is the team relaxing before practice: on the left is Luigi Villoresi, next to him is team leader Alberto Ascari with the young lion Eugenio Castellotti listening carefully. Seated on the […]

Jim Clark, Lotus Charade, klemcoll

Celebrating Victory

On several years the French Grand Prix was held at a mountainous circuit just outside of the city of Clermont-Ferrand, home of the Michelin tire company. This circuit was called the Circuit de Charade, but was also referred to by the name of its nearby city of Clermont-Ferrand and, in honor of one of the […]

Mercedes, Alfred Neubauer, klemcoll, Reims

In the Fields of Reims

Here is that famous team manager of Mercedes-Benz, Alfred Neubauer, on the grid at the public road circuit of Reims-Gueux before the French Grand Prix on July 3, 1938. Naubauer is standing next to the Mercedes W154 which will be driven by Hermann Lang to third place behind his teammates Manfred von Brauchitsch and Rudolf […]

Sebring, Maserati, klemcoll

The Maserati Team at Sebring

Here we are at Sebring on March 22, 1957 during practice for the 12 hour endurance race. The Maserati team drivers are surrounding the Maserati 450S which will be both on pole and the winning car. On the left is Harry Schell who will drive a Maserati 300S to second overall with Stirling Moss who […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Mauro Forghieri, Brands Hatch

The Ferrari 330P4

Ferrari’s Technical Director Mauro Forghieri stands behind the Ferrari 330P4 which will be driven by Chris Amon and Jackie Stewart in the B.O.A.C. International 500 six hour race at Brands Hatch In England on July 7, 1967. Even though the race would be six hours, the race title sponsor B.O.A.C. (now British Airways) decided to […]

Alfa Romeo, Spanis GP, klemcoll, Ferrari. Talbot

The Lineup

In the early 1950s color motor racing photography was quite rare, primarily because motoring publishers of both books and magazines were unwilling to undertake the expense and difficulties then involved in printing color images. One well-known motor racing photographer of that time said, “Every photo I took in color was one I might have sold […]

Ferrari, Brescia, Mille Miglia, klemcoll

Mille Miglia Preparation

This is the scene in Ferrari’s preparation area near Brescia on April 23, 1949 the day before these cars will start the Mille Miglia. Grouped here are three of the new 166MM barchettas with Touring bodywork (nos. 624, 641 and 642) and an earlier 166 Spider Corsa (n. 630). All these cars were team cars […]

French Grand Prix, Emmanuel de Graffenried, klemcoll

A French Grand Prix

The first French Grand Prix was held on a series of public roads near Lyon in 1914 and was won by a Mercedes. In 1947 there were no Mercedes but the Grand Prix was held again at Lyon on September 21 although on a much shorter temporary street circuit. Here is the talented Swiss “gentleman […]

Reims, French Grand Prix, klemcoll, Fangio, Ferrari

Before the Start

This very atmospheric photograph shows the tribunes on the left and the pits building across the Ruote Nationale, all filled with spectators, excited for the coming start of the French Grand Prix on the Reims-Gueux public road circuit on July 4, 1954. This was a special Grand Prix because it marked the first return of Mercedes-Benz since the prewar […]

Stirling Moss, Denis Jenkinson, Mercedes-Benz, Mill Miglia, klemcoll

The Racer’s Racer

With the death of Stirling Moss, we present here photos from his most famous races. Of course Stirling Moss had perhaps his most famous victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia, driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with his great friend Denis Jenkinson as his navigator. This photo was taken at the top of the Futa Pass […]