Category auto racing

Jaguar, Stirling Moss, Le Mans, klemcoll

An Unsuccessful Streamliner

Here is a rare view of a rare car. It is a rare view because this car lasted only about three hours and a rare car because its bodywork and related mechanicals were scrapped after its race was over. This rara avis is a Jaguar C-Type, here driven by Stirling Moss during the early laps of […]

Jaguar, Monza, klemcoll

The Race of Two Worlds

For the second “Monza 500” which took place on June 29, 1958 Ecurie Ecosse showed up – because the potential prize money was more than adequate – with two of its Jaguar D-Types and a new Lister-chassied open wheel car with a D-Type engine. They had had a pretty successful result in the first Monza […]

Lancia, Dundrod, klemcoll

The Lancia D25 at Dundrod

This is the engine bay of the Lancia D25 with its rarely seen 3750cc four cam 60-degree V6. This D25 will be assigned to Juan Manuel Fangio and Eugenio Castellotti for the Tourist Trophy at the Dundrod circuit in Northern Ireland on September 11, 1954. Lancia had brought four cars to the “TT,” a pair […]

klemcoll

Special Sale: Klemantaski – Master Motorsports Photographer

The above book, first  published in 2014, has become an automotive racing icon. We recently purchased the remaining publisher’s unsold stock of 50 copies and are offering them to our clients and friends. On Amazon this book retails for $60-$65, plus shipping. We will offer the final 50 copies, while they last, at $29.95 plus […]

Allard, Steyr, Prescott,klemcoll

The Steyr-Allard

This is Sydney H. Allard in his hillclimb special, the Steyr-Allard at the Prescott Hillclimb on May 11, 1947, the first appearance of Allard’s new sporting creation. He set a new record for the hill of 47.25 seconds. Allard had a lot of hillclimb and sprint experience having modified some other cars for these activities […]

Lotus, Jim Clark, Imola, klemcoll

Formula 1 at Imola

This is the start of the Grand Prix of the City of Imola, a non-Championship Formula 1 race, held at Imola on April 21, 1963. This was the first Formula 1 race held at Imola which was then known as the Autodromo di Castellaccis. Today what is essentially the same circuit is known as the […]

Ferrari, Spa-francorchamps, klemcoll

Rain in The Ardennes

This is in the paddock at Spa-Francorchamps before the Championship 1000Km. sports car race which would take place on May 1, 1967. The car here is a Ferrari 330P3/4 (or 412P depending on your preference). It is painted in the yellow color of Belgium and has been entered by the Équipe Nationale Belge which was […]

Maserati, Monza, Behra, klemcoll

Streamliner!

We are at Monza during practice for the Italian Grand Prix which would be held there on September 11, 1955. Jean Behra sits in a new Maserati 250F with a special low drag body. Note that the tops of the tires are visible front and rear both for tire cooling and to assist in more […]

Moss Jaguar, Reims klemcoll

The 12 Hours of Reims

Here is Stirling Moss on the exit of Thillois Corner on the old Reims Grand Prix circuit during the 12 Hours of Reims on July 5, 1953. Moss is driving a works Jaguar C-Type (chassis n. 012). He shared his drive with Peter Whitehead, who was also the entrant of record, and won the race […]

USAC, Indiana State Fairgrounds, klemcoll, Sprints

The Hoosier Hundred

Less than ten miles from Indianapolis, home of the famous “Indy 500,” one finds the Indiana State Fairgrounds, site of an almost equally famous one mile oval which was originally a horse racing track and still held both equine racing as well as events for Sprint and stock cars.. For many years it was the […]