Category auto racing

Bob Gerard, Ballyclare, ERA, klemcoll

Ballyclare

Here is the then well known British driver Bob Gerard pulling into the pits after winning the Ulster Trophy which was run on the Ballyclare open road circuit on August 9, 1947. In the immediate postwar years there were few available private circuits in England and racing on public roads was prohibited. Therefore, racing sometimes […]

Fangio, Thillois, Ferrari, klemcoll

At Thillois…

This iconic image was taken from the apex of the original Thillois hairpin at the top of the main straight on the old Reims grand prix circuit during the French Grand Prix on July 1, 1956. At the wheel is then three time World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio. He is trail-braking his Ferrari-Lancia D50 – […]

BRM, Goodwood, Reg Parnell, klemcoll, Froilan Gonzalez, Raymond Mays, Alan R. Smith

A Most Rare Victory

BRM has won! Their three cars entered have finished first, second and third in this “Daily Graphic” Formula Libre Goodwood Trophy fifteen lap race at Goodwood on September 27, 1952. Standing on the left side of the photo is the rotund Froilán González, driver of the winning n. 5 BRM, while his teammate and second […]

Le Mans, Ferrari, klemcoll

Three Ferraris at Le Mans

Here we are above the pits at Le Mans before then start of the 24 Hours on July 28, 1956. Because of the tragic accident in 1955, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest had decreed that for 1956 the engine displacement of cars running as prototypes would be lowered t0 2.5 liters. Production cars were not […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Norinder, Drogo

The Swedish GTO

This lovely dark blue berlinetta is sitting in front of Carrozzeria Sports Cars in Modena Italy in October 1965. That famous body shop was run by Piero Drogo and created new bodies for many older racing cars which had finished their competitive careers. This example of Drogo’s work started its life as a Ferrari 250GTO. […]

Cobra, Ferrari, Daytona,klemcoll

Daytona Days

It is just prior to the pace lap at Daytona for the Continental, a 2000 Km race held on February 2, 1964 and counting for the Manufacturers Championship. Here the starting field is lined up in pit lane with two Shelby Cobras in the front row. On pole is the brand new Cobra Daytona Coupe […]

klemcoll, Nurburgring, Gunther Molter

A Le Mans Start

Here is one of the classic race start photographs, but in this case taken not at Le Mans but at the Nürburgring at the start of the famous 1000 Km. race on May 31, 1964. There are 81 starters lined up in front of the pits with the fastest qualifiers at the far end of […]

Stirling Moss, Aston Martin, Nurburgring, klemcoll

The Magic of Moss

Here is Stirling Moss in a works Aston Martin DBR1/300 during the Nürburgring 1000 Km. sports car race on June 7, 1959. Aston had won this race the prior two years and gave Moss the exactly same car he had used to win in 1958. This photograph was probably taken in the right hand uphill […]

klemcoll, Ferrari, Gilles Villeneuve, Imola

A Stab in The Back?

It was an infamous race. The San Marino Grand Prix was held at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari (as it was then called) at Imola on April 25, 1982. In this photograph are the two Ferrari 126C2 1.5 liter V6 turbo cars driven by Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi. They would occupy the first two positions […]

Jim Clark, Silverstone, Lotus, klemcoll

Two Views of a Start

Here is an unusual pair of photographs: the Start of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 20, 1963 seen almost simultaneously from opposite sides of the grid. On pole in Lotus 25 n. 4 is Jim Clark and next to him in n. 9 is Dan Gurney in his Brabham BT7 with a Climax […]