Category Ferrari

Ferrari, Nurburgring, de Portago

In the Fahrerlager

This is the old paddock at the Nürburgring at the time of the German Grand prix of August 5, 1956. This paddock was situated outside of the track and had a tunnel which went under the start/finish area and then giving access to the racing circuit. The natty gentleman standing in the middle of the […]

Fangio, Lancia-Ferrari, Syracusa, klemcoll

Fangio at Syracusa

Between 1951 and 1967 a non-Championship Grand Prix was held, generally in the Spring, on a 3.4 mile temporary public road circuit near the city of Syracusa on the Ionian coast of Sicily. This was an Italian “warm up” event before the start of the European Grand Prix season and often a race for the […]

klemcoll, Spa-Francorchamps

The Drivers’ Meeting

A drivers meeting is rarely a deeply solemn affair, but here just look at the faces… These young men are standing in front of the pits at Spa-Francorchamps before the start of the Belgian Grand Prix on June 14, 1964. Spa was a course that made everyone nervous, especially if it might rain. You did […]

Lancia, Spa-Francorchamps, klemcoll

A Lancia at Spa-Francorchamps

Here is a Lancia D50 which will be driven by Eugenio Castellotti in the 1955 Belgian Grand Prix which took place at the famous Spa-Francorchamps road circuit on June 5, 1955. Perhaps the most difficult and often dangerous aspect of racing at Spa-Francorchamps, made all the more so by the very high speed and elevation […]

Ferrari, Jacques Swaters, klemcoll, Dundrod

A Yellow Monza

This is Jacques Swaters driving a three liter Ferrari Monza (chassis 0518M) at the Tourist Trophy race on September 18, 1955. The “TT” as it was called counted for the World Sportscar Championship that year and was run on the narrow and dangerous Dundrod public road circuit in Northern Ireland over a distance of just […]

Ferrari klemcoll, Le mans

A Testa Rossa Prototype

This is just before the start of the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 22, 1957. This car was one of two similar Ferraris which were examples of the Old Man’s initial bet for the future, the famous 250 Testa Rossa using a three liter V12 single camshaft per bank motor, a development from the […]

Dan Gurney, Stirling Moss,Maserati, Camoradi, Klemcoll, Nurburgring

And the Winners Are…

On the podium at the Nürburgring on May 22, 1960 are two happy fellows: Dan Gurney and Stirling Moss. They have just won the ADAC 1000 Km. race run on the famous Nordschliefe in a 2.9 liter Maserati T61 entered by Lloyd “Lucky” Casner’s Camoradi USA Racing Team. Camoradi also had a second T61 for […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, klemcoll

Preparing for Le Mans

Today we are at the Modena aerautodromo used by Ferrari for testing before the new circuit at Fiorano was inaugurated in 1972. The date is June 8, 1969 and Ferrari is preparing their two 312P cars which will be sent to Le Mans for the 24 hour race to take place there on June 14-15. […]

Mike Hawthortn, Ferrari, Monza 500, klemcoll

Three Brave Men

Here is Mike Hawthorn about to go out to practice for the 500 Miles of Monza, also called the Race of Two Worlds, which would take place on the Monza banked oval on June 29, 1958. The 1958 race was the second of the two such “Monzanapolis” races between European cars and Indy roadsters. It […]

The Impossible Win

Here is the Ferrari 250LM entered by Luigi Chinetti’s North American Racing Team which has just, quite improbably, won the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 20, 1965. The drivers who achieved this result – actually winning by five laps from another 250LM  – were veteran American driver Masten Gregory and coming Austrian star […]