Category Ferrari

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 […]

Nuvolari, ferrari, klemcoll

Season’s Greetings to All

                                         Tazio Nuvolari, Ferrari 125S, Circuito di Forlì, July 6, 1947                                          Photo by Corrado Millanta ©The […]

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 […]

BRM, Fangio, Silverstone, klemcoll

The Sound of 16

Here is a rare early color photograph of an even rarer car and driver combination: a V16 BRM and Juan Manuel Fangio. This is at the Daily Express International Formula Libre Race which was a support race for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 18, 1953. This race took place at the end of […]