Category Ferrari

Porsche, Targa Florio, klemcoll, Abarth

A Pretty Little Coupé…

For a change, let’s not look at only overall winners, although the Porsche shown in this image was indeed a winner. It is a one of twenty Porsche Carrera Abarth GTLs which were built to extend the competitive life of the 1600cc 356 Carrera GS. This is the GTL entered and driven by Paul-Ernst Strähle […]

Eau Rouge, Spa-Francorchamps, klemcoll, Porsche

High Speed at Eau Rouge

Here we have a Porsche 917K driven by Josef Siffert, who was teamed with Brian Redman, just crossing the bridge over Eau Rouge on the entry to the uphill nearly flat out Raidillon early during the May 17, 1970 running of the Spa-Francorchamps 1000 Km. race which counted for that year’s Manufacturers Championship. Behind the Redman/Siffert […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Peter Collins

Topping Up

For championship level sports car racing in 1957 it was now in the regulations that cars needed a top, two doors and a windshield of a certain height. Here we are in the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia, Italy on May 11, 1957 for the scrutineering of cars entered for the upcoming Mille Miglia. To the […]

Maserati, Le mans, klemcoll, Stirling Moss

A Magnificent Obsession

Here is a special Maserati 450S during the early laps at the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 22, 1957. This unique berlinetta version was one of ten Maserati 450S cars built in the 1956-57 period to contest the 1957 World Championship for Manufacturers. This one was created to be the fastest car ever to […]

The Ferrari 246F1 Dino

In this beautifully detailed overhead image taken before the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 19, 1958, Mike Hawthorn sits in his Ferrari Dino 246F1 in the paddock behind the pits as final race preparations are carried out. Hawthorn has opted for his preferred adjustable small aero screen instead of the wrap-around perspex screen […]

Shelby, Parravanop, Ferrari, klemcoll Palm Springs

Saturday Night Tony

We are in the paddock at Palm Springs, Cvalifornia on Saturday, December 3, 1955 with the cars of Tony Parravano lined up along the airport runway that would form the main straight. Paravano, in the gray jacket, is inspecting the engine compartment of his new Maserati 150S which carries n. 205, hurriedly applied with masking […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Peter Collins, Wolfgang von Trips, Alfonso de Portago

Before the 1957 Mille Miglia

The date is probably May 10, 1957 as the Ferrari team assembles in the factory yard at Maranello before departing for Brescia and scrutineering the next day to be followed by the start of their Mille Miglia on the 12th. The car numbers indicate the starting time of each car. Car n. 534 is a […]

Ferrari, Targa Florio, klemcoll, von Trips, Phil Hill

The Targa Florio

This is one of our favorite images. It provides almost a driver’s eye view of what it was like to compete in the Targa Florio, this being from the May 11, 1958 edition of the famous endurance race . The car is a Ferrari 250TR/58, serial number 0728, and was driven by Wolfgang von Trips, […]

Mario Andretti, Lotus, klemcoll

The Eyes of a Champion

This is Mario Andretti before the start for what would be a wet United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen on October 2, 1977. Andretti is wearing both a nomex head sock as protection against fire and a taped water shield as well to keep water out of his nasal passages and avoid fogging his […]

lauda, klemcoll

Niki Lauda

Nike Lauda has died at the age of 70. Photo by Nigel Snowdon ©The Klemantaski Collection – http://www.klemcoll.com