Category Ferrari

Stirling Moss,Dan Gurney, Monza, Ferrari, Cooper

Monza 1959

The 1959 Italian Grand Prix took place, as usual, at Monza and was run on September 13th. The Coopers of Brabham and Moss, the former a works car and the latter belonging to Moss’s entrant Rob Walker, were able to challenge the more powerful yet less good handling cars from Maranello. Ferrari had brought a […]

Ferrari, de portage, Goodwood, klemcoll

The Goodwood 9 Hours

In the early 1950s, after much discussion, it was concluded that Britain needed a sports car endurance race on the international level. The British Automobile Racing Club, a descendant of the prewar Junior Car Club which had organized races at Brooklands and Donington, decided to take the lead and organize such a race at Goodwood […]

Lancia, Mercedes, klemcoll

A Start at Monaco

This superb color photograph captures the start of what would be an exciting and surprising race, the Monaco Grand Prix of May 22, 1955. Here the still-accelerating field is about to brake hard for the very tight Gazometre hairpin at the end of the curving harborfront straight. On the inside as they approach the hairpin […]

Ferrari, Nurburgring, klemcoll

Upside Down

Standing above the inverted Ferrari 250GTO he has been driving is American Tommy Hitchcock III. The race was the May 19, 1963 running of the Nürburgring 1000 Kms. and the Ferrari is lying in the “ditch” of the famous Karussell. Hitchcock had been going too fast and had spun entering the banked inner section, mounted […]

Maserati, klemcoll

A Close Inspection

We are now in the paddock at Silverstone on July 18, 1953 before the running of the British Grand Prix. The cars look smallish because they are: for in 1952 and 1953 the World Championship was for Formula 2 cars with an engine displacement limit of two liters. Most of the competition for the Championship […]

Season’s Greetings

Here is the famous Alberto Ascari in his Ferrari 500F2 in the pits at the Nürburgring before practice for the 1953 German Grand Prix which was held on August 2nd. He seems to be looking carefully at Günther Molter’s camera. Beyond Ascari one can make out the blond Mike Hawthorn. Ferrari had brought four cars […]

Oulton Park

This lovely color Tom March image catches Ninian Sanderson in an Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar C-Type during the British Empire Trophy race held at Oulton Park on April 2, 1955. The C-Type Sanderson is driving was perhaps the most important of all its brethren. In June 1953 as a factory entry it had been driven to […]

Ferrari, Ascari, klemcoll

In their Cockpits

It appears to be surprisingly cool in Barcelona on September 29, 1950, but it will soon heat up. The Ferrari team drivers sit in their cars in the temporary pit area before practice on the Pedrables street circuit for the running of the Gran Premio de Peña Rhin which was an end of season non-championship […]

At Full Song in a GTO

The Goodwood circuit started out as RAF Westhampnett, a small RAF field constructed during the War. In 1948 under the auspices of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon a motor racing circuit was constructed on the airfield site and held its first race meeting in September of that year. The circuit has always been very […]

Passing the Hotel des Hunaudières

The Hotel des Hunaudières stood right alongside the Mulsanne Straight, Ligne Droit des Hunaudières being the French name for that famous long straight section of the Le Mans circuit. Here is a Ferrari 512BBLM passing the hotel and its Restaurant des 24 Heures during the 1981 edition of the Le Mans race. In the late […]