Category Formula 1

Maserati, Monza, Behra, klemcoll

Streamliner!

We are at Monza during practice for the Italian Grand Prix which would be held there on September 11, 1955. Jean Behra sits in a new Maserati 250F with a special low drag body. Note that the tops of the tires are visible front and rear both for tire cooling and to assist in more […]

Monaco, klemcoll, Stirling Moss

The Start at Monaco

Here we are on the harbor front straight accelerating down toward the Gazometre hairpin at the start of the Monaco Grand Prix on May 13, 1956. On pole and in the shadows on the left is Juan Manuel Fangio with one of the four Ferrari-Lancias entered. In the middle is Stirling Moss in a works […]

Maserati klemcoll, Luton Hoo, 8CM

A Famous Maserati

In the late 1940s speed trials were held on a short estate road at Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire England organized by the Vintage Sports Car Club, sort of like a short (1.4 mile) special rally stage. This car is a well-known Maserati 8CM (chassis number 3011) being driven by its then owner Kenneth McAlpine on […]

Graham Hill, Monaco, Lotus, klemcoll

The Great Graham Hill

This womderful action photograph was taken at Tabac corner during the Monaco Grand Prix on May 28, 1968. Graham Hill is in his Lotus 49 powered by a Cosworth DFV V8. 1968 was the year when the Formula One cars began to sprout wings in search of downforce, following the concepts originated by Jim Hall […]

Jack Brabham, French GP, Le Mans klemcoll

A Tiger in His Tank

Jack Brabham stands on the podium at Le Mans, having just won the French Grand Prix on July 2, 1967 holding with his sponsoring Esso Tiger and a magnum of Moët & Chandon champagne. In 1967 the French GP was held on the “Bugatti Circuit” at Le Mans, a rather uninteresting and much-shortened version of […]

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 […]

Maserati, Goodwood, klemcoll

The Daily Graphic Goodwood Trophy

This amusing image was taken in the paddock at Goodwood on September 29, 1951. The car is a now three-year-old Maserati 4CLT/48 which was entered for this Goodwood September Meeting by its Swiss owner/driver Antonio Branca. Branca is crouching next to the right front wheel, probably looking at his car’s supercharger while his mechanic changes […]

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

Ferrari Enzo Ferrari, Modena, klemcoll, Carlo Chitii

Testing the Sharknose

It is early March 1961 and Ferrari is holding a test of their new rear-engined 156F1 at the Modena Aerautodromo. Here in the pits is the new car with its 65° 1.5 liter Dino V6. It seemed a far more aggressive shape than the ungainly-looking prototype which had appeared with the 246F1 motor in 1960. […]