Category KlemColl Events

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 […]

A BMW Foray

On September 4, 1937 the famous RAC Tourist Trophy race for cars (there was also a Tourist Trophy for motorcycles) was held at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. The “TT,” as it has always been informally called, was first run in 1905 back in the dawn of automobile racing and continues to this day which […]

Ferrari, Phil Hill, klemcoll

Phil Hill’s Winner

This car is Allen Guiberson’s new Ferrari 750 Monza (0510M) shown next to the Pebble Beach Golf Course just before it was to be driven by Phil Hill at the 1955 Pebble Beach Road Races which took place on April 17, 1955. Guiberson had taken delivery of this pretty Monza in time for the 1955 […]

The Brickyard Winner

Mario Andretti with his winning car after the 1969 Indianapolis 500. Andretti’s car was a Hawk III-Ford, using the famous four-cam Ford Indy motor. Andretti had qualified in the middle of the front row, along with A. J. Foyt, on pole, and Bobby Unser. Although Foyt led for a time, Andretti led for 116 of […]

ferrari, tom cole, klemcoll

Tom Cole

This driver is the British-born American Tom Cole, who was active in racing in both America and Europe in the early 1950s. He is here seen at Silverstone during the non-Championship International Daily Express Trophy for F2 cars on May 9, 1953. The car he is driving is a two-liter Ferrari 500F2, owned by Belgian […]

A Targa Winner

The Targa Florio was indeed one of the truly great open road races. In this running on May 8, 1960 it was done on total elapsed time over 10 laps of the 72 km Piccolo Madonie circuit in Sicily. The length of the circuit made it very difficult to learn and experienced rally drivers were […]

Nino Farina, Alfa Romeo, klemcoll

Braking Hard!

After the war years there was a non-championship Grand Prix held in Geneva on a short urban course known as the Circuit de Sécheron in 1946, 1948 and 1950. These were the years of the Alfettas, the all-conquering 158, developed from its prewar version, now with two-stage supercharged motors producing at or above 400 hp. […]

Paul Frere, Ferrari, klemcoll

A Journalist in F1

Paul Frère, the celebrated Belgian automotive journalist, was also a talented racing driver. Here he sits in a Ferrari 555 “Squalo” in the pits at Monte Carlo before practice for the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix which took place on May 22, 1955. For this race Ferrari had entered four cars, two of the 555 type […]