Category KlemColl News

Afa Romeo, Silverstone, klemcoll

A Look Back at The Beginning

This past weekend was the 1000th Grand Prix of the modern era of Formula 1, held at Shanghai in China. Today let’s take a look back at some photographs from the first Grand Prix of this era. It was the British Grand Prix which also had the title of Grand Prix d’Europe and took place […]

Stirling Moss, Klemcoll, Monaco

The Victor

Stirling Moss has another win, this time for Maserati at the Monaco Grand Prix which took place on May 13, 1956. He has received the winner’s trophy from Prince Rainier and is back on the harbor straight to congratulate his mechanics as the officials carry his winnings. 100 laps of Monaco over three hours was […]

BRM, Monaco, Jackie Stewart, klemcoll

A Win for B.R.M.

This is the Monaco Grand Prix on May 22, 1966 as Jackie Stewart exits the famous tight downhill hairpin in his B.R.M. 61/2. This hairpin has had a series of different names down the years. It began as the Station Hairpin because the railroad station was situated on the outside of this turn, then when […]

Fangio, Lancia-Ferrari, Syracusa, klemcoll

Fangio at Syracusa

Between 1951 and 1967 a non-Championship Grand Prix was held, generally in the Spring, on a 3.4 mile temporary public road circuit near the city of Syracusa on the Ionian coast of Sicily. This was an Italian “warm up” event before the start of the European Grand Prix season and often a race for the […]

Maserati, Monza, Hans Tanner, Temple Buell, klemcoll

The Big Man

It is an early open practice day a few days before official practice for the 1958 Italian Grand prix, scheduled for September 7th. The rather hefty gentleman overseeing activities in the background is Masten Gregory’s American sponsor Temple Buell. The man looking back at the camera in a light blue shirt and wearing sunglasses is […]

Bugatti, klemcoll, Chimay, Abecassis

Le Grand Prix des Frontières

The Grand Prix des Frontières was run on an 11 kilometer public road circuit near the town if Chimay in Belgium, not far from the French frontier and hence the name of the race. Racing had begun on this course in 1926 and would continue into the early 1970s. Here is the talented British semi-professional […]

Villoresi, Reims Maserati, klemcoll

Luigi Villoresi

The Grand Prix de Reims was a non-championship race held on the triangular Reims public road grand prix circuit, which was also the usual site of the French Grand Prix. In 1947 this race was held on July 6 and used the layout which ran through the village of Gueux. Note that a helmet was not […]

The Greatest Ferrari Collection

Exactly 40 years ago a celebration was held at the house and racing circuit owned by the late Pierre Bardinon to mark the 20th anniversary of his then already famous Collection Mas du Clos, an unique assemblage of rare racing Ferraris. At that time the Collection Mas du Clos had some 70 Ferrari racing cars, including […]

Maserati, Pescara, Fangio, klemcoll

Gran Premio di Pescara

The holiday town of Pescara on Italy’s Adriatic coast was the scene of various important motor races both before and after the war years. Pescara was sometimes the point where the course of the Mille Miglia passed through either on the way to Rome or, if run anti-clockwise, coming from the Eternal City. A driver […]

ferrari John Surtees, Moden aerautodromo, klemcoll

Testing is Everything

This is World Champion John Surtees doing duty as a test driver for Ferrari in a new prototype Ferrari 330P2 at the Modena Aerautodromo test circuit on December 11, 1964. The test ran over three days as the mechanics with Surtees’ input worked to make the prototype ready for its introductory appearance at the Daytona […]