Category KlemColl News

Daniel Sexton Gurney 1931-2018

One of the most loved and respected members of racing history has passed away. This evocative image by Nigel Snowdon shows Dan Gurney braking for La Source during his victorious run with his Eagle at Spa-Francorchamps in the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix . This was only the second Grand Prize victory by an American in an […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Cheering for Ferrari

The Targa Florio in Sicily was the last important race held on unmodified public roads. Ferrari was of course always a leading favorite, wildly cheered by the spectators as here. For the May 21, 1972 running when this photograph was taken the Targa consisted of 11 laps of the 72 km Piccolo Madonie circuit. Seen above […]

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 […]

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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. […]