Category KlemColl News

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 […]

A New Archive of Photos

We have recently acquired an important European archive of racing photographs which we call the JJF Archive. For today, we want to show our readers a small selection from the JJF Archive. However, the JJF Archive also contains some photographs from the USA and Argentina as well. The photograph above is from the start of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ferrari, Targa Florio, klemcoll

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 […]