Category Mechanics

Mike Hawthortn, Ferrari, Monza 500, klemcoll

Three Brave Men

Here is Mike Hawthorn about to go out to practice for the 500 Miles of Monza, also called the Race of Two Worlds, which would take place on the Monza banked oval on June 29, 1958. The 1958 race was the second of the two such “Monzanapolis” races between European cars and Indy roadsters. It […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, klemcoll

Test for a Le Mans Winner

It is early June 1961 at the Modena Aerautodromo track right in Modena, often used for testing by Ferrari, Maserati and various other racing teams. Here Richie Ginther is sliding into a Ferrari 250TRI/61 which is already wearing its assigned number for the Le Mans 24 Hours which will take place on June 10-11. This […]

Ferrari, Le Mans

The Lineup at Le Mans

It is early afternoon at Le Mans, just a couple of hours before the start of the 1957 running of Les 24 Heures du Mans. Cars from the Ferrari team are being lined up in front of the pits, ready for the start that is about to come. On the left is a Ferrari 315 Sport that will be […]

Targa Florio, Sicily, Ferrari, Polizi

In the Mountains of Sicily

  High in the hills of Sicily, near the village of Polizzi, there was a Ferrari service point during the Targa Florio. Here a Ferrari mechanic signals to Ricardo Rodriguez at the wheel of a Ferrari 246SP. Rodriguez drove with Belgians “Wild Willy” Mairesse and Olivier Gendebien to win this grueling race which ran for over […]

Giulio Borsari – Ferrari Racing Mechanic

You will see many photographs of drivers, but relatively few of those who make it happen, the racing mechanics. Giulio Borsari who passed away on March 27 of this year at the age of 88 here stands next to a Ferrari 312/F1 during practice for the 1967 French Grand Prix at Le Mans. Borsari spent […]