Category Mille Miglia

Mille Miglia, Aston Martin, klemcoll

A Shorter Mille Miglia.

At this moment we are with Reg Parnell and Louis Klemantaski on top of the starting ramp on Viale Venezia opposite the Parco Rebuffone in Brescia just before 5:35 A.M. on May 2, 1954.. Greeting Parnell and Klemantaski as they pull into their starting position is Renzo Castagneto, one of the four founders of the […]

Ferrari, Brescia, Mille Miglia, klemcoll

Mille Miglia Preparation

This is the scene in Ferrari’s preparation area near Brescia on April 23, 1949 the day before these cars will start the Mille Miglia. Grouped here are three of the new 166MM barchettas with Touring bodywork (nos. 624, 641 and 642) and an earlier 166 Spider Corsa (n. 630). All these cars were team cars […]

Stirling Moss, Denis Jenkinson, Mercedes-Benz, Mill Miglia, klemcoll

The Racer’s Racer

With the death of Stirling Moss, we present here photos from his most famous races. Of course Stirling Moss had perhaps his most famous victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia, driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with his great friend Denis Jenkinson as his navigator. This photo was taken at the top of the Futa Pass […]

Stirling Moss, Le Mans, klemcoll, Mercedes-Benz

Stirling Moss 1929-2020

A racer’s racer, a gentleman, a friend. All who had the pleasure to know him and many who only revered him will miss him deeply. Photo by Yves Debraine ©The Klemantaski Collection – http://www.klemcoll.com

Ferrari, Maranello, klemcoll

In the Factory Yard

This is the scene in the factory yard outside the Racing Department at Ferrari in Maranello as preparations are underway before the 1957 Mille Miglia which for these entries will start in Brescia on the morning of May 12. On the left is a newly-constructed 335 Sport which will be driven by Peter Collins with his […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Peter Collins

Topping Up

For championship level sports car racing in 1957 it was now in the regulations that cars needed a top, two doors and a windshield of a certain height. Here we are in the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia, Italy on May 11, 1957 for the scrutineering of cars entered for the upcoming Mille Miglia. To the […]

ferrari, mille miglia, ferrari, Peter Collins, Eugenio Castellotti, Luigi Musso, Maranello

Advice from Il Commendatore

Here we are at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, probably on April 27, 1956, before the team drove to Brescia for scrutineering and the start of the Mille Miglia. Enzo Ferrari is easily recognizable gesticulating as his drivers look on. On the left is Luigi Musso and on the right is Peter Collins, wearing Argentinean […]

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 […]

Castellotti, Ferrari, Mille Miglia, klemcoll

An Italian Smile

We are in the Piazza della Vittoria in Brescia on April 30, 1955 during scrutineering for the Mille Miglia. Here is handsome Eugenio Castellotti leaning against the Ferrari 121LM he will drive as he signs his autograph for two ladies, obviously delighted by the attention he is receiving. Castellotti whose race number 723 signified his […]

Ferrari, Palm Springs, Ernie McAfee, klemcoll

Sleeping Beauties

This is the paddock at the airport of Palm Springs, California for the races which will take place on December 4, 1955. These two Ferraris are owned by California oil tycoon William Doheny and carry numbers signifying the Union 76 symbol of his Union Oil Company. The car in the foreground is a 4.4-liter Ferrari […]