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Alberto Ascari, Ferrari, klemcoll, Pedralbes

Pedralbes, 1951

Here is the famous Alberto Ascari with his Ferrari 375F1 entering the hairpin corner at the end of the main straight on the Avenida del Generalisimo Franco of the Pedralbes street circuit situated in the western part of Barcelona during the Spanish Grand Prix on October 28, 1951. This was the final race of the […]

Mercedes, Donington, Klemcoll

Thunder!

“Nothing I can say will give any idea of the reaction this amazing start produced in the spectators, who had never heard, smelt or seen anything like this in their lives, and were knocked flat by the deafening noise, the perfectly bestial aroma of “Merc” fuel and burning rubber, and the way the cars had […]

Ferrari, Brands Hatch, Graham Hill, klemcoll

Happy Christmas, Graham!

Here is Graham Hill in Count Giovanni Volpi’s Ferrari 250TRi/61 braking for Druids Corner on the Brands Hatch Circuit on December 26, 1961. A race meeting at Brands Hatch on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, was a tradition run by the British Racing & Sports Car Club under their then Secretary and famous race […]

klemcoll. Jim Clark, Lotus, Charade

An Afternoon at Charade

In central France near the industrial town of Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne region was a circuit called Charade, to many a somewhat miniature French equivalent of the famous Nürburgring in Germany. Using mostly public roads, the circuit was just over eight kilometers long and ran up and down the steep mountain inclines in the area. […]

Ferrari, Nuvolari, Livorno, klemcoll

“When Nuvolari Raced…”

The title of our blog this week is also the title of a superb book about Tazio Nuvolari, published in Italy in 1994. And here the great Flying Mantuan is racing a Ferrari during the Coppa Montenero which was held at Livorno on Tuscany’s Mediterranean coast on August 24, 1947. The car is one of […]

Alfa Romeo, Hans Ruesch, Crystal Palace, klemcoll

The Alfa That Did Not Race

Here we have an Alfa Romeo 8C35 being driven by the Swiss Hans Ruesch during practice for The Crystal Palace Cup which took place on July 1, 1939. at London’s Crystal Palace circuit. When Ruesch acquired his Alfa Romeo from Modena’s Scuderia Ferrari at the end of 1936 it had already experienced an important history with the […]

Giulio Ramponi, Richard Seaman, Donington, Delage,klemcoll

Giulio Ramponi

The date is August 29, 1936 at Donington Park before the Junior Car Club “200,” one of the first “endurance” races in England, as the famous Italian racing mechanic Giulio Ramponi is being pushed to the grid by one of his assistants, Jock Finlayson, in the equally famous 1927 Grand Prix Delage 15-S-8 which will […]

Paul Frere, Le Mans, klemcoll, Ferrari

A Yellow Helmet

This the Belgian journalist and excellent semi-professional driver Paul Frère, wearing a yellow helmet in the Belgian racing colors, as he drifts his Scuderia Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa around Tertre Rouge corner during the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours on June 25, 1960. Frère was partnered by his countryman, the very experienced endurance driver Olivier […]

Jaguar, Stirling Moss, Le Mans, klemcoll

An Unsuccessful Streamliner

Here is a rare view of a rare car. It is a rare view because this car lasted only about three hours and a rare car because its bodywork and related mechanicals were scrapped after its race was over. This rara avis is a Jaguar C-Type, here driven by Stirling Moss during the early laps of […]

Felice boleto, Enzo Ferrari, Fredrici Giberti, Luigi Villoresi, klemcoll

Archivio Corrado Millanta®

  We have recently acquired the Archivio Corrado Millanta® from the family of Corrado Millanta who died in December 1983 at the age of 74. Millanta had a professional background in industrial design and engineering but loved photography. He developed close friendships with automotive designers, engineers and drivers which gave him unusual access to racing […]