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Afa Romeo, Silverstone, klemcoll

A Look Back at The Beginning

This past weekend was the 1000th Grand Prix of the modern era of Formula 1, held at Shanghai in China. Today let’s take a look back at some photographs from the first Grand Prix of this era. It was the British Grand Prix which also had the title of Grand Prix d’Europe and took place […]

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 […]

Mercedes, Reims,French GP, Fangio, klemcoll

The New Mercedes-Benz

This very streamlined Formula 1 car is the initial version of the Mercedes-Benz W196 as it first appeared at the French Grand Prix at Reims on July 4, 1954. This particular W196, sitting in the Reims pits during practice, was to be driven by Karl Kling with second and third examples being driven by Juan […]

klemcoll, BRM, Fangio

Fangio, Moss and B.R.M.

This bucolic setting was at the Dundrod circuit in Norther Ireland on Saturday, June 7, 1952. Cresting a rise and howling past some locals is Juan Manuel Fangio in one of two B.R.M. 15s entered in this non-championship formula libre race. With the change to Formula 2 for the World Championship, Fangio was without a […]

Ferrari, klemcoll

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

During this past Sunday a famous concours took place on the golf course of the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Amelia Island in Florida. This event raises money for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation which supports a number of organizations in the Jacksonville area which provide needed services to ill and underprivileged residents. The Chairman […]

Willy Mairesse, klemcoll, Ferrari, Spa-Francorchamps

Wild Willy

Here is a superb color shot of Belgian driver Willy Mairesse in a Ferrari 156/61 reaching up on the wheel for the turn-in to the La Source hairpin during the Belgian Grand Prix of June 17, 1962 held on the daunting Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Scuderia Ferrari, eager to repeat their totally dominant performance of the year […]

BRM, Monaco, Jackie Stewart, klemcoll

A Win for B.R.M.

This is the Monaco Grand Prix on May 22, 1966 as Jackie Stewart exits the famous tight downhill hairpin in his B.R.M. 61/2. This hairpin has had a series of different names down the years. It began as the Station Hairpin because the railroad station was situated on the outside of this turn, then when […]

enzo Ferrari, Juan Fangio, Ferrari, Monza, klemcoll

Friends or Enemies?

All looks happy in the pits during practice at Monza for the 1956 Italian Grand Prix which will take place on September 2. The calm look of Juan Manuel Fangio, wearing his helmet and goggles, and the big smile on the face of Enzo Ferrari hides the reality of a strained relationship between the driver […]

Ferrari, Nurburgring, de Portago

In the Fahrerlager

This is the old paddock at the Nürburgring at the time of the German Grand prix of August 5, 1956. This paddock was situated outside of the track and had a tunnel which went under the start/finish area and then giving access to the racing circuit. The natty gentleman standing in the middle of the […]

Fangio, Lancia-Ferrari, Syracusa, klemcoll

Fangio at Syracusa

Between 1951 and 1967 a non-Championship Grand Prix was held, generally in the Spring, on a 3.4 mile temporary public road circuit near the city of Syracusa on the Ionian coast of Sicily. This was an Italian “warm up” event before the start of the European Grand Prix season and often a race for the […]