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Ferrari, Nurburgring, klemcoll

Into the Südlehre…

In 1950 Germany was allowed to join the FIA and the famous German Grand Prix was held as a non-championship Formula 2 race, limited to two liter engines, unsupercharged. Here, under dark cloud-covered skies, right after the start the field sweeps into the South Curve. Note that the surface shows some signs of winter and […]

ferrari goodwood, klemcoll

Give Me Goodwood on a Summer’s Day…

Indian Summer it was – as Americans would perhaps say – on September 27, 1952. But nevertheless, Roy Salvadori’s famous words ring true in this photograph as mechanics roll Louis Rosier’s Ferrari 375F1 back to its paddock stall after one of its races that day. In the typical format of those years at Goodwood, there […]

ferrari, klemcoll. shelby

Shelby’s Ferrari

A happy Carroll Shelby about to climb out of the Ferrari 375 Mille Miglia (0286AM) with its rounded style Vignale body that he has just driven to a win at Torrey Pines in California on July 11, 1955. Sitting in the car and holding the checkered flag is the car’s owner Alan Guiberson. This Ferrari […]

BRM, Graham Hill, klemcoll

An Old BRM

Silverstone, July 20, 1963 – the British Grand Prix. Here is a wonderful close-in photo of Graham Hill pressing on with his BRM 57 which carries the number 1, indicative of the reigning World Champion. In those days photographers out on the circuit stood inches behind a low cement wall (seen in the lower left), […]

Castellotti, Ferrari, Silverstone, klemcoll

Eugenio Castellotti at Speed

Here we see the upcoming Italian driver Eugenio Castellotti with his Ferrari-Lancia in the very fast Abbey Curve at Silverstone during the British Grand Prix on July 14, 1956. It was hoped that Castellotti would be capable of taking the place of Alberto Ascari, killed in a mysterious testing crash at Monza in May 1955 […]

Bobby Baird

Bobby Baird was a driver from Ulster in Northern Ireland who raced primarily in England during the early 1950s. Here he is driving his 3 liter Ferrari 250MM Vignale spider in the Production Sports Car Race during the International Trophy Meeting at Silverstone on May 9, 1953. He would finish tenth behind several Jaguar C-Types, […]

klemcoll, Nuvolari, Auto-Union

The Prewar Master

  Before the World War II, the acknowledged master of Grand Prix racing was Tazio Nuvolari. Here he is on the very slippery when wet stone block surface of the Bremgarten circuit near the middle of Bern during practice for the Swiss Grand Prix which would take place on August 21, 1938. Nuvolari had left […]

An Unexpected Victory

This is the French driver Maurice Trintignant taking a well deserved drink immediately after the finish of the May 22, 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, surrounded by his mechanics and other team members. He had just won this important race with his Scuderia Ferrari 625F1 in a totally unexpected outcome. The 625F1 was for all intentions the […]

The Celebrity Race

This is a lovely late spring day at Silverstone with the sky details beautifully caught by Tom March’s camera. Note also the crowd sitting on the grass along Hangar Straight with absolutely no protection from an errant racing car. This was the May 10, 1952 International Daily Express Trophy Meeting at Silverstone where there was […]

Castellotti’s Smile

Eugenio Castellotti, striding along next to his Ferrari 555F1 “Supersqualo” on the way to the start of the 1955 Italian Grand Prix on September 11, was Ferrari’s Italian hope for the future. There was no question that he combined talent and bravery. The man to Castellotti’s right, festooned with cameras, is the famous photojournalist Bernard […]