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The Impossible Win

Here is the Ferrari 250LM entered by Luigi Chinetti’s North American Racing Team which has just, quite improbably, won the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 20, 1965. The drivers who achieved this result – actually winning by five laps from another 250LM  – were veteran American driver Masten Gregory and coming Austrian star […]

Ferrari, klemcoll

The Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Tour

This week has been the time to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the famous Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. Ten of these rarest of the rare racing cars gathered in Utah and Colorado to crisscross these states over some 770 miles in a truly unusual gathering. The car above is one of the last 250TRs built […]

The Bite of the Countryside

The Targa Florio was never kind to cars, especially big fast cars. There was just too much scenery too close to the road. This is a Ferrari 330P4 which was being driven by Targa specialist and Palermo school teacher Nino Vaccarella with co-driver fellow Ferrari Italian sports car expert Ludovico Scarfiotti on May 14, 1967. […]

Aston Martin, Le Mans, Shelby, klemcoll

The Final Victory

The Aston Martin folks always have referred this way to the win by Aston Martin at Le Mans on June 21, 1959, after years of trying. For 1959 Aston Martin had made a huge effort to achieve reliability for Le Mans, especially with respect to their transmissions which had always been rather problematic. Here is […]

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 […]

Maserati, Pescara, Fangio, klemcoll

Gran Premio di Pescara

The holiday town of Pescara on Italy’s Adriatic coast was the scene of various important motor races both before and after the war years. Pescara was sometimes the point where the course of the Mille Miglia passed through either on the way to Rome or, if run anti-clockwise, coming from the Eternal City. A driver […]

Maserati, Fangio, Silverstone, klemcoll

A Start at Silverstone

It is just after the start of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 18, 1953. This image was taken as the leaders approached “The Motor” pedestrian bridge which was placed just before entry to the sweeping right hander called Copse. The leading car is a Maserati A6GCM which had a six-cylinder two liter […]

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 John Surtees, Moden aerautodromo, klemcoll

Testing is Everything

This is World Champion John Surtees doing duty as a test driver for Ferrari in a new prototype Ferrari 330P2 at the Modena Aerautodromo test circuit on December 11, 1964. The test ran over three days as the mechanics with Surtees’ input worked to make the prototype ready for its introductory appearance at the Daytona […]

Hans Reusch, Ferrari, Isle of Man

An Unusual Ferrari

  Here is the Swiss sports car driver Hans Ruesch during the British Empire Trophy which was run on the Douglas Circuit, an open road street circuit, in the town of Douglas on the Isla of Man which is in the Irish Sea, on June 18, 1953. Ruesch is driving a Ferrari 340MM with bodywork […]