Category photographs

Dangerous Dundrod

The Dunrod Circuit was located in Northern Ireland near the village of that name and only a few miles west of Belfast. It was used for the RAC Tourist Trophy race for sports cars from 1950-55 and also for the Ulster Trophy for Grand Prix cars from 1950-53. Motorcycle races were also held on the […]

Afternoon at Tertre Rouge

It is a lovely late afternoon on June 15, 1963 at Le Mans as a long series of cars leave the corner at Tertre Rouge and embark onto the Mulsanne Straight. The red car n. 2 above is an updated Maserati 151/2 entered by Johnny Simone’s Maserati France to be driven by Andr√© Simon and […]

Hatzenbach

In 1950, the effects of the War were still being felt, so the resurrection of the German Grand Prix would not be part of the newly-created Formula 1 World Championship. Instead it would be a Formula 2 race, because there were no longer any F1 cars in Germany and lots of F2 cars were available. […]

An Easy Win

In the Spring of the year in the 1950s and 1960s there was usually a kind of warm-up for the Grand Prix season, a non-championship Formula 1 race in Sicily on the Syracuse circuit near the town of Syracusa which is located near the southeast corner of the island. The Syracuse circuit, using public roads, […]

A New Archive of Photos

We have recently acquired an important European archive of racing photographs which we call the JJF Archive. For today, we want to show our readers a small selection from the JJF Archive. However, the JJF Archive also contains some photographs from the USA and Argentina as well. The photograph above is from the start of […]

Honda Rouen les Essarts, klemcoll

A Tragic Unsuccessful Experiment

In 1968 the Honda Grand Prix team arrived at the French Grand Prix with two cars, one of which incorporated some highly experimental ideas. The race would be held on July 7, the usual early July time for the French race. But instead of the high speed triangular circuit at Reims, this year’s race would […]

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 […]

Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Targa Florio, klemcoll

Two Old Friends in Sicily

Dan Gurney and Phil Hill, the latter with his faithful Leica to record the goings-on, stand next to one of three the Ferrari 250TR/59s that the Scuderia had brought to Sicily for the 1959 Targa Florio which would take place on May 24th. There had been some concern that the race might not take place […]

Ascari, Fangio, Klemcoll, Silverstone Alfa Romeo

The Boys

In 1950 the International Daily Express Trophy non-championship race took place at Silverstone on August 26. Before the start a group got together for a photo on the grid in front of The Motor magazine bridge. On the left is Alberto Ascari with Yves Giraud-Cabantous who would drive a Talbot 26C peeking over his left […]

Fangio, Maserati, Monaco, klemcoll

The Master at Tabac

Here is Juan Manuel Fangio in his lovely Maserati 250F sweeping into Tabac corner during the Monaco Grand prix on May 19, 1957. Tabac, still used today as the left-hander before the swimming pool complex, was so called because a tabaconist’s shop used to be located there. 1957 was Fangio’s fifth and final Championship year, […]