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klemcoll, Spa-Francorchamps

The Drivers’ Meeting

A drivers meeting is rarely a deeply solemn affair, but here just look at the faces… These young men are standing in front of the pits at Spa-Francorchamps before the start of the Belgian Grand Prix on June 14, 1964. Spa was a course that made everyone nervous, especially if it might rain. You did […]

Lancia, Spa-Francorchamps, klemcoll

A Lancia at Spa-Francorchamps

Here is a Lancia D50 which will be driven by Eugenio Castellotti in the 1955 Belgian Grand Prix which took place at the famous Spa-Francorchamps road circuit on June 5, 1955. Perhaps the most difficult and often dangerous aspect of racing at Spa-Francorchamps, made all the more so by the very high speed and elevation […]

Allard Desmond Titterington, klemcoll, Dundrod

An Allard in Ulster

Under the threatening skies of Ulster here is Desmond Titterington at the wheel of an Allard J2 on the dangerous Dundrod circuit in Northern Ireland on July 6, 1952. This was a handicap sports car race which was a support race for the more prestigious Ulster Trophy which would take place the next day as […]

Jaguar. Le Mans, klemcoll

The Green Machine

This is a rare Klemantaski color image. shot on his Rollei early in the famous and tragic Le Mans 24 Hours which took place on June 11-12, 1955. This green Jaguar D-Type with the latest updated specifications was one of three works entries at Le Mans that year and was driven by Don Beauman and […]

Ferrari, Jacques Swaters, klemcoll, Dundrod

A Yellow Monza

This is Jacques Swaters driving a three liter Ferrari Monza (chassis 0518M) at the Tourist Trophy race on September 18, 1955. The “TT” as it was called counted for the World Sportscar Championship that year and was run on the narrow and dangerous Dundrod public road circuit in Northern Ireland over a distance of just […]

Ferrari klemcoll, Le mans

A Testa Rossa Prototype

This is just before the start of the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 22, 1957. This car was one of two similar Ferraris which were examples of the Old Man’s initial bet for the future, the famous 250 Testa Rossa using a three liter V12 single camshaft per bank motor, a development from the […]

Maserati, Monza, Hans Tanner, Temple Buell, klemcoll

The Big Man

It is an early open practice day a few days before official practice for the 1958 Italian Grand prix, scheduled for September 7th. The rather hefty gentleman overseeing activities in the background is Masten Gregory’s American sponsor Temple Buell. The man looking back at the camera in a light blue shirt and wearing sunglasses is […]

Stirling Moss, Jaguar, Goodwood, klemcoll

Moss at Goodwood

In spite of a quizzical look over at the camera of Louis Klemantaski, Stirling Moss was on pole for the 5 lap sports car race at Goodwood on September 27, 1952. His look was actually a reflection of some annoyance because he was at that time Jaguar’s number 1 driver with a contract that promised […]

Dan Gurney, Stirling Moss,Maserati, Camoradi, Klemcoll, Nurburgring

And the Winners Are…

On the podium at the Nürburgring on May 22, 1960 are two happy fellows: Dan Gurney and Stirling Moss. They have just won the ADAC 1000 Km. race run on the famous Nordschliefe in a 2.9 liter Maserati T61 entered by Lloyd “Lucky” Casner’s Camoradi USA Racing Team. Camoradi also had a second T61 for […]

Bira, Maserati Silverstone, klemcoll

The Prince of Siam

There are almost no color photographs from the early postwar years. No magazine would publish them and the very slow film speeds made “freezing” a moving car very difficult unless the photographer was a true expert at his craft. But here is a good one of this rara avis, taken at the British Grand Prix […]