Category Racing

Ferrari, klemcoll, Peter Collins, Wolfgang von Trips, Alfonso de Portago

Before the 1957 Mille Miglia

The date is probably May 10, 1957 as the Ferrari team assembles in the factory yard at Maranello before departing for Brescia and scrutineering the next day to be followed by the start of their Mille Miglia on the 12th. The car numbers indicate the starting time of each car. Car n. 534 is a […]

Cobra, Dan Gurney, Targa Florio, klemcoll

Dan the Man

Here is our man Dan Gurney, waiting for practice with the Shelby Cobra at the Targa Florio which took place on April 26, 1964. Gurney was partnered with Jerry Grant and together they finished eighth overall and first in GT over 3 liters. The Shelby American effort involved three other Cobras beyond the Gurney/Grant car. […]

Mike Hawthorn, Ferrari, klemcoll

The 1954 Spanish Grand Prix

An old friend and often commentator to our points, Jim Sitz, has suggested that we do a post about the Grand Prix held on the Pedrables street circuit in Barcelona on October 24, 1954. Although the Championship had already been decided in favor of Juan Fangio, and this being the last race, Spain was indeed […]

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 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 […]

Goodwood on a Summer’s Day…

This superb photograph shows the immediate result of the Le Mans type start of the International Nine Hour Race at Goodwood on August 22, 1953. Stirling Moss is already in the lead in Jaguar C-Type n. 1 which he would share with Peter Walker. The n. 3 C-Type, right behind Moss, is being driven by […]