Category road racing

Lancia, alberto Ascari, Mille Miglia, klemcoll

Winner of The Mille Miglia

Alberto Ascari sits in his works Lancia D24 just before going up the ramp for his start in the 1954 Mille Miglia. At the end of the 1953 season Ascari and Enzo Ferrari had parted ways, probably because Luigi Villoresi who had become close to Lancia had convinced his pupil Alberto to switch sides for […]

Ferrari, Nino Farina, Aurelio Lampredi, klemcoll, Froilan Gonzalez, Syracusa

Conference at Syracusa

This gathering of some important members of the Ferrari team is at practice for the non-Championship Syracuse Grand Prix which took place on April 14, 1954 at the Syracusa public road circuit in Sicily. The car is the all new Ferrari 553F1 “Squalo,” so called because of its shark-like look, a 2.5 liter F1 car […]

Ferrari, Gilles Villeneuve, klemcoll, Monaco

Ferrari’s 312T5

Here we see a clear view of the Ferrari 312T5 as driven by Gilles Villeneuve at the Monaco Grand Prix on May 18, 1980. Note the low, wide and very flat bodywork, trying to get clean air to the rear wing. The T5 was the final development of the combination of Ferrari’s well-known flat 12 […]

Ferrari, John Surtees, Monaco, klemcoll

Looking Back

As the cars line up before practice with photographers all around, John Surtees looks into Bob Daley’s camera from his Ferrari 158/F1. The scene is at practice before the Monaco Grand Prix which would be run on May 10, 1964. The Ferrari entry for Surtees was the first championship race appearance of the 1.5 liter […]

Passing Into The Lead…

This fantastic racing image was taken during the Mille Miglia on May 12, 1957. The Ferrari 315 Sport n. 532 visible in front is being driven by Wolfganag von Trips. Trips would eventually finish second overall, directly behind the winner Piero Taruffi who drove a similar although slightly more powerful Ferrari. This photograph was taken […]

Reg Parnell, Alfa Romeo, Silverstone, klemcoll

The Adoration of the Crowd

Here is Giuseppe “Nino” Farina with a huge winner’s wreath around his shoulders in the midst of a delighted crowd after the finish of the 1950 British Grand Prix on May 13, 1950. The race was held at Silverstone, using the former RAF airfield runways and access roads, and was the first race of the […]

Stirling Moss, Innes Ireland, Monaco Grand Prix, klemcoll

How’s the Knee, Old Man?

  Two years after his career-ending accident at Goodwood, Stirling Moss was well on his way to supporting himself with his as yet untapped talents. Here Moss is a television reporter for the May 10, 1964 running of the Monaco Grand Prix as he interviews his friend Innes Ireland before the first practice session. Ireland […]

Juan Fangio, Maserati, klemcoll, Ferrari, Rouen-les essarts

In the Forest

This evocative photograph was taken in the early morning of July 7, 1957 as the Ferrari team lined up to fill their cars with fuel before French Grand Prix which would be on the Rouen-Les-Essarts public road circuit. The four team cars are the Ferrari 801F1, the result of two years’ development of the Lancia […]

Lotus, Rindt, Hulton Park, klemcoll

Gold Leaf Team Lotus

Here is Lotus driver Jochen Rindt at the non-Championship International Gold Cup race which took place at Oulton Park on August 22, 1970. To provide more racing for the spectators, the Gold Cup  was run in two 20 lap heats with the overall finishing order being determined on aggregate time. Grid positions for the first […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Cortese, Maranello

Testing on the Abetone

This photograph was taken in May 1949 on the Via Abetone Superiore which runs from the center of Maranello up into the hills southwest of the town. The lower part of the same road the, Abetone Inferiore, runs directly past the main entrance to the Ferrari factory. In the early years at Ferrari the Abetone […]