Category road racing

Alfa Romeo, Hans Ruesch, Crystal Palace, klemcoll

The Alfa That Did Not Race

Here we have an Alfa Romeo 8C35 being driven by the Swiss Hans Ruesch during practice for The Crystal Palace Cup which took place on July 1, 1939. at London’s Crystal Palace circuit. When Ruesch acquired his Alfa Romeo from Modena’s Scuderia Ferrari at the end of 1936 it had already experienced an important history with the […]

Giulio Ramponi, Richard Seaman, Donington, Delage,klemcoll

Giulio Ramponi

The date is August 29, 1936 at Donington Park before the Junior Car Club “200,” one of the first “endurance” races in England, as the famous Italian racing mechanic Giulio Ramponi is being pushed to the grid by one of his assistants, Jock Finlayson, in the equally famous 1927 Grand Prix Delage 15-S-8 which will […]

ferrari, klemcoll, Tavoni, Bazzi

The First SWB

We believe that this is the first lightweight Ferrari 250GT SWB (short wheelbase berlinetta) here seen on test at the Modena Aerautodromo on October 29, 1959. It would have recently returned from its initial display at the Paris Auto Show earlier in the month. This SWB berinetta, chassis n. 1539GT, had several minor differences from […]

ferrari, zandvoort,klemcoll

A Little Ferrari

This photograph was taken at Zandvoort located in the seafront dunes of Holland during the Prijs von Zandvoort on August 15, 1954. The driver is Herman Roosdorp, a Dutch driver resident in Antwerp Belgium, and his car is an early customer Ferrari 500 Mondial n. 0434MD. The 500 Mondials had a two liter four cylinder […]

Paul Frere, Le Mans, klemcoll, Ferrari

A Yellow Helmet

This the Belgian journalist and excellent semi-professional driver Paul Frère, wearing a yellow helmet in the Belgian racing colors, as he drifts his Scuderia Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa around Tertre Rouge corner during the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours on June 25, 1960. Frère was partnered by his countryman, the very experienced endurance driver Olivier […]

Castellotti, Ferrari-Lancia, Ferrari, klemcoll, Silverstone

Eugenio Castellotti at Silverstone

We are standing at Silverstone on the grid just before the start of the British Grand Prix on July 14, 1956. Staring with a challenging look at Alan Smith’s camera is Ferrari driver Eugenio Castellotti, sitting is his Ferrari-Lancia. His car was a development of the prior year’s Lancia D50, one of several Lancia Grand […]

Jaguar, Stirling Moss, Le Mans, klemcoll

An Unsuccessful Streamliner

Here is a rare view of a rare car. It is a rare view because this car lasted only about three hours and a rare car because its bodywork and related mechanicals were scrapped after its race was over. This rara avis is a Jaguar C-Type, here driven by Stirling Moss during the early laps of […]

Felice boleto, Enzo Ferrari, Fredrici Giberti, Luigi Villoresi, klemcoll

Archivio Corrado Millanta®

  We have recently acquired the Archivio Corrado Millanta® from the family of Corrado Millanta who died in December 1983 at the age of 74. Millanta had a professional background in industrial design and engineering but loved photography. He developed close friendships with automotive designers, engineers and drivers which gave him unusual access to racing […]

Jaguar, Monza, klemcoll

The Race of Two Worlds

For the second “Monza 500” which took place on June 29, 1958 Ecurie Ecosse showed up – because the potential prize money was more than adequate – with two of its Jaguar D-Types and a new Lister-chassied open wheel car with a D-Type engine. They had had a pretty successful result in the first Monza […]

Lancia, Dundrod, klemcoll

The Lancia D25 at Dundrod

This is the engine bay of the Lancia D25 with its rarely seen 3750cc four cam 60-degree V6. This D25 will be assigned to Juan Manuel Fangio and Eugenio Castellotti for the Tourist Trophy at the Dundrod circuit in Northern Ireland on September 11, 1954. Lancia had brought four cars to the “TT,” a pair […]