Category road racing

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, […]

Ferrari, Nurburgring, klemcoll

Into the Südlehre…

In 1950 Germany was allowed to join the FIA and the famous German Grand Prix was held as a non-championship Formula 2 race, limited to two liter engines, unsupercharged. Here, under dark cloud-covered skies, right after the start the field sweeps into the South Curve. Note that the surface shows some signs of winter and […]

ferrari goodwood, klemcoll

Give Me Goodwood on a Summer’s Day…

Indian Summer it was – as Americans would perhaps say – on September 27, 1952. But nevertheless, Roy Salvadori’s famous words ring true in this photograph as mechanics roll Louis Rosier’s Ferrari 375F1 back to its paddock stall after one of its races that day. In the typical format of those years at Goodwood, there […]

ferrari, klemcoll. shelby

Shelby’s Ferrari

A happy Carroll Shelby about to climb out of the Ferrari 375 Mille Miglia (0286AM) with its rounded style Vignale body that he has just driven to a win at Torrey Pines in California on July 11, 1955. Sitting in the car and holding the checkered flag is the car’s owner Alan Guiberson. This Ferrari […]