Category road racing

Mercedes-Benz, stirling moss, aimtree

Moss at Aintree

Stirling Moss is here braking for Cottage Corner, a tight left hand turn on the back of the Aintree Grand Prix circuit, during the British Grand Prix on July 16, 1955. Moss ran together with Juan Manuel Fangio in their Mercedes W196 F1 cars at the front of the field, well ahead of their teammates […]

Daniel Sexton Gurney 1931-2018

One of the most loved and respected members of racing history has passed away. This evocative image by Nigel Snowdon shows Dan Gurney braking for La Source during his victorious run with his Eagle at Spa-Francorchamps in the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix . This was only the second Grand Prize victory by an American in an […]

Speeding in the Rain

Here is the well-known American driver Bob Bondurant (and now for many years having run his famous eponymous racing school) with a Cobra 427 in a driving rain wet race at Brands Hatch on May 8, 1966. “Bondo” shared the duties for this 500-mile six hour race with David Piper. Their car was entered by […]

Stirling Moss,Dan Gurney, Monza, Ferrari, Cooper

Monza 1959

The 1959 Italian Grand Prix took place, as usual, at Monza and was run on September 13th. The Coopers of Brabham and Moss, the former a works car and the latter belonging to Moss’s entrant Rob Walker, were able to challenge the more powerful yet less good handling cars from Maranello. Ferrari had brought a […]

Ferrari, de portage, Goodwood, klemcoll

The Goodwood 9 Hours

In the early 1950s, after much discussion, it was concluded that Britain needed a sports car endurance race on the international level. The British Automobile Racing Club, a descendant of the prewar Junior Car Club which had organized races at Brooklands and Donington, decided to take the lead and organize such a race at Goodwood […]

Smoking Tires

  Some of the early sports car “rides” for Stirling Moss were with Jaguars, such as this factory-owned XK120 shown here during the afternoon one-hour Production Sports Car Race at the BRDC International Trophy Meeting at Silverstone on May 5, 1951. This was the first win of the year for Moss and he had the […]

Antique Automobiles

  Here is the versatile British driver Vic Elford with a McLaren M7B in Tarzan Corner at the old Zandvoort circuit during the Dutch Grand Prix on June 21, 1969. Now what, you might ask, has this to do with Antique Automobiles? Everything. On the side of Elford’s car one may see those words, printed […]

Lancia, Mercedes, klemcoll

A Start at Monaco

This superb color photograph captures the start of what would be an exciting and surprising race, the Monaco Grand Prix of May 22, 1955. Here the still-accelerating field is about to brake hard for the very tight Gazometre hairpin at the end of the curving harborfront straight. On the inside as they approach the hairpin […]

Ferrari, Nurburgring, klemcoll

Upside Down

Standing above the inverted Ferrari 250GTO he has been driving is American Tommy Hitchcock III. The race was the May 19, 1963 running of the Nürburgring 1000 Kms. and the Ferrari is lying in the “ditch” of the famous Karussell. Hitchcock had been going too fast and had spun entering the banked inner section, mounted […]

Maserati, klemcoll

A Close Inspection

We are now in the paddock at Silverstone on July 18, 1953 before the running of the British Grand Prix. The cars look smallish because they are: for in 1952 and 1953 the World Championship was for Formula 2 cars with an engine displacement limit of two liters. Most of the competition for the Championship […]