Category road racing

Fangio, Thillois, Ferrari, klemcoll

At Thillois…

This iconic image was taken from the apex of the original Thillois hairpin at the top of the main straight on the old Reims grand prix circuit during the French Grand Prix on July 1, 1956. At the wheel is then three time World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio. He is trail-braking his Ferrari-Lancia D50 – […]

BRM, Goodwood, Reg Parnell, klemcoll, Froilan Gonzalez, Raymond Mays, Alan R. Smith

A Most Rare Victory

BRM has won! Their three cars entered have finished first, second and third in this “Daily Graphic” Formula Libre Goodwood Trophy fifteen lap race at Goodwood on September 27, 1952. Standing on the left side of the photo is the rotund Froilán González, driver of the winning n. 5 BRM, while his teammate and second […]

Le Mans, Ferrari, klemcoll

Three Ferraris at Le Mans

Here we are above the pits at Le Mans before then start of the 24 Hours on July 28, 1956. Because of the tragic accident in 1955, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest had decreed that for 1956 the engine displacement of cars running as prototypes would be lowered t0 2.5 liters. Production cars were not […]

Cobra, Ferrari, Daytona,klemcoll

Daytona Days

It is just prior to the pace lap at Daytona for the Continental, a 2000 Km race held on February 2, 1964 and counting for the Manufacturers Championship. Here the starting field is lined up in pit lane with two Shelby Cobras in the front row. On pole is the brand new Cobra Daytona Coupe […]

Jim Clark, Silverstone, Lotus, klemcoll

Two Views of a Start

Here is an unusual pair of photographs: the Start of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 20, 1963 seen almost simultaneously from opposite sides of the grid. On pole in Lotus 25 n. 4 is Jim Clark and next to him in n. 9 is Dan Gurney in his Brabham BT7 with a Climax […]

BRM, Fangio, Silverstone, klemcoll

The Sound of 16

Here is a rare early color photograph of an even rarer car and driver combination: a V16 BRM and Juan Manuel Fangio. This is at the Daily Express International Formula Libre Race which was a support race for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 18, 1953. This race took place at the end of […]

Ascari, Villoresi. Maserati, klemcoll French Grand Prix

Two Friends Go Racing

Here we are in the pits during the French Grand Prix which was held on a public road circuit at Lyon on September 21, 1947. On the left behind the two mechanics who are trying to discover a fatal engine problem is the then 29 year old Alberto Ascari who is being advised by his […]

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 […]