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After the War…

One of the most important early races after the end of World War II was the Grand Prix des Nations held on July 21, 1946 over a street circuit in Geneva, Switzerland. Prewar Grand Prix cars which had been put away in safety over the war years made one of their first appearances after the […]

Reims, Alfa Romeo, Sanesi

The Grandeur of Reims

This wonderful image shows what the Reims circuit looked like during the 1951 French Grand Prix. The pits were on the left, with but little separation from the Route Départmentale on which this section of the circuit was laid out. You are looking back up the main straight toward the hairpin turn called Thilois which […]

Mike Hawthorn, Juan Fangio, Peter Collins, Harry Schell

The Drivers Meeting

There is a drivers meeting before the start of every major race. The faces and attitudes tell one a lot about what may soon transpire. This group is going to hear about the start and clearly visible in the photograph is the starting flag, held by the official who will start the race, the infamous […]

Shameless Commercialism!

We wish to announce a Special Clearance Sale, running from today through December 31st. During this period, all of our Special Publications will be available at 60% off the retail price and all print orders through The Gallery will be 30% off the retail price, including prints signed by our photographers when available. However, the discounts on […]

March, Ronnie Peterson, Brands Hatch, Race of Champions

Nigel Snowdon’s Favorite Photo

Here is the ever-so-talented Swedish driver Ronnie Peterson braking as he turns into Druids at the top of the hill on the Brands Hatch circuit in England on March 19, 1972 during the Race of Champions, a British F1 race which did not count for the World Championship. Peterson is driving a March-Cosworth 721X which […]

Lauda, Ferrari, Nurburgrung

Niki Lauda

In honor of the excellent new film “Rush,” here is the great Niki Lauda during practice for the 1976 German Grand Prix on the Nürburgring in which he suffered the terrible accident which almost ended his career and his life. This photograph may have been taken before the ditched curve at Schwalbenschwanz. Lauda was driving […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, Mike Hawthorn

At Speed at Le Mans…

This is Mike Hawthorn, leaving the exit from Tertre Rouge corner onto the Mulsanne Straight on June 23, 1957, driving a Ferrari 335 Sport. This was chassis number 0674, which he shared with Luigi Musso. They retired on lap 57 with engine failure, a condition which struck several Ferraris at Le Mans that year. The […]

Ferrari, 250TR, Colorado Grand

The Colorado Grand

Twenty-five years ago the late Colorado old car enthusiast Bob Sutherland and Larry Tolar, a member of the Colorado State Patrol who carried out his police duties on a motorcycle, created the most famous of all the old car tours. Bob had enjoyed runnings of the Historic Mille Miglia in Italy and wanted to have […]

Reims, Caracciola, Mercedes-Benz, Grand Prix

The Start !

The great Mercedes champion Rudolf Caracciola accelerates away from the start of the French Grand Prix at the Reims-Gueux public road circuit on July 3, 1938. The talented German driver had completely muffed his start from the second row of the grid and was now back next to the mysterious SEFAC. He recovered to get […]

Brroklands, Maserati, B.Bira

High on The Banking

Before the War, the Brooklands Byfleet Banking was the only truly high speed venue in England – and challenging it was for sure. Built in 1907 using cement slab, the banking was about 30 feet high and allowed speeds of over 140 mph. This Klemantaski photo, taken during the Junior Car Club 200 Mile Race […]