Ferrari, Targa Florio, klemcoll, von Trips, Phil Hill

This is one of our favorite images. It provides almost a driver’s eye view of what it was like to compete in the Targa Florio, this being from the May 11, 1958 edition of the famous endurance race . The car is a Ferrari 250TR/58, serial number 0728, and was driven by Wolfgang von Trips, […]

Mario Andretti, Lotus, klemcoll

This is Mario Andretti before the start for what would be a wet United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen on October 2, 1977. Andretti is wearing both a nomex head sock as protection against fire and a taped water shield as well to keep water out of his nasal passages and avoid fogging his […]

Cobra, Dan Gurney, Targa Florio, klemcoll

Here is our man Dan Gurney, waiting for practice with the Shelby Cobra at the Targa Florio which took place on April 26, 1964. Gurney was partnered with Jerry Grant and together they finished eighth overall and first in GT over 3 liters. The Shelby American effort involved three other Cobras beyond the Gurney/Grant car. […]

lauda, klemcoll

Nike Lauda has died at the age of 70. Photo by Nigel Snowdon ©The Klemantaski Collection –

Ferrari Enzo Ferrari, Modena, klemcoll, Carlo Chitii

It is early March 1961 and Ferrari is holding a test of their new rear-engined 156F1 at the Modena Aerautodromo. Here in the pits is the new car with its 65° 1.5 liter Dino V6. It seemed a far more aggressive shape than the ungainly-looking prototype which had appeared with the 246F1 motor in 1960. […]

Mike Hawthorn, Ferrari, klemcoll

An old friend and often commentator to our points, Jim Sitz, has suggested that we do a post about the Grand Prix held on the Pedrables street circuit in Barcelona on October 24, 1954. Although the Championship had already been decided in favor of Juan Fangio, and this being the last race, Spain was indeed […]

Ferrari, Villoresi, Monza klemcoll

This lovely image is one of our favorite photographs. It shows that Klemantaski really knew how to pan for a perfect result, the car and driver are sharply in focus as they head into the afternoon sun and seeming to come forward against the blurred background. This was taken at the old Porfido corner at Monza, […]

Ferrari, Long Beach,klemcoll, scheckter

Two lovely Ferrari 312/T5s on the streets of Long Beach on March 30, 1980 during the USGP West. Nevertheless, beauty does not finish first every time. Ferrari, which had won the Championship for Jody Scheckter in 1979 with the 312/T4, found that their already rather ancient design would be out of the running with its […]

Afa Romeo, Silverstone, klemcoll

This past weekend was the 1000th Grand Prix of the modern era of Formula 1, held at Shanghai in China. Today let’s take a look back at some photographs from the first Grand Prix of this era. It was the British Grand Prix which also had the title of Grand Prix d’Europe and took place […]

Stirling Moss, Klemcoll, Monaco

Stirling Moss has another win, this time for Maserati at the Monaco Grand Prix which took place on May 13, 1956. He has received the winner’s trophy from Prince Rainier and is back on the harbor straight to congratulate his mechanics as the officials carry his winnings. 100 laps of Monaco over three hours was […]