Ferrari, Palm Springs, Ernie McAfee, klemcoll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

BRM, Graham Hill, klemcoll

Silverstone, July 20, 1963 – the British Grand Prix. Here is a wonderful close-in photo of Graham Hill pressing on with his BRM 57 which carries the number 1, indicative of the reigning World Champion. In those days photographers out on the circuit stood inches behind a low cement wall (seen in the lower left), […]

Castellotti, Ferrari, Silverstone, klemcoll

Here we see the upcoming Italian driver Eugenio Castellotti with his Ferrari-Lancia in the very fast Abbey Curve at Silverstone during the British Grand Prix on July 14, 1956. It was hoped that Castellotti would be capable of taking the place of Alberto Ascari, killed in a mysterious testing crash at Monza in May 1955 […]

Bobby Baird was a driver from Ulster in Northern Ireland who raced primarily in England during the early 1950s. Here he is driving his 3 liter Ferrari 250MM Vignale spider in the Production Sports Car Race during the International Trophy Meeting at Silverstone on May 9, 1953. He would finish tenth behind several Jaguar C-Types, […]