Porsche, Le Mans, John Paul, klemcoll

Here is the well-known modified Porsche 935/JLP2 of the team of John Paul Sr. and Jr. (with Briton Guy Edwards) at the 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours which took place on June 14-15. The 1980 Le Mans was marked by rain that lasted on and off for the entire race.  Most of the Porsche 935s […]

Maurice Trintignant, Ferrari, Monaco, klemcoll

 Today we are walking through the pits before practice at the Monaco Grand Prix which will take place on May 22, 1955. Seen here in his Ferrari 625F1 is the French vigneron and driver Maurice Trintignant. He has been assigned one of four of Ferrari’s older four cylinder cars in which he will compete with the much […]

Alfred Neubauer, Mercedes-Benz, klemcoll, Carrera Mexicana

Don Alfredo was just one of the nicknames for the famous Mercedes-Benz team manager Alfred Neubauer. Here is the great racing expert in Mexico prior to the running of the Carrera Panamericana Mexico in November 1952. Indeed. Neubauer was the first modern team manager. He had joined Austro-Daimler after the First World War, working under […]

Auto Union, Rosemeyer, Donington, klemcoll

This is the inside of the cockpit of the Auto Union C-Type following its victory at the Donington Grand Prix on October 2, 1937. This Auto Union was driven by Bernd Rosemeyer who was one of very few drivers capable of harnessing the power and somewhat unpredictable handling of this rear-engined monster. Auto Union AG […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Targa Florio, Olivier Gendebien, Phill Hill

We are at the start of the Targa Florio on May 24, 1959. Car n. 152, a Ferrari 250TR/59 is moving forward. Taking the start in this car is Olivier Gendebien who, as was often the case, has Phil Hill as his teammate. Photographers and other drivers stand on both sides of the road. Some […]

Monaco, Ferrari, Maserati, klemcoll

Here is one of those classic images from Monaco, this time the start of the Grand Prix there on May 13, 1956. On pole in the shaded area of the main straight is Juan Fangio in a Ferrari-Lancia, with the works Maserati of Stirling Moss next to him and then another Ferrari-Lancia this one driven […]

Ferrari, Mille Miglia, Peter Collins, klemcoll

The 1956 Mille Miglia took place on April 28-29. The race was run in unusually wet conditions which made it even more dangerous than would have otherwise been the case. Here are Peter Collins driving, behind the larger windscreen, with his navigator the photographer Louis Klemantaski sitting on the passenger side. They are at full […]

Ferrari, Targa Florio, klemcoll

We are here waiting in line for the start of the Targa Florio on May 11, 1958. The car is a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa entered by Scuderia Ferrari, one of four such cars entered by the factory team. This example will be driven by Luigi Musso and Belgian endurance expert Olivier Gendebien. Two of […]

British Empire Trophy, isle of man, klemcoll, George Abecassis

This is the start of the British Empire Trophy race which was held on the Douglas Circuit, a course set out on public roads in and around the town of Douglas on the Isle of Man, on August 21, 1947. The Isle of Man is a self-governing island in the Irish Sea where public road […]

Maserati, Fangio, Klemcoll, German Grand Prix, Nurburgring

Here is Juan Manuel Fangio, leader of the Maserati factory team, in the South Curve on the old Nurburgring circuit. He is driving a six cylinder Maserati A6GCM two liter Formula 2 car at the German Grand Prix on August 2, 1953. Color photographs from early 1950s races are exceedingly rare. Fangio was joined by […]