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, […]

klemcoll, Nuvolari, Auto-Union

  Before the World War II, the acknowledged master of Grand Prix racing was Tazio Nuvolari. Here he is on the very slippery when wet stone block surface of the Bremgarten circuit near the middle of Bern during practice for the Swiss Grand Prix which would take place on August 21, 1938. Nuvolari had left […]

This is the French driver Maurice Trintignant taking a well deserved drink immediately after the finish of the May 22, 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, surrounded by his mechanics and other team members. He had just won this important race with his Scuderia Ferrari 625F1 in a totally unexpected outcome. The 625F1 was for all intentions the […]

This is a lovely late spring day at Silverstone with the sky details beautifully caught by Tom March’s camera. Note also the crowd sitting on the grass along Hangar Straight with absolutely no protection from an errant racing car. This was the May 10, 1952 International Daily Express Trophy Meeting at Silverstone where there was […]

Eugenio Castellotti, striding along next to his Ferrari 555F1 “Supersqualo” on the way to the start of the 1955 Italian Grand Prix on September 11, was Ferrari’s Italian hope for the future. There was no question that he combined talent and bravery. The man to Castellotti’s right, festooned with cameras, is the famous photojournalist Bernard […]

Here is Phil Hill in his Ferrari 156F1 braking for the Parabolica corner at Monza during the Italian Grand Prix on September 10, 1961. Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips, both driving for Ferrari, were close for the Championship which either could win. Hill had 29 points and Trips was at 33 before the Monza […]

Ferrari, Mille Miglia, Collins, klemcoll

Although not Louis Klemantaski’s favorite photograph, this is perhaps his most famous. Color in the mid-1950s was something pretty rare, especially action color. Color photographs were almost never run in either magazines or books because of the high printing cost. Klemantaski used to say that every color photograph he took was one that would never […]

Orzali, Ferrari klemcoll, Snowplow

What is this? It is the famous Ferrari attempt by designer Mauro Forghieri to explore a totally new idea during 1972. This unusual design quickly got the nickname Spazzaneve (snowplow) because of its unique shape. The official name was 312B3, but it never raced, although it was tested, both at Ferrari’s private track at Fiorano, […]