Ferrari, klemcoll, Cortese, Maranello

This photograph was taken in May 1949 on the Via Abetone Superiore which runs from the center of Maranello up into the hills southwest of the town. The lower part of the same road the, Abetone Inferiore, runs directly past the main entrance to the Ferrari factory. In the early years at Ferrari the Abetone […]

Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Tony Brooks, Monza, klemcoll

For the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 13, 1959 here are three of the five the Ferrari Team drivers: from the left, Tony Brooks, Phil Hill and Dan Gurney. Cliff Alison and Olivier Gendebien will drive two more Ferrari 246F1s. Enzo Ferrari had obviously loaded his gun for his home race. For the […]

Ferrari, Mike Hawthorn, Goodwood, klemcoll

This view is of the grid at Goodwood for an over 2 liter sports car race on September 25, 1954. The Ferrari seen here on pole with Mike Hawthorn at the wheel would normally be called a Ferrari 750 Monza, but in reality it was an earlier model, a 750 Sport. It was the first customer […]

Ferrari, Sebring, Castellotti, klemcoll

Here is Italian star Eugenio Castellotti with the new Ferrari 860 Monza which he shared with Juan Fangio on the circuit of bumpy runways and narrow access roads of Hendricks Field at Sebring on March 24, 1956. This car had a new chassis design which it would share with the V12 Ferrari 290MM. The 860 […]

Ferrari, Jacques Swaters, Jean Blaton, Willy Mairesse, klemcoll, Spa-Francorchamps

We are in the pits on May 1, 1967 before the 1000 km. Race at Spa-Francorchamps which counted for that year’s International Manufacturers Championship. This group all look concerned, probably with the stunning qualifying pace of the Chaparral 2F from Jim Hall’s team which was driven by Phil Hill and Mike Spence to pole. Standing […]

Ascari, Villoresi, Castellotti, Jano, klemcoll

On May 27, 1955 a non-Championship F1 race was held in the old Parco del Valentino in Turin. Lancia was there in force and here is the team relaxing before practice: on the left is Luigi Villoresi, next to him is team leader Alberto Ascari with the young lion Eugenio Castellotti listening carefully. Seated on the […]

Jim Clark, Lotus Charade, klemcoll

On several years the French Grand Prix was held at a mountainous circuit just outside of the city of Clermont-Ferrand, home of the Michelin tire company. This circuit was called the Circuit de Charade, but was also referred to by the name of its nearby city of Clermont-Ferrand and, in honor of one of the […]

Mercedes, Alfred Neubauer, klemcoll, Reims

Here is that famous team manager of Mercedes-Benz, Alfred Neubauer, on the grid at the public road circuit of Reims-Gueux before the French Grand Prix on July 3, 1938. Naubauer is standing next to the Mercedes W154 which will be driven by Hermann Lang to third place behind his teammates Manfred von Brauchitsch and Rudolf […]

Sebring, Maserati, klemcoll

Here we are at Sebring on March 22, 1957 during practice for the 12 hour endurance race. The Maserati team drivers are surrounding the Maserati 450S which will be both on pole and the winning car. On the left is Harry Schell who will drive a Maserati 300S to second overall with Stirling Moss who […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Mauro Forghieri, Brands Hatch

Ferrari’s Technical Director Mauro Forghieri stands behind the Ferrari 330P4 which will be driven by Chris Amon and Jackie Stewart in the B.O.A.C. International 500 six hour race at Brands Hatch In England on July 7, 1967. Even though the race would be six hours, the race title sponsor B.O.A.C. (now British Airways) decided to […]