Stirling Moss, Denis Jenkinson, Mercedes-Benz, Mill Miglia, klemcoll

With the death of Stirling Moss, we present here photos from his most famous races. Of course Stirling Moss had perhaps his most famous victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia, driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with his great friend Denis Jenkinson as his navigator. This photo was taken at the top of the Futa Pass […]

Stirling Moss, Le Mans, klemcoll, Mercedes-Benz

A racer’s racer, a gentleman, a friend. All who had the pleasure to know him and many who only revered him will miss him deeply. Photo by Yves Debraine ©The Klemantaski Collection – http://www.klemcoll.com

Ferrari, Maranello, klemcoll

This is the scene in the factory yard outside the Racing Department at Ferrari in Maranello as preparations are underway before the 1957 Mille Miglia which for these entries will start in Brescia on the morning of May 12. On the left is a newly-constructed 335 Sport which will be driven by Peter Collins with his […]

Cooper, Spa-Francorchamps, Jochen Rindt, John Surtees, klemcoll

The Belgian Grand Prix took place on the super-fast old Spa-Francorchamps circuit on June 12, 1966. It was both exciting and terrifying. Here is Jochen Rindt in a works-entered V12-engined Cooper-Maserati 81, braking on the approach to the La Source hairpin after heavy rain with the Ferrari 312 of John Surtees following in the spray. […]

Maserati, BRM, Vanwall, Thin Wall, klemcoll, Goodwood

This photograph has alway been a favorite of ours. It shows the front row of the grid accelerating away at the start with four different cars, the starter standing on his podium just behind the 5 minute sign. This race was part of a meeting at Goodwood on September 25, 1954 and was a 10-lap […]

Bruce McLaren, Cooper, Monaco, klemcoll

 Recently, one of our readers asked for a post about Bruce McLaren, so here he is. This photo was taken as McLaren pulled up in front of the Royal Box, celebrating his victory in the Monaco Grand Prix which took place on June 3, 1962. McLaren was driving a Cooper 60 powered by a 1.5 […]

Alberto Ascari, Ferrari, klemcoll, Pedralbes

Here is the famous Alberto Ascari with his Ferrari 375F1 entering the hairpin corner at the end of the main straight on the Avenida del Generalisimo Franco of the Pedralbes street circuit situated in the western part of Barcelona during the Spanish Grand Prix on October 28, 1951. This was the final race of the […]

Mercedes, Donington, Klemcoll

“Nothing I can say will give any idea of the reaction this amazing start produced in the spectators, who had never heard, smelt or seen anything like this in their lives, and were knocked flat by the deafening noise, the perfectly bestial aroma of “Merc” fuel and burning rubber, and the way the cars had […]

Ferrari, Brands Hatch, Graham Hill, klemcoll

Here is Graham Hill in Count Giovanni Volpi’s Ferrari 250TRi/61 braking for Druids Corner on the Brands Hatch Circuit on December 26, 1961. A race meeting at Brands Hatch on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, was a tradition run by the British Racing & Sports Car Club under their then Secretary and famous race […]

klemcoll. Jim Clark, Lotus, Charade

In central France near the industrial town of Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne region was a circuit called Charade, to many a somewhat miniature French equivalent of the famous Nürburgring in Germany. Using mostly public roads, the circuit was just over eight kilometers long and ran up and down the steep mountain inclines in the area. […]