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, […]

This fabulous photograph, was taken just in front of the Motor bridge at Silverstone at the entrance to Copse Corner on September 14, 1957. Here we see the Le Mans type start which was used for the over 1.5 liter Sports Car Race which took place before the non-championship F1 race at the International Trophy […]

Mercedes-Benz, stirling moss, aimtree

Stirling Moss is here braking for Cottage Corner, a tight left hand turn on the back of the Aintree Grand Prix circuit, during the British Grand Prix on July 16, 1955. Moss ran together with Juan Manuel Fangio in their Mercedes W196 F1 cars at the front of the field, well ahead of their teammates […]

One of the most loved and respected members of racing history has passed away. This evocative image by Nigel Snowdon shows Dan Gurney braking for La Source during his victorious run with his Eagle at Spa-Francorchamps in the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix . This was only the second Grand Prize victory by an American in an […]

Here is the well-known American driver Bob Bondurant (and now for many years having run his famous eponymous racing school) with a Cobra 427 in a driving rain wet race at Brands Hatch on May 8, 1966. “Bondo” shared the duties for this 500-mile six hour race with David Piper. Their car was entered by […]

Stirling Moss,Dan Gurney, Monza, Ferrari, Cooper

The 1959 Italian Grand Prix took place, as usual, at Monza and was run on September 13th. The Coopers of Brabham and Moss, the former a works car and the latter belonging to Moss’s entrant Rob Walker, were able to challenge the more powerful yet less good handling cars from Maranello. Ferrari had brought a […]

Ferrari, de portage, Goodwood, klemcoll

In the early 1950s, after much discussion, it was concluded that Britain needed a sports car endurance race on the international level. The British Automobile Racing Club, a descendant of the prewar Junior Car Club which had organized races at Brooklands and Donington, decided to take the lead and organize such a race at Goodwood […]

  Some of the early sports car “rides” for Stirling Moss were with Jaguars, such as this factory-owned XK120 shown here during the afternoon one-hour Production Sports Car Race at the BRDC International Trophy Meeting at Silverstone on May 5, 1951. This was the first win of the year for Moss and he had the […]

  Here is the versatile British driver Vic Elford with a McLaren M7B in Tarzan Corner at the old Zandvoort circuit during the Dutch Grand Prix on June 21, 1969. Now what, you might ask, has this to do with Antique Automobiles? Everything. On the side of Elford’s car one may see those words, printed […]