USAC, Indiana State Fairgrounds, klemcoll, Sprints

Less than ten miles from Indianapolis, home of the famous “Indy 500,” one finds the Indiana State Fairgrounds, site of an almost equally famous one mile oval which was originally a horse racing track and still held both equine racing as well as events for Sprint and stock cars.. For many years it was the […]

Monaco, klemcoll, Stirling Moss

Here we are on the harbor front straight accelerating down toward the Gazometre hairpin at the start of the Monaco Grand Prix on May 13, 1956. On pole and in the shadows on the left is Juan Manuel Fangio with one of the four Ferrari-Lancias entered. In the middle is Stirling Moss in a works […]

Maserati klemcoll, Luton Hoo, 8CM

In the late 1940s speed trials were held on a short estate road at Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire England organized by the Vintage Sports Car Club, sort of like a short (1.4 mile) special rally stage. This car is a well-known Maserati 8CM (chassis number 3011) being driven by its then owner Kenneth McAlpine on […]

Graham Hill, Monaco, Lotus, klemcoll

This womderful action photograph was taken at Tabac corner during the Monaco Grand Prix on May 28, 1968. Graham Hill is in his Lotus 49 powered by a Cosworth DFV V8. 1968 was the year when the Formula One cars began to sprout wings in search of downforce, following the concepts originated by Jim Hall […]

Jack Brabham, French GP, Le Mans klemcoll

Jack Brabham stands on the podium at Le Mans, having just won the French Grand Prix on July 2, 1967 holding with his sponsoring Esso Tiger and a magnum of Moët & Chandon champagne. In 1967 the French GP was held on the “Bugatti Circuit” at Le Mans, a rather uninteresting and much-shortened version of […]

Jack Brabham, Reims, klemcoll, Cooper

This victory celebration, with Jack Brabham in the midst of his mechanics and well-wishers, is taking place in the pit lane of the Reims Grand Prix circuit on July 3, 1960. The pit lane at Reims was then very narrow, as it remains on this ancient circuit today, with no separation from the slightly downhill […]

Talbot, Levegh, Le Mans, klemcoll

This is June 12, 1953 during practice at Le Mans for the 24 hour race. The car seen here is a Talbot Lago T26 GS and its driver standing next to it uses the nom de course of Pierre Levegh. Levegh’s real name was Pierre Bouillin. He had adopted the racing name of Levegh because it […]

Porsche, Targa Florio, klemcoll, Abarth

For a change, let’s not look at only overall winners, although the Porsche shown in this image was indeed a winner. It is a one of twenty Porsche Carrera Abarth GTLs which were built to extend the competitive life of the 1600cc 356 Carrera GS. This is the GTL entered and driven by Paul-Ernst Strähle […]

Eau Rouge, Spa-Francorchamps, klemcoll, Porsche

Here we have a Porsche 917K driven by Josef Siffert, who was teamed with Brian Redman, just crossing the bridge over Eau Rouge on the entry to the uphill nearly flat out Raidillon early during the May 17, 1970 running of the Spa-Francorchamps 1000 Km. race which counted for that year’s Manufacturers Championship. Behind the Redman/Siffert […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Peter Collins

For championship level sports car racing in 1957 it was now in the regulations that cars needed a top, two doors and a windshield of a certain height. Here we are in the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia, Italy on May 11, 1957 for the scrutineering of cars entered for the upcoming Mille Miglia. To the […]