Tag Archives: Alfonso de Portago

Alfonso de Portago, OSCA, Ferrari, klemcoll

Alfonso de Portago

This is a fine portrait of a famous driver – Alfonso de Portago taken at the Nurburgring before a sports car race which preceded the German Grand Prix on August 1, 1954. Portago was driving a 1500cc OSCA MT4 painted his preferred dull black. He went off the road and did not finish. Portago’s full […]

Ferrari, Mike Hawthorn

The Nine Hour Race

The Goodwood Nine Hour Race was a sports car endurance event held at the Goodwood circuit in Sussex for three years in the 1950s. Here is the Le Mans start of the third Nine Hour Race on August 20, 1955 with the Ferrari 750 Monza of Mike Hawthorn sliding sideways has he accelerates from his […]

Ferrari, de Portago, Mille Miglia

Before the End…

It is May 12, 1957 at the Ravenna control during the last Mille Miglia. The car is a Ferrari 335 Sport driven by Alfonso de Portago with his American friend Edmund Nelson as his passenger. The 335 Sport was perhaps the ultimate front-engined Ferrari sports-racer with a 4.1 liter four-cam motor which put out about […]

Ferrari, De portago, Peter Collins, Brescia, Mille Miglia

Early Morning in Brescia

It is about 5 AM on May 12, 1957 along the Viale Rebuffone, a wide street bordering a park in Brescia in northern Italy on which was placed the starting ramp for the Mille Miglia. The last cars to start are waiting in line to ascend the ramp, their race numbers showing their starting times. The Ferrari in […]

Portago, Ferrari, Lancia, D50, Castellotti, Silverstone

An Italian Pit Stop

Here is one of those frenetic Ferrari pit stops. This is at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 14, 1956. The car is a Lancia-Ferrari, actually one of the 1955 Lancia D50 Grand Prix cars which were turned over to Ferrari in the summer of that year when Lancia was no longer able […]