Tag Archives: Ami Guichard

Paul Frere, Ferrari, klemcoll

A Journalist in F1

Paul Frère, the celebrated Belgian automotive journalist, was also a talented racing driver. Here he sits in a Ferrari 555 “Squalo” in the pits at Monte Carlo before practice for the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix which took place on May 22, 1955. For this race Ferrari had entered four cars, two of the 555 type […]

Surtees, Ferrari, Masta, klemcoll

Rain and the Masta Kink

This is John Surtees with his Ferrari 312 on the exit from the Masta Kink at Spa-Francorchamps during the Belgian Grand Prix on June 13, 1966. The Masta Kink was a very fast, often flat in the dry, left-right midway down the long straight between Malmédy and Stavelot. Since it was lined with buildings and fences […]

Cesare Paradise, Maserati, Monaco Grand Prix

Cesare Perdisa

For the last several days our website – http://www.klemcoll.com – and our primary email address – info@klemcoll.com – have been offline due to a server changeover. Both are back online and accessible now. Rarely photographed, this is Giuseppe Cesare Perdisa, here sitting on the pit counter during practice for the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix. This would be […]

Ferrari, 250LM, Paris Auto Show

The First Ferrari 250LM

At the Paris Auto Show in October 1963 Ferrari and Pininfarina displayed a new Ferrari GT car, destined to replace the 250GTO as a Ferrari race winner. This was the 250LM, a rear-engined three liter GT car which Ferrari tried, unsuccessfully, to have homologated as an extension of the 250GT series. Because the 250LM was […]

Phil Hill, Olivier Gendebien, Paul Frere, Le Mans

Three Le Mans Winners

Three happy former winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans have a quick reunion in the pits before the start of the 1971 race: Phil Hill, Olivier Gendebien and Paul Frère. Between them they had eight Le Mans wins. Hill won, with Gendebien, in 1958, 1961 and 1962, while Gendebien won his second 24 […]

Stirling Moss, Aintree, Mercedes-Benz, British Grand Prix

Stirling Moss on his way to Victory

Here is the great Stirling Moss, now Sir Stirling Moss, taking a Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix car into Melling Crossing on the old Aintree circuit near Liverpool. Aintree contained both a three-mile motor racing course of overall triangular shape but with one side bent inwards, as well as the famous steeplechase horse racing course where […]