Tag Archives: Bern

Alfa Romeo, Bremgarten, Jean-Pierre Wimille, klemcoll

Alfa Romeo at Bern

Prewar color racing photographs are very rare. This one was taken during practice for the 1938 Swiss Grand Prix on the Bremgarten circuit in Bern. Not only was 35mm color film difficult to find but obtaining a good image of a moving racing car in color was near impossible with a film speed of ASA […]

klemcoll, Nuvolari, Auto-Union

The Prewar Master

  Before the World War II, the acknowledged master of Grand Prix racing was Tazio Nuvolari. Here he is on the very slippery when wet stone block surface of the Bremgarten circuit near the middle of Bern during practice for the Swiss Grand Prix which would take place on August 21, 1938. Nuvolari had left […]

mercedes, bern, swiss grand prix,

Richard Seaman – Grand Prix Driver

Richard “Dick” Seaman was a young Englishman, in love with motor racing and with substantial family wealth behind him to support his enthusiasms. His mother had even given him a country house for his 20th birthday! Dick Seaman started racing in 1934 with an MG K3 Magnette and won his third race, the voiturette category support […]