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Ferrari, klemcoll, Targa Florio, Olivier Gendebien, Phill Hill

Two Views at The Targa

We are at the start of the Targa Florio on May 24, 1959. Car n. 152, a Ferrari 250TR/59 is moving forward. Taking the start in this car is Olivier Gendebien who, as was often the case, has Phil Hill as his teammate. Photographers and other drivers stand on both sides of the road. Some […]

The Man with the Checkered Helmet

 A very pleased Jean Behra, France’s top driver in the 1950s, stands in the seat of his Ferrari 256F1 after winning the Aintree 200 on April 18, 1959, surrounded by his mechanics, photographers and the press. The Aintree race was an early season non-championship event and had an excellent entry with both full factory-entered and […]

A Targa Winner

The Targa Florio was indeed one of the truly great open road races. In this running on May 8, 1960 it was done on total elapsed time over 10 laps of the 72 km Piccolo Madonie circuit in Sicily. The length of the circuit made it very difficult to learn and experienced rally drivers were […]

Fangio, Maserati, Rouen, klemcoll

The Master

Klemantaski told us that he considered this to be his best ever photograph. It shows Juan Manuel Fangio winning the French Grand Prix at the Rouen-les Essarts public road circuit on July 7, 1957. The original square image, on 120 film, was shot using a Rolleiflex, not Klemantaski’s usual Leica. He was trying to pan […]

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 […]

Fangio, Maserati 250F, Rouen-Les Essarts

The Four Wheel Drift

Here is a truly classic Grand Prix image: the great Juan Manuel Fangio in an acute high speed drift on the long and very fast descent from the start/finish area on the public road course of Rouen-Les Essarts during the French Grand Prix on July 7, 1957. Fangio is holding his Maserati 250F at just the angle […]

Jean Behra, Maserati, Rob Walker, Casablanca, Morocco Grand Prix

A Walk in the Sun

  In the 1950s if there was a new race circuit which wanted an F1 Grand Prix, it first had to host a non-Championship F1 race so that the organizers’ abilities could be assessed. It was a good practice, now no longer observed. In 1957 the Royal Automobile Club of Morocco promoted a non-championship F1 race […]

Mike Hawthorn, Juan Fangio, Peter Collins, Harry Schell

The Drivers Meeting

There is a drivers meeting before the start of every major race. The faces and attitudes tell one a lot about what may soon transpire. This group is going to hear about the start and clearly visible in the photograph is the starting flag, held by the official who will start the race, the infamous […]