Tag Archives: Ferrari

Alberto Ascari, klemcoll, Spa-Francorchamps, Ferrari

A Champion at Spa

The raised apex of the La Source hairpin was always a favorite spot for photographers during races at Spa-Francorchamps as it allowed for close up photographs of the drivers at work at low speeds on this otherwise super fast circuit. Also, as here, the often wet Spa weather did not involve the massive amounts of […]

klemcoll, John Surtees, Cooper, Oulton Park

A Double Champion

John Surtees, seen above, was already a famous motorcycle racer having won a total of seven World Championships on both 350cc and 500cc machines for MV Agusta. Now he was thinking about trying four wheels… So here he is on the grid at Oulton Park on April 2, 1960 aboard a Cooper-BMC T52 FJr. entered […]

Mauro Forghieri, Ferrari, klemcoll

Mauro Forghieri 1935 – 2022

Mauro Forghieri, the great Italian racing car designer, has died at the ago of 87. He was without question the greatest such designer of the second half of the 20th Century. He was often compared to Colin Chapman at Lotus, but he was perhaps even more significant for while Chapman was a great chassis designer, […]

Silverstone, Ascari, Villoresi, Nino Farina

The Italian Mob

Before the July 14, 1951 British Grand Prix at Silverstone where the modern Formula 1 had begun with the 1950 British Grand Prix here are three of the top Italian drivers, from the left, Alberto Ascari, Luigi Villoresi and Giuseppe “Nino” Farina. Farina was driving for the Alfa Romeo team in an Alfetta 159 while […]

Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari, klemcoll

A Test at the Aerautodromo

It is a chilly though sunny early February day in 1965 at the Modena Aerautodromo, which combined an airport for small planes with a test circuit using the surrounding taxiways. The circuit was often used by Ferrari for test sessions in the years prior to the construction of the Fiorano test circuit across the road […]

Juan Fangio, Ferrari, klemcoll

Ferrari’s Leading Drivers

Here we are in Woodcote corner, the very fast final corner on the old Silverstone circuit as Juan Manuel Fangio, assisted by the Ferrari mechanics, pushes is Ferrari-Lancia toward the grid. The race will be the British Grand Prix which took place on July 14, 1956. Fangio was joined on the Ferrari team by Peter […]

Felice Bonetto, Ferrari, Klemcoll, Bari

Felice Bonetto at Bari

We love this portrait of the Italian driver Felice Bonetto, taken before the Bari Grand Prix for F2 cars which was held on June 12, 1949. Bari is a city on the southern part of Italy’s Adriatic coast and the circuit was a temporary street circuit which ran along the sea coast, around the western […]

Ferrari, 250 GTO, klemcoll

The 60th Anniversary Ferrari 250 GTO Reunion

Forty years ago a Ferrari 250 GTO Reunion was held in France to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first year of construction and racing of the Ferrari 250 GTO. That Reunion was organized by the late Jess G. Pourret the author of the important 1977 book La Légende Ferrari 250 GT Compétition which ignited a […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Ollon-Villars, Peter Schetty

Mountain Magic

Here is the Swiss hillclimb expert Peter Schetty at the wheel of the Ferrari 212E Montagna Group 7 sports car at the Ollon-Villars hillclimb which was the final event of the 1969 European Mountain Championship held on August 31, 1969. Schetty won every one of the mountain events that year and set several course records […]

Ferrari, Monza, Mike Hawthorn, klemcoll

The Multi-Motor Monza

Mike Hawthorn pulls in during practice at Monza before the Supercortemaggiore 1000km race which would take place on May 29, 1955. Then Supercortemaggiore name gave credit to the gasoline brand provided by AGIP. Hawthorn’s car is a new Ferrari four cylinder sports car of the evoluzione series of the 750 Monza of mid-1955 and Umberto Maglioli […]