Tag Archives: Ferrari

Ferrari, Maserati, Monza, klemcoll

The Three Kings

We are looking at the front row of the grid before the start of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 13, 1953. Color motor racing photographs from the early 1950s are very rare because in those years few if any publishers would print in color. On pole at the left side of the […]

Gilles Villeneuve, Long Beach, Ferrari, klemcoll

What a Difference a Year Makes

This is Gilles Villeneuve hard at work trying everything he can to find the success he had had a year before. Villeneuve had won the Long Beach Grand Prix (more correctly known as the U.S. Grand Prix West) in 1979 with the Ferrari 312T4 and with his teammate and eventual Championship winner Jody Scheckter second. […]

Alfa Romeo, Berne, Bremgarten, Juan Fangio, klemcoll

Fangio at Bremgarten

Here is a fine study of the great Juan Manuel Fangio on the grid for the Swiss Grand Prix in Berne on May 27, 1951. His car is an Alfa Romeo 159 with its double-stage supercharged 1.5 liter straight eight motor, producing about 420 hp. The Alfa 159, or Alfetta as these cars were called […]

Fangio, Thillois, Ferrari, klemcoll

At Thillois…

This iconic image was taken from the apex of the original Thillois hairpin at the top of the main straight on the old Reims grand prix circuit during the French Grand Prix on July 1, 1956. At the wheel is then three time World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio. He is trail-braking his Ferrari-Lancia D50 – […]

Nuvolari, ferrari, klemcoll

Season’s Greetings to All

                                         Tazio Nuvolari, Ferrari 125S, Circuito di Forlì, July 6, 1947                                          Photo by Corrado Millanta ©The […]

Le Mans, Ferrari, klemcoll

Three Ferraris at Le Mans

Here we are above the pits at Le Mans before then start of the 24 Hours on July 28, 1956. Because of the tragic accident in 1955, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest had decreed that for 1956 the engine displacement of cars running as prototypes would be lowered t0 2.5 liters. Production cars were not […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Norinder, Drogo

The Swedish GTO

This lovely dark blue berlinetta is sitting in front of Carrozzeria Sports Cars in Modena Italy in October 1965. That famous body shop was run by Piero Drogo and created new bodies for many older racing cars which had finished their competitive careers. This example of Drogo’s work started its life as a Ferrari 250GTO. […]

Cobra, Ferrari, Daytona,klemcoll

Daytona Days

It is just prior to the pace lap at Daytona for the Continental, a 2000 Km race held on February 2, 1964 and counting for the Manufacturers Championship. Here the starting field is lined up in pit lane with two Shelby Cobras in the front row. On pole is the brand new Cobra Daytona Coupe […]

klemcoll, Nurburgring, Gunther Molter

A Le Mans Start

Here is one of the classic race start photographs, but in this case taken not at Le Mans but at the Nürburgring at the start of the famous 1000 Km. race on May 31, 1964. There are 81 starters lined up in front of the pits with the fastest qualifiers at the far end of […]

Stirling Moss, Aston Martin, Nurburgring, klemcoll

The Magic of Moss

Here is Stirling Moss in a works Aston Martin DBR1/300 during the Nürburgring 1000 Km. sports car race on June 7, 1959. Aston had won this race the prior two years and gave Moss the exactly same car he had used to win in 1958. This photograph was probably taken in the right hand uphill […]