Tag Archives: Froilan Gonzalez

Felice boleto, Enzo Ferrari, Fredrici Giberti, Luigi Villoresi, klemcoll

Archivio Corrado Millanta®

  We have recently acquired the Archivio Corrado Millanta® from the family of Corrado Millanta who died in December 1983 at the age of 74. Millanta had a professional background in industrial design and engineering but loved photography. He developed close friendships with automotive designers, engineers and drivers which gave him unusual access to racing […]

Maserati, klemcoll

A Close Inspection

We are now in the paddock at Silverstone on July 18, 1953 before the running of the British Grand Prix. The cars look smallish because they are: for in 1952 and 1953 the World Championship was for Formula 2 cars with an engine displacement limit of two liters. Most of the competition for the Championship […]

Ferrari, Nurburgring, klemcoll

Approach to the Südkurve

This was the original Nürburgring at the height of its fame. Here is the start of the German Grand Prix which took place on August 1, 1954. This dramatic image was captured from the grass at the edge of the track a few hundred yards from the grid which was located next to the timing […]

Ascari, Ferrari, Monza, Klemcoll

Ascari’s Victory Smile

This is another wonderful Klemantaski photograph, catching the smiling expression of Alberto Ascari in his Ferrari 375/F1 as he overtakes the Alfa Romeo 159 of Juan Manuel Fangio on the entry to Porfido at the end of Monza’s back straight during the Italian Grand Prix on September 16, 1951. The Italian Grand Prix was always […]

Ferrari, Froilan Gonzalez, Silverstone

The End of the Alfettas

The 1951 British Grand Prix took place at Silverstone on July 14. It became one of the most important grand prix races of the decade because it was the first time that a Ferrari had soundly defeated the all-conquering Alfa Romeos which had ruled grand prix racing ever since the war. The F1 engine formula then offered […]

Froilan Gonzalez, Ferrari, Silverstone

Waiting for a Wet Start

It is raining at Silverstone on May 15, 1954 before the start of the first heat of the International Daily Express Trophy race, a non-championship event for F1 cars. This popular race always attracted a large early season entry of both factory cars and privateers. Sitting in his Ferrari 553 “Squalo” is the well-known Argentinean driver […]

BRM, Goodwood,Ferrari, Parnell, Gonzalez

Smoking Tires

The starter up on his podium at the left has dropped the Union Jack and turns away as the two BRMs explode at the start of The Woodcote Cup Formula Libre race for Grand Prix cars at Goodwood on September 27, 1952. Nearest the camera is Reg Parnell’s BRM while across the grid is a sister car […]

Swiss Grand Prix, Maserati, Marimon

Onofre Marimon

This is the young Argentinean driver Onofre Marimon on the old Bremgarten park circuit in Bern Switzerland on August 22, 1953 during practice for the next day’s Swiss Grand Prix. He is driving the Maserati factory-supported Argentinean club’s two liter Maserati A6GCM, painted in Argentina’s racing colors of blue and yellow. In the race, he would […]