Tag Archives: George Abecassis

Stirling Moss, Swiss GP, klemcoll, HWM

His First World Championship Race

Here is a young Stirling Moss about to go out to practice in his first World Championship F1 race, the Swiss Grand Prix which took place on the dangerous Bremgarten circuit at Berne on May 27, 1951. Moss is in one of John Heath’s F2 HWMs which were powered by the two liter four cylinder […]

British Empire Trophy, isle of man, klemcoll, George Abecassis

On the Isle of Man

This is the start of the British Empire Trophy race which was held on the Douglas Circuit, a course set out on public roads in and around the town of Douglas on the Isle of Man, on August 21, 1947. The Isle of Man is a self-governing island in the Irish Sea where public road […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Spa-Francorchamps, Luigi Chinetti

In the Wet at Spa

This is a rather unusual Le Mans start as a mechanic helps Luigi Chinetti climb into his Ferrari 166 Spider Corsa at the start of the Grand Prix of the 24 Hours of Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps which took place on July10-11, 1948. Chinetti, who at this time had returned to France from America where he […]

Cisitalia, B.Bira, Harry Schell, George Abecassis

Three Guys and a Cisitalia

This lovely little voiturette is a Cisitalia D46 which will be driven by Harry Schell, sitting at the wheel, in the Grand Prix des Frontières which was held on the Chimay public road circuit in Belgium on May 25, 1947. At the left, leaning over to speak with Schell is Prince Bira who will drive his Maserati 4CL while […]

Alta, George Abecassis, Prescott Hillclimb

Go Climb A Tree

Photographers sometimes have to find unusual places to get the “right” shot. To take this one, Louis Klemantaski climbed up into a tree by the side of the Prescott hill climb course in May 1939. Taken from above, the attitude of the car combined with the twists in the road give a true impression of speed. […]