Tag Archives: Jean Behra

Maserati, Monza, Behra, klemcoll

Streamliner!

We are at Monza during practice for the Italian Grand Prix which would be held there on September 11, 1955. Jean Behra sits in a new Maserati 250F with a special low drag body. Note that the tops of the tires are visible front and rear both for tire cooling and to assist in more […]

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 […]

Getting Ready on the Grid

We are standing on the front row of the grid at the Nürburgring just before the start of the German Grand Prix on August 5, 1956. Closest to the camera is the Ferrari-Lancia of poleman Juan Manuel Fangio who is pulling on his gloves at the side of his car. The next two cars, also […]

Cesare Paradise, Maserati, Monaco Grand Prix

Cesare Perdisa

For the last several days our website – http://www.klemcoll.com – and our primary email address – info@klemcoll.com – have been offline due to a server changeover. Both are back online and accessible now. Rarely photographed, this is Giuseppe Cesare Perdisa, here sitting on the pit counter during practice for the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix. This would be […]

Maserati 250F, Maria Teresa de Filippis

Maria Teresa de Filippis

Maria Teresa de Filippis, seen above in her Maserati 250F in the pits during practice for the Monaco Grand Prix in 1958, died last week at the age of 89. She had begun her motor racing career after a challenge from her brothers and did well in Italian sports car events. As a result, she was […]

Ferrari-Lancia, Reims, Juan Fangio, Peter Collins, Eugenio Castellotti

The Ferrari-Lancias at Reims

It is July 1, 1956 at the super-fast triangular circuit on public roads outside of Reims which was used for many years for the French Grand Prix. The enthusiastic crowd sat above a barrier on the outside of the straight all the way from the Thillois hairpin, visible in the distant background in front of the Restaurant La […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vanwall, Aintree, Stirling Moss, British GP

Victory !

This is one of the greatest race finish photographs ever. Not only is it a wonderfully evocative image in itself, but it records a most important win. It is the afternoon of July 20, 1957 at the Aintree motor racing circuit at which the British Grand Prix was held that year. Aintree was laid out […]