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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 […]

Maserati, Monaco, klemcolll

A Back Street Workshop

Here we are in a back street at Monte Carlo before the start of the Monaco Grand Prix on May 19,1957. The car which has been pulled up and chocked into place on the exit ramps of the works Maserati transport is a Maserati 250F which will be driven by World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio. […]

Mercedes-Benz, Stirling Moss, klemcoll, Aintree

Too Close to Call?

And here is the man who finished second – by only a very few feet – Juan Manuel Fangio. Both drivers were in Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix cars. During practice Mercedes with four entries had proved faster than almost all others with only Jean Behra’s Maserati 250F getting among the German cars by setting the […]

Monaco, Ferrari, Maserati, klemcoll

The Start at Monaco

Here is one of those classic images from Monaco, this time the start of the Grand Prix there on May 13, 1956. On pole in the shaded area of the main straight is Juan Fangio in a Ferrari-Lancia, with the works Maserati of Stirling Moss next to him and then another Ferrari-Lancia this one driven […]

Maserati, Fangio, Klemcoll, German Grand Prix, Nurburgring

At the Nürburgring

Here is Juan Manuel Fangio, leader of the Maserati factory team, in the South Curve on the old Nurburgring circuit. He is driving a six cylinder Maserati A6GCM two liter Formula 2 car at the German Grand Prix on August 2, 1953. Color photographs from early 1950s races are exceedingly rare. Fangio was joined by […]

Fangio, Maserati, Monaco, kklemcoll

Juan Fangio at Monaco

This is an impressively panned photograph of Juan Manuel Fangio in his Maserati 250F during the Monaco Grand Prix on May 19, 1957. Fangio nearly had a perfect weekend. He was fastest in practice so he had pole position, had the fastest lap in the race and led almost the entire race to notch his […]

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 […]

BRM, Fangio, Silverstone, klemcoll

The Sound of 16

Here is a rare early color photograph of an even rarer car and driver combination: a V16 BRM and Juan Manuel Fangio. This is at the Daily Express International Formula Libre Race which was a support race for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 18, 1953. This race took place at the end of […]

Juan Fangio, Maserati, klemcoll, Ferrari, Rouen-les essarts

In the Forest

This evocative photograph was taken in the early morning of July 7, 1957 as the Ferrari team lined up to fill their cars with fuel before French Grand Prix which would be on the Rouen-Les-Essarts public road circuit. The four team cars are the Ferrari 801F1, the result of two years’ development of the Lancia […]

Alfa Romeo, Spanis GP, klemcoll, Ferrari. Talbot

The Lineup

In the early 1950s color motor racing photography was quite rare, primarily because motoring publishers of both books and magazines were unwilling to undertake the expense and difficulties then involved in printing color images. One well-known motor racing photographer of that time said, “Every photo I took in color was one I might have sold […]