Tag Archives: klemcoll

Luigi Villoresi, Alberto Adscari, Piero Taruffi, Nino Farina, Syracusa, Ferrari, kklemcoll

The Kings of Formula 2

We are in Syracusa on the south portion of the east coast of the island of Sicily on March 15 1952, the day before the Syracuse Grand Prix for Formula 2 cars along with a sports car race in support known as the Coppa d’Oro Sport. Sitting on the old stone spectator benches across from […]

BRM, Folkingham, Raymond Mays, klemcoll

First Time Out

It is a wintry day on Thursday, December 15, 1949 at Folkingham Aerodrome in England for the presentation of the first BRM V16  supercharged 1.5 liter Grand Prix car which has been under construction and development since 1945. Folkingham was a former RAF field which had been closed in 1947 and where BRM was permitted […]

Alberto Acari, Ferrari, Bremgarten, klemcoll

In the Forest of Bremgarten

This is then current World Champion Alberto Ascari in his Ferrari 500F2 at the Swiss Grand Prix held on August 23, 1953 on the Bremgarten park circuit in the city of Bern. The circuit was approximately 4.5 miles in length, quite fast with almost all sweeping corners and very dangerous when wet due to the […]

Alberto Ascari, Monaco Grand Prix, Lancia, klemcoll

An Anxious Stare

Here is Alberto Ascari, a two-time World Champion, sitting in a Lancia D50 about to go out for practice prior to the Monaco Grand Prix which was held on May 22, 1955. The new Lancia Grand Prix car, introduced at the end of the 1954 season, featured several new design features created for Lancia by […]

Monza, Klemcoll, Enzo Ferrari, Battista Pininfarina

Two Giants at Monza

On April 27, 1960 members of the Ferrari team gathered at Monza for a test of their F1 and sports cars. A special guest attended the test being Battista Pinin Farina who was welcomed by Enzo Ferrari. Farina, who would officially change his last name to Pininfarina a year later, had been a close collaborator […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, klemcoll

The Red Train

Three Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas exit from Mulsanne Corner early in the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 25-26, 1960. These were all three works entered or supported entries. Leadings this group is a Scuderia Ferrari 250TR60 being driven by Wolfgang von Trips who is to share his car with Phil Hill. Following closely is […]

Railton, Brooklands, klemcoll

Sleek and Fast

In front of the famous Thomson & Taylor showroom at Brooklands in April 1938  stands the equally famous Railton Special, here with its wheel tops exposed. Created by Reid Railton to attack the land speed record, the Special was powered by a pair of Napire Lion W12 engines. In his description of the Special in his […]

Ferrari, Nurburgring, klemcoll, Ascari, Farina

The Start of a Competitive Life

We are at the fueling point behind the pits at the famous Nürburgring on August 29, 1953 before practice for the next day’s 1000 Km. race. The car is a Ferrari 375MM with a 4.5 liter V12 motor and the latest Vignale spyder bodywork. It will be driven for Scuderia Ferrari by two of their […]

Hockenheimring, klemcoll, checkered flag

A Checkered Flag

This photograph was taken at the unusual ending of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim on July 26, 1987. It had been a truly unpredictable race in that it was unsure until the very end that any of the 26 starters would actually finish. This was at the height of the competition between the 1.5 […]

Phil Hill, Monaco, Ferrari, klemcoll

Chasing Moss

Here is Phil Hill at the Monaco Grand Prix on May 14, 1961 charging up the Ste. Devote hill toward Casino Square. At this race Klemantaski was experimenting with what was then called a Press Camera which he had modified to use 120 size film as used in his Rollei. This type of camera could […]