Tag Archives: Lancia

Lancia, Le Mans, klemcoll

The Speedy Lancia

Here braking for Arnage Corner at Le Mans is one of the very fast Lancia LC2s that ran at Le Mans on June 16-17, 1984. This is Lancia number 4 which was driven by Alessandro Nannini and Bob Wollek, running with Martini colors in Group C. The Lancia LC2 used a V8 Ferrari motor derived […]

Fangio, Thillois, Ferrari, klemcoll

At Thillois…

This iconic image was taken from the apex of the original Thillois hairpin at the top of the main straight on the old Reims grand prix circuit during the French Grand Prix on July 1, 1956. At the wheel is then three time World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio. He is trail-braking his Ferrari-Lancia D50 – […]

Lancia, alberto Ascari, Mille Miglia, klemcoll

Winner of The Mille Miglia

Alberto Ascari sits in his works Lancia D24 just before going up the ramp for his start in the 1954 Mille Miglia. At the end of the 1953 season Ascari and Enzo Ferrari had parted ways, probably because Luigi Villoresi who had become close to Lancia had convinced his pupil Alberto to switch sides for […]

Ascari, Villoresi, Castellotti, Jano, klemcoll

Lancia at Valentino

On May 27, 1955 a non-Championship F1 race was held in the old Parco del Valentino in Turin. Lancia was there in force and here is the team relaxing before practice: on the left is Luigi Villoresi, next to him is team leader Alberto Ascari with the young lion Eugenio Castellotti listening carefully. Seated on the […]

Lancia, Dundrod, klemcoll

The Lancia D25 at Dundrod

This is the engine bay of the Lancia D25 with its rarely seen 3750cc four cam 60-degree V6. This D25 will be assigned to Juan Manuel Fangio and Eugenio Castellotti for the Tourist Trophy at the Dundrod circuit in Northern Ireland on September 11, 1954. Lancia had brought four cars to the “TT,” a pair […]

Mike Hawthorn, Ferrari, klemcoll

The 1954 Spanish Grand Prix

An old friend and often commentator to our points, Jim Sitz, has suggested that we do a post about the Grand Prix held on the Pedrables street circuit in Barcelona on October 24, 1954. Although the Championship had already been decided in favor of Juan Fangio, and this being the last race, Spain was indeed […]

Lancia, Spa-Francorchamps, klemcoll

A Lancia at Spa-Francorchamps

Here is a Lancia D50 which will be driven by Eugenio Castellotti in the 1955 Belgian Grand Prix which took place at the famous Spa-Francorchamps road circuit on June 5, 1955. Perhaps the most difficult and often dangerous aspect of racing at Spa-Francorchamps, made all the more so by the very high speed and elevation […]

Castellotti’s Smile

Eugenio Castellotti, striding along next to his Ferrari 555F1 “Supersqualo” on the way to the start of the 1955 Italian Grand Prix on September 11, was Ferrari’s Italian hope for the future. There was no question that he combined talent and bravery. The man to Castellotti’s right, festooned with cameras, is the famous photojournalist Bernard […]

Lancia, Mercedes, klemcoll

A Start at Monaco

This superb color photograph captures the start of what would be an exciting and surprising race, the Monaco Grand Prix of May 22, 1955. Here the still-accelerating field is about to brake hard for the very tight Gazometre hairpin at the end of the curving harborfront straight. On the inside as they approach the hairpin […]

Lancia, Le Mans, klemcoll

Lancia at Le Mans

 This lovely color image was taken in the pits at Le Mans before the start of the 24 Hours on June 13, 1953. This Lancia berlinetta was a D20 with supercharger, one of four entered by Scuderia Lancia that year. This D20 would be driven by Frenchman Robert Manzon and Monégasque Louis Chiron. The D20 […]