Tag Archives: Le Mans

Ferrari, klemcoll, Le Mans

Ferrari on a Pedestal

Raised on a workshop pedestal in a garage in the town of Le Mans is one of the three Scudeia Ferrari entries of the factory’s so-called 121LM, an in-line six cylinder sports car of 4.4 liters displacement. This work is taking place after practice as the car shows some post-running wet weather effects on its […]

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 […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, klemcoll

A Triple Winner

This is the story of one of those Ferrari mysteries that lasted for years. This photo is of the Ferrari 250P which would win the June 15-16, 1963 Le Mans 24 hour race taken as the car exits Mulsanne Corner. The Ferrari was driven by Lorenzo Bandini and Ludovico Scarfiotti. For years this Le Mans […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, klemcoll, Wolfgang von Trips

A Le Mans Test

The Le Mans Test Day in 1961 occurred on April 9. Ferrari wanted to see how their new Testa Rossa 250TRI/61 would do at Le Mans so they sent Wolfgang von Trips, seen here, to carry out the assignment. As can be seen it was evidently a rough day for the car, at both ends. […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, Tertre Rouge, klemcoll

Three Ferraris at Le Mans

Here is a classic Klemantaski image of three Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas rounding Tertre Rouge on their way onto the long Mulsanne Straight early in the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 25, 1960 . The leading 250TR59/60 entered by Scuderia Ferrari is being driven by Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips. Behind them runs […]

Duncan Hamilton, Tony Rolt, Jaguar, Le Mans, klemcoll

Winning Le Mans

Duncan Hamilton brings his works Jaguar C-Type down the pit straight to celebrate their win of the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 13, 1953. Sitting next to Hamilton is his co-driver Tony Rolt who has had time to adopt some non-racing wear as two of the Jaguar mechanics ride along behind them. Not long […]

Porsche, Le Mans, John Paul, klemcoll

Some Americans at Le Mans

Here is the well-known modified Porsche 935/JLP2 of the team of John Paul Sr. and Jr. (with Briton Guy Edwards) at the 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours which took place on June 14-15. The 1980 Le Mans was marked by rain that lasted on and off for the entire race.  Most of the Porsche 935s […]

Ferrari, Breadvan, klemcoll, Le Mans

The Breadvan

Here is a truly unique Ferrari berlinetta, sitting in front of the pits at Le Mans before the start of the 24 Hours which took place on June 23-24, 1962. This entry was by Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata’s Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia (known more informally as Scuderia Serenissima) and was driven by Carlo […]

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 […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, klemcoll, Pedro Rodriguez

First One Out in Front

Pedro Rodriguez has just made an outstanding start in The Le Mans 24 Hours on June 20, 1964. Rodriguez is driving a four liter Ferrari 330P entered by Luigi Chinetti’s North American Racing Team. This was a car that had competed at Le Mans the year before, finishing third, as a works 250P with a […]