Tag Archives: Lotus

Mario Andretti, Lotus, klemcoll

The Eyes of a Champion

This is Mario Andretti before the start for what would be a wet United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen on October 2, 1977. Andretti is wearing both a nomex head sock as protection against fire and a taped water shield as well to keep water out of his nasal passages and avoid fogging his […]

Ferrari, klemcoll

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

During this past Sunday a famous concours took place on the golf course of the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Amelia Island in Florida. This event raises money for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation which supports a number of organizations in the Jacksonville area which provide needed services to ill and underprivileged residents. The Chairman […]

Porsche Dan Gurney, Aintree

The Stolen Steering Wheel

On July 21, 1962 the British Grand Prix was held on Mrs. Topham’s Aintree circuit which ran next to sections of the famous steeplechase course, home of the Grand National race. Here is American Dan Gurney sitting in the pits in his Porsche 804 during practice. The steering wheel on these Porsches was removable so as to allow the […]

Ferrari, Chris Amon Monaco Grand Prix

Amon at Portier

The 1969 Monaco Grand Prix took place  on May 18th. This is a nice photo of Chris Amon with the Ferrari 312 practice car (hence the “T” on its nose) rounding Portier on the Grand Prix circuit during Saturday practice with the signposts at the apex before entering the tunnel. This car is in its “wingless” form […]

Ayrton Senna, Lotus 97T, Estoril

The Rain Master

There is no doubt that Ayrton Senna was a true rain master with a level of car control very rare even in the exalted levels of Formula 1. One of his finest early F1 races was at the Portuguese Grand Prix, held at the Autódromo do Estoril circuit on April 21, 1985. Driving a Lotus 97T, with […]

Jackie Stewart, Silverstone, BRM, Honda

Ready, Set – GO!

They don’t let the crowd stand this close to the grid today. Everyone is perched right at the edge of the track, and just on the exit of the 140 mph Woodcote Corner. If two cars had come together leaving the grid… But this was at Silverstone for the start of the British Grand Prix on July 10, […]

Bruce McLaren’s Monaco Win

Before practice for the 1962 Monaco Grand Prix, Robert Daley wandered across the grid before Race Director Louis Chiron released the cars. This portrait of Bruce McLaren in his factory Climax-powered Cooper 60 shows the famed young New Zealander’s relaxed calmness as he looked over at Daley’s camera. McLaren would do well in this practice […]

His Greatest Race

This dynamic image shows Stirling Moss in Rob Walker’s privately-entered Lotus 18 at Station Hairpin on the Monte Carlo circuit during the Monaco Grand Prix on May 14, 1961. Both Moss and many motoring journalists regard his victory in this race as his greatest win ever. In practice, Moss qualified fastest, a tribute to both […]


  During the 1960s Boxing Day in Britain, the day after Christmas, was a holiday marked by a winter race meeting at Brands Hatch. This is the famous Les Leston on December 26, 1961 in his equally famous Lotus Elite charging through Paddock Hill Bend, a semi-blind sweeping right hander which falls away downhill at […]

Jochen Rindt, Colin Chapman, Lotus

The Best of Everything

In 1970 Jochen Rindt was the best F1 driver and Colin Chapman at Lotus was unquestionably the best designer. They both knew that they were now a winning combination: Rindt’s undoubted talent and Chapman’s Lotus 72. But the 72 was no yet fully ready for the Monaco Grand Prix so Rindt made do with the […]