Tag Archives: Maserati

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. […]

Toulo De Graffenried, Maserati, klemcoll, Silverstone

Emmanuel de Graffenried

Here is Swiss Baron Emmanuel de Graffenried, known affectionally as “Toulo,” in his Maserati 4CLT/48, managed for him by Scuderia Enrico Platé, before the start of the Daily Express International Trophy at Silverstone on August 20, 1949. Toulo de Graffenried was a very talented amateur driver who had undertaken a Grand Prix racing career in […]

B. Bira, Maserati, klemcoll, Spa-Francorchamps

The Prince’s Maserati

This is the well-known prewar driver “B. Bira” now racing postwar in his latest car, a new Maserati 250F in its first race, the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on June 20, 1954. Of course the real name of “B. Bira,” or Prince Bira as he was sometimes known , was actually Prince Birabongse Bhanudej […]

Maserati, Monza, klemcoll, Frua

In the Monza Paddock

The old paddock at the famed Monza Grand Prix circuit near Milan is remembered for its stonework forming partial circles. And there was perhaps no better place to display a new Maserati Spyder. These photos were taken in at Monza on September 11, 1955 before the Italian Grand Prix. The Maserati was called the 2000cc […]

Maurice Trintignant, Ferrari, Monaco, klemcoll

Faces in the Crowd

 Today we are walking through the pits before practice at the Monaco Grand Prix which will take place on May 22, 1955. Seen here in his Ferrari 625F1 is the French vigneron and driver Maurice Trintignant. He has been assigned one of four of Ferrari’s older four cylinder cars in which he will compete with the much […]

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 […]

Maserati, Luigi Villoresi, Reims, klemcoll

Le Grand Prix de Reims

Here is a marvelous photo of the famous Italian driver Luigi Villoresi at full speed in a Maserati 4CL along the main straight at the Reims-Gueux public road circuit on July 6, 1947, the first Grand Prix event held there after the War. These days were before helmets were required and Villoresi just has a […]

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 […]