Tag Archives: Mille Miglia

Jaguar, Mille Miglia, Stirling Moss, klemcoll

Jaguar at the Mille Miglia

Here we are in the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia Italy during scrutineering for the Mille Miglia which will start later that night of April 25, 1953 and run throughout the following day. Stirling Moss is pushing his works Jaguar C-Type along with his passenger Mort Morris-Goodall, then Jaguar’s competition manager, as an official directs them […]

Ferrari, Mille Miglia, klemcoll

Before the Mille Miglia

Today we offer two famous images from the 1957 Mille Miglia. On the left is a photo over the passenger’s side of a Ferrari 335 Sport on the drive from Maranello to Brescia for the scrutineering which always took place in the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia before the start of the Mille Miglia. This Ferrari […]

Ferrari, Mille Miglia, Peter Collins, klemcoll

A Wet Mille Miglia

The 1956 Mille Miglia took place on April 28-29. The race was run in unusually wet conditions which made it even more dangerous than would have otherwise been the case. Here are Peter Collins driving, behind the larger windscreen, with his navigator the photographer Louis Klemantaski sitting on the passenger side. They are at full […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Mille Miglia, Klemantaski

An Overtake by the Lake

This image is from the 1957 Mille Miglia. It was taken from the Ferrari 335 Sport, powered by a 4.1 liter motor and driven by Peter Collins and with photographer Louis Klemantaski as his navigator. The route north from Rome passed through Viterbo on the way to the Radicofani pass. Along the way after Viterbo […]

Reg Parnell, Mille Miglia, klemcoll, Aston Martin

At the Mille Miglia

This photograph was taken in the courtyard of Casa Maggi, the ancestral home of Count Aymo Maggi, one of the four original founders of the Mille Miglia along with Giovanni Canestrini, Renzo Castagneto and Franco Mazzotti. Casa Maggi was located near the village of Calino which is about 10 km west of Brescia. It was often […]

Ferrari, Mille Miglia klemcoll, Ascari

A Busy Barchetta

This photograph was taken in the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia during the pre-race checks before the Mille Miglia which would start late that evening April 22, 1950. At the wheel of this works Ferrari is future world champion Albert Ascari with his navigator Senesio Nicolini. This barchetta was a very special car and was called […]

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 […]

Passing Into The Lead…

This fantastic racing image was taken during the Mille Miglia on May 12, 1957. The Ferrari 315 Sport n. 532 visible in front is being driven by Wolfganag von Trips. Trips would eventually finish second overall, directly behind the winner Piero Taruffi who drove a similar although slightly more powerful Ferrari. This photograph was taken […]

Mille Miglia, Aston Martin, klemcoll

A Shorter Mille Miglia.

At this moment we are with Reg Parnell and Louis Klemantaski on top of the starting ramp on Viale Venezia opposite the Parco Rebuffone in Brescia just before 5:35 A.M. on May 2, 1954.. Greeting Parnell and Klemantaski as they pull into their starting position is Renzo Castagneto, one of the four founders of the […]

Ferrari, Brescia, Mille Miglia, klemcoll

Mille Miglia Preparation

This is the scene in Ferrari’s preparation area near Brescia on April 23, 1949 the day before these cars will start the Mille Miglia. Grouped here are three of the new 166MM barchettas with Touring bodywork (nos. 624, 641 and 642) and an earlier 166 Spider Corsa (n. 630). All these cars were team cars […]