Tag Archives: Mille Miglia

Ferrari, klemcoll, Peter Collins

Topping Up

For championship level sports car racing in 1957 it was now in the regulations that cars needed a top, two doors and a windshield of a certain height. Here we are in the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia, Italy on May 11, 1957 for the scrutineering of cars entered for the upcoming Mille Miglia. To the […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Peter Collins, Wolfgang von Trips, Alfonso de Portago

Before the 1957 Mille Miglia

The date is probably May 10, 1957 as the Ferrari team assembles in the factory yard at Maranello before departing for Brescia and scrutineering the next day to be followed by the start of their Mille Miglia on the 12th. The car numbers indicate the starting time of each car. Car n. 534 is a […]

ferrari, mille miglia, ferrari, Peter Collins, Eugenio Castellotti, Luigi Musso, Maranello

Advice from Il Commendatore

Here we are at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, probably on April 27, 1956, before the team drove to Brescia for scrutineering and the start of the Mille Miglia. Enzo Ferrari is easily recognizable gesticulating as his drivers look on. On the left is Luigi Musso and on the right is Peter Collins, wearing Argentinean […]

Castellotti, Ferrari, Mille Miglia, klemcoll

An Italian Smile

We are in the Piazza della Vittoria in Brescia on April 30, 1955 during scrutineering for the Mille Miglia. Here is handsome Eugenio Castellotti leaning against the Ferrari 121LM he will drive as he signs his autograph for two ladies, obviously delighted by the attention he is receiving. Castellotti whose race number 723 signified his […]

Enzo Ferrari, Peter Collins

His Master’s Voice

Commendatore Enzo Ferrari, the Old Man as he was often called, is discussing a request by Peter Collins to modify the gear lever knob on the Ferrari 335 Sport which Collins will drive in the upcoming 1957 Mille Miglia with photographer Louis Klemantaski as his navigator.  Collins has just come back from testing his 335 Sport on the […]

Ferrari, de Portago, Mille Miglia

Before the End…

It is May 12, 1957 at the Ravenna control during the last Mille Miglia. The car is a Ferrari 335 Sport driven by Alfonso de Portago with his American friend Edmund Nelson as his passenger. The 335 Sport was perhaps the ultimate front-engined Ferrari sports-racer with a 4.1 liter four-cam motor which put out about […]

Aston Martin, Lancia, Mille Miglia

Early Morning on the Road to Verona

In this wonderfully evocative image, the Lancia D24 driven by Gino Valenzano is overtaking the Aston Martin DB3S driven by Reg Parnell with Louis Klemantaski acting as navigator, and occasional photographer when he could catch a moment. Valenzano had started two minutes after the Aston. It is now probably about 6 AM with a lot of […]

Umberto Magliolo, Mille Miglia, Ferrari, 121LM

On the Futa Pass

The 1955 Mille Miglia, over April 30-May 1, was set to be a titanic struggle between teams from Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari, with Maserati set to dominate the 2-litre class with their little A6GCS. The German steamroller, led by its famed team manager Alfred Neubauer, had entered four of their new 300SLRs with several 300SLs running for the GT […]

Ferrari, De portago, Peter Collins, Brescia, Mille Miglia

Early Morning in Brescia

It is about 5 AM on May 12, 1957 along the Viale Rebuffone, a wide street bordering a park in Brescia in northern Italy on which was placed the starting ramp for the Mille Miglia. The last cars to start are waiting in line to ascend the ramp, their race numbers showing their starting times. The Ferrari in […]

Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Grand Reunion Tour

  There have been 250GTO Reunions every five years since 1982. About six years ago there was a small reunion for 250 Testa Rossas in Canada at Circuit Mont Tremblant under the guidance of Lawrence Stroll. Two years ago 250TR owners Ed Davies and Chip Connor, with the assistance of TR owners Lawrence Stroll and […]