Tag Archives: Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix, Tabac Corner, McLaren, Denis Hulme, klemcoll

Tabac!

We love the dynamics of this photograph. It shows Denny Hulme with his McLaren M7A turning into Tabac Corner during the Monaco Grand Prix on May 26, 1968. Tabac was so called because of a tobacco products store which was once on that corner. The narrow entry to Tabac swung the cars under full acceleration […]

Lotus, Monaco, Innes Ireland, klemcolla

Exhaustion!

This rather sad photograph was taken during the Monaco Grand Prix on May 29, 1960. Shown here is a truly exhausted Innes Ireland as he pushes his works Lotus 18 with its Climax 2.5 liter 4 cylinder motor up Ste. Devote hill and approaches the entry to Casino Square. Ireland was fresh off a win […]

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. […]

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 […]

Monaco Grand Prix, Stirling Moss, Prince Rainier, Princess Grace, klemcoll

Before & After

We are on the harbor front straight just before the start of the Monaco Grand Prix on May 29, 1960 as some of the drivers gather to listen to the race officials. From the left we may see Innes Ireland (Lotus), Alan Stacey (Lotus), Tony Brooks (Cooper), Stirling Moss (Lotus), Chris Bristow (Cooper), Phil Hill […]

Monaco Grand Prix, Louis Chiron, klemcoll

The Conductor

With his flag like a conductor’s baton, the famed Monégasque racing driver Louis Chiron, who after his retirement became the official starter of the Monaco Grand Prix, prepares to release the field for an early practice session. The year was 1962 and the Grand Prix itself would take place on June 3rd. Immediately in front […]

Phil Hill, Monaco, Ferrari, klemcoll

Chasing Moss

Here is Phil Hill at the Monaco Grand Prix on May 14, 1961 charging up the Ste. Devote hill toward Casino Square. At this race Klemantaski was experimenting with what was then called a Press Camera which he had modified to use 120 size film as used in his Rollei. This type of camera could […]

Stirling Moss, Maserati, Monaco, klemcoll

Into the Trees

  For the Monaco Grand Prix on May 13, 1956, Klemantaski had arranged an upstairs room on the front facade of the Hotel Mirabeau which was situated at the sharp right hand bend of the same name. For the early morning Saturday practice Klemantaski sat on his balcony with a cup of coffee taking a […]

crab, Monaco Grand Prix, Lance Reventlow, klemcoll

The Scarab F1 Car

In the pits at Monaco during practice for the Monaco Grand Prix which took place on May 29, 1960 are the two Scarab grand prix cars, making their first appearance. The first car is being driven by team owner Lance Reventlow and behind him the team’s second car has Chuck Daigh at the wheel. The […]