Tag Archives: Olivier Gendebien

Ferrari, Monza, Mike Hawthorn, klemcoll

The Multi-Motor Monza

Mike Hawthorn pulls in during practice at Monza before the Supercortemaggiore 1000km race which would take place on May 29, 1955. Then Supercortemaggiore name gave credit to the gasoline brand provided by AGIP. Hawthorn’s car is a new Ferrari four cylinder sports car of the evoluzione series of the 750 Monza of mid-1955 and Umberto Maglioli […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, klemcoll, Wolfgang von Trips

A Le Mans Test

The Le Mans Test Day in 1961 occurred on April 9. Ferrari wanted to see how their new Testa Rossa 250TRI/61 would do at Le Mans so they sent Wolfgang von Trips, seen here, to carry out the assignment. As can be seen it was evidently a rough day for the car, at both ends. […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, Tertre Rouge, klemcoll

Three Ferraris at Le Mans

Here is a classic Klemantaski image of three Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas rounding Tertre Rouge on their way onto the long Mulsanne Straight early in the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 25, 1960 . The leading 250TR59/60 entered by Scuderia Ferrari is being driven by Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips. Behind them runs […]

Ferrari, klemcoll, Targa Florio, Olivier Gendebien, Phill Hill

Two Views at The Targa

We are at the start of the Targa Florio on May 24, 1959. Car n. 152, a Ferrari 250TR/59 is moving forward. Taking the start in this car is Olivier Gendebien who, as was often the case, has Phil Hill as his teammate. Photographers and other drivers stand on both sides of the road. Some […]

Ferrari, Targa Florio, klemcoll

A Ferrari TR at the Targa

We are here waiting in line for the start of the Targa Florio on May 11, 1958. The car is a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa entered by Scuderia Ferrari, one of four such cars entered by the factory team. This example will be driven by Luigi Musso and Belgian endurance expert Olivier Gendebien. Two of […]

Paul Frere, Le Mans, klemcoll, Ferrari

A Yellow Helmet

This the Belgian journalist and excellent semi-professional driver Paul Frère, wearing a yellow helmet in the Belgian racing colors, as he drifts his Scuderia Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa around Tertre Rouge corner during the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours on June 25, 1960. Frère was partnered by his countryman, the very experienced endurance driver Olivier […]

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, Le Mans, klemcoll

Test for a Le Mans Winner

It is early June 1961 at the Modena Aerautodromo track right in Modena, often used for testing by Ferrari, Maserati and various other racing teams. Here Richie Ginther is sliding into a Ferrari 250TRI/61 which is already wearing its assigned number for the Le Mans 24 Hours which will take place on June 10-11. This […]

Ferrari, Targa Florio, Olivier Gendebien

A Leap at Cerda

In Cerda on the Targa Florio circuit. all public roads of course, there were some undulations in the street which would launch the cars into the air as they accelerated on a long straight stretch out of the town. Here is Belgian long distance specialist Olivier Gendebien going for a ride in the Ferrari 246SP which he […]

Le Mans, Ferrari, Phil Hill

The Winner Arrives

Phil Hill brings the winning Ferrari 250TRi/61 back to the podium in front of the crowd after the finish of the 1961 LeMans 24 Hours on June 11, 1961. Hill co-drove the winning Ferrari with Belgian long distance specialist Olivier Gendebien, their second win together at this classic race. The Ferrari 250TRi/61, the “TR” standing […]