Tag Archives: Richie Ginther

Dan Gurney, Denis Jenkinson, Eagle, klemcoll

The Eagle has Landed

Here we are during practice for the Monaco Grand Prix which took place on May 7, 1967. Seen in the pits is Dan Gurney in his All American Racers Eagle-Weslake with its Weslake Engineering-built 3 liter V12 motor. This motor had been designed to Gurney’s order by Aubrey Woods who had worked for BRM and […]

Monza, Klemcoll, Enzo Ferrari, Battista Pininfarina

Two Giants at Monza

On April 27, 1960 members of the Ferrari team gathered at Monza for a test of their F1 and sports cars. A special guest attended the test being Battista Pinin Farina who was welcomed by Enzo Ferrari. Farina, who would officially change his last name to Pininfarina a year later, had been a close collaborator […]

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 […]

ferrari, klemcoll. shelby

Shelby’s Ferrari

A happy Carroll Shelby about to climb out of the Ferrari 375 Mille Miglia (0286AM) with its rounded style Vignale body that he has just driven to a win at Torrey Pines in California on July 11, 1955. Sitting in the car and holding the checkered flag is the car’s owner Alan Guiberson. This Ferrari […]

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 […]

Richie Ginther, klemcoll, Monaco

His Best Race

It might seem unusual to suggest that a top level driver’s best race was when he finished second. Although it would be a matter of opinion of course, it is very possible that Richie Ginther’s best race was the May 14, 1961 Monaco Grand Prix. For Monaco that year Ferrari entered three of its new […]

Jackie Stewart, Silverstone, BRM, Honda

Ready, Set – GO!

They don’t let the crowd stand this close to the grid today. Everyone is perched right at the edge of the track, and just on the exit of the 140 mph Woodcote Corner. If two cars had come together leaving the grid… But this was at Silverstone for the start of the British Grand Prix on July 10, […]

Ferrari, Modena, Enzo Ferrari, Richie Ginther

Testing at Modena – April 1961

For many years, before Enzo Ferrari built the Fiorano test track at Maranello on some land he owned, the Scuderia Ferrari conducted their formal testing on the Modena Aerautodromo which was almost in the town of Modena itself. Less formal testing, as today, was conducted on the public roads around Maranello, including on the nearby autostrada. […]

His Greatest Race

This dynamic image shows Stirling Moss in Rob Walker’s privately-entered Lotus 18 at Station Hairpin on the Monte Carlo circuit during the Monaco Grand Prix on May 14, 1961. Both Moss and many motoring journalists regard his victory in this race as his greatest win ever. In practice, Moss qualified fastest, a tribute to both […]