Tag Archives: Robert Daley

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 […]

Cobra, Dan Gurney, Targa Florio, klemcoll

Dan the Man

Here is our man Dan Gurney, waiting for practice with the Shelby Cobra at the Targa Florio which took place on April 26, 1964. Gurney was partnered with Jerry Grant and together they finished eighth overall and first in GT over 3 liters. The Shelby American effort involved three other Cobras beyond the Gurney/Grant car. […]

Targa Florio, Porsche, Jo Bonnier, Edgar Barth, von Hanstein

And the winners are…

After the 1960 Targa Florio Joakim Bonnier sits in his winning Porsche as Edgar Barth (in dark glasses) and Huschke von Hanstein (with camera) watch with amusement. Bonnier and Hans Hermann drove the winning Porsche RS60 while Barth, the 1959 Targa winner, co-drove another RS60 with Graham Hill to finish fifth. Von Hanstein was a non-finisher in […]

Scarab, Lance Reventlow, Monaco Grand Prix

Scarabs at Monaco

This rather nervous looking young man is Lance Reventlow, who benefitted from his mother’s Woolworth fortune. In the late 1950s he had constructed three sports cars powered by Chevrolet engines that had swept away the best of international competition in American road racing. With that success in hand Reventlow decided to put together an all-American F1 effort. […]

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 […]

Bruce McLaren’s Monaco Win

Before practice for the 1962 Monaco Grand Prix, Robert Daley wandered across the grid before Race Director Louis Chiron released the cars. This portrait of Bruce McLaren in his factory Climax-powered Cooper 60 shows the famed young New Zealander’s relaxed calmness as he looked over at Daley’s camera. McLaren would do well in this practice […]

The Cruel Sport

“The first Grand Prix I ever saw was at Monaco, May 1958. There were sixteen starters, of whom eight would die at the wheel, four of them before the year was out. Two more would crash, survive in a diminished state, and never race again… Death in a racing car began to seem to me […]