Tag Archives: Robert Manzon

Reims, French Grand Prix, klemcoll, Fangio, Ferrari

Before the Start

This very atmospheric photograph shows the tribunes on the left and the pits building across the Ruote Nationale, all filled with spectators, excited for the coming start of the French Grand Prix on the Reims-Gueux public road circuit on July 4, 1954. This was a special Grand Prix because it marked the first return of Mercedes-Benz since the prewar […]

Lancia, Le Mans, klemcoll

Lancia at Le Mans

 This lovely color image was taken in the pits at Le Mans before the start of the 24 Hours on June 13, 1953. This Lancia berlinetta was a D20 with supercharger, one of four entered by Scuderia Lancia that year. This D20 would be driven by Frenchman Robert Manzon and Monégasque Louis Chiron. The D20 […]

The French Grand Prix

The French Grand Prix was first run back near the very start of motor racing in 1906. For many years, both before and after World War II, this Grand Prix was held on a triangle of public roads near the city of Reims. The Reims circuit, famous for the very high speeds obtained there, held its […]