Tag Archives: Silverstone

Alfa Romeo, Silverstone. Nino Farina, klemcoll

The Alfa Dominance

Dr. Giuseppe “Nino” Farina shows off his classic relaxed style with his arms reaching out to his steering wheel as he leads the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on  May 13, 1950. This was the first race of the newly created World Championship for Drivers which would be won by Farina. Alfa Corse had entered […]

Silverstone, Ascari, Villoresi, Nino Farina

The Italian Mob

Before the July 14, 1951 British Grand Prix at Silverstone where the modern Formula 1 had begun with the 1950 British Grand Prix here are three of the top Italian drivers, from the left, Alberto Ascari, Luigi Villoresi and Giuseppe “Nino” Farina. Farina was driving for the Alfa Romeo team in an Alfetta 159 while […]

Juan Fangio, Ferrari, klemcoll

Ferrari’s Leading Drivers

Here we are in Woodcote corner, the very fast final corner on the old Silverstone circuit as Juan Manuel Fangio, assisted by the Ferrari mechanics, pushes is Ferrari-Lancia toward the grid. The race will be the British Grand Prix which took place on July 14, 1956. Fangio was joined on the Ferrari team by Peter […]

Toulo De Graffenried, Maserati, klemcoll, Silverstone

Emmanuel de Graffenried

Here is Swiss Baron Emmanuel de Graffenried, known affectionally as “Toulo,” in his Maserati 4CLT/48, managed for him by Scuderia Enrico Platé, before the start of the Daily Express International Trophy at Silverstone on August 20, 1949. Toulo de Graffenried was a very talented amateur driver who had undertaken a Grand Prix racing career in […]

Ferrari, Silverstone, Richard Attwood, klemcoll

Hard Life of an LM

In October 1963 at the Paris Auto Show Ferrari introduced what they thought would be a new GT car to take over after the successful career of the 250 GTO. The result was the 250 LM, a rear-engined berlinetta very mechanically similar to the then current Ferrari prototype racer the 250P and its immediate successor […]

Brabham, Lobster Claw, klemcoll, Graham Hill

The Lobster Claw

This unusually shaped Formula 1 car was developed by Jack Brabham’s team which was actually called Motor Racing Developments and involved Jack Brabham and his long-time engineer and designer Ron Tauranac. This car, the Brabham BT34, was designed for the 1971 season by Tauranac after Brabham had retired. Graham Hill was signed on as driver […]

BRM, Folkingham, Raymond Mays, klemcoll

First Time Out

It is a wintry day on Thursday, December 15, 1949 at Folkingham Aerodrome in England for the presentation of the first BRM V16  supercharged 1.5 liter Grand Prix car which has been under construction and development since 1945. Folkingham was a former RAF field which had been closed in 1947 and where BRM was permitted […]

Jim Clark, Silverstone, Lotus, klemcoll

Two Views of a Start

Here is an unusual pair of photographs: the Start of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 20, 1963 seen almost simultaneously from opposite sides of the grid. On pole in Lotus 25 n. 4 is Jim Clark and next to him in n. 9 is Dan Gurney in his Brabham BT7 with a Climax […]

BRM, Fangio, Silverstone, klemcoll

The Sound of 16

Here is a rare early color photograph of an even rarer car and driver combination: a V16 BRM and Juan Manuel Fangio. This is at the Daily Express International Formula Libre Race which was a support race for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 18, 1953. This race took place at the end of […]

Reg Parnell, Alfa Romeo, Silverstone, klemcoll

The Adoration of the Crowd

Here is Giuseppe “Nino” Farina with a huge winner’s wreath around his shoulders in the midst of a delighted crowd after the finish of the 1950 British Grand Prix on May 13, 1950. The race was held at Silverstone, using the former RAF airfield runways and access roads, and was the first race of the […]