Tag Archives: sports car photographs

JIM SITZ, OLIVIER GENDEBIEN, FERRARI, KLEMCOLL

A Personal Memory

This lovely image was taken by our dear friend the photo-journalist Jim Sitz during practice for the Swedish Grand Prix, a six hour race for sports cars at the Råbelövsbanan circuit at Kristianstad, which took place on August 8, 1957. This portrait is of the talented Belgian driver Olivier Gendebien who was driving one of […]

Ferrari, Nurburgring, klemcoll, Ascari, Farina

The Start of a Competitive Life

We are at the fueling point behind the pits at the famous Nürburgring on August 29, 1953 before practice for the next day’s 1000 Km. race. The car is a Ferrari 375MM with a 4.5 liter V12 motor and the latest Vignale spyder bodywork. It will be driven for Scuderia Ferrari by two of their […]

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 […]

A BMW Foray

On September 4, 1937 the famous RAC Tourist Trophy race for cars (there was also a Tourist Trophy for motorcycles) was held at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. The “TT,” as it has always been informally called, was first run in 1905 back in the dawn of automobile racing and continues to this day which […]

Ferrari, Phil Hill, klemcoll

Phil Hill’s Winner

This car is Allen Guiberson’s new Ferrari 750 Monza (0510M) shown next to the Pebble Beach Golf Course just before it was to be driven by Phil Hill at the 1955 Pebble Beach Road Races which took place on April 17, 1955. Guiberson had taken delivery of this pretty Monza in time for the 1955 […]

The Brickyard Winner

Mario Andretti with his winning car after the 1969 Indianapolis 500. Andretti’s car was a Hawk III-Ford, using the famous four-cam Ford Indy motor. Andretti had qualified in the middle of the front row, along with A. J. Foyt, on pole, and Bobby Unser. Although Foyt led for a time, Andretti led for 116 of […]

ferrari, tom cole, klemcoll

Tom Cole

This driver is the British-born American Tom Cole, who was active in racing in both America and Europe in the early 1950s. He is here seen at Silverstone during the non-Championship International Daily Express Trophy for F2 cars on May 9, 1953. The car he is driving is a two-liter Ferrari 500F2, owned by Belgian […]

A Targa Winner

The Targa Florio was indeed one of the truly great open road races. In this running on May 8, 1960 it was done on total elapsed time over 10 laps of the 72 km Piccolo Madonie circuit in Sicily. The length of the circuit made it very difficult to learn and experienced rally drivers were […]

Nino Farina, Alfa Romeo, klemcoll

Braking Hard!

After the war years there was a non-championship Grand Prix held in Geneva on a short urban course known as the Circuit de Sécheron in 1946, 1948 and 1950. These were the years of the Alfettas, the all-conquering 158, developed from its prewar version, now with two-stage supercharged motors producing at or above 400 hp. […]

Ferrari Race Winners

At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours there was a lot of emphasis on Ferrari, given that 2017 is the 70th anniversary of this famous automotive and racing brand. There were many important Ferraris on hand, including a large display outside of the Ferrari headquarters along the 1st fairway at the Pebble Beach Lodge. However, the […]