Tag Archives: Tony Rolt

Duncan Hamilton, Tony Rolt, Jaguar, Le Mans, klemcoll

Winning Le Mans

Duncan Hamilton brings his works Jaguar C-Type down the pit straight to celebrate their win of the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 13, 1953. Sitting next to Hamilton is his co-driver Tony Rolt who has had time to adopt some non-racing wear as two of the Jaguar mechanics ride along behind them. Not long […]

Ferrari, Le Mans, klemcoll

Ferraris at Le Mans

Three Ferrari berlinettas are lined up in front of the Le Mans pits during practice for the 24 Hour race to be run on June 13-14, 1953. The first one is a Ferrari 375MM which will be driven by the friends and teammates Alberto Ascari and Luigi Villoresi. The two other Ferraris are 340MM berlinettas […]

Jaguar, Stirling Moss, Le Mans, klemcoll

An Unsuccessful Streamliner

Here is a rare view of a rare car. It is a rare view because this car lasted only about three hours and a rare car because its bodywork and related mechanicals were scrapped after its race was over. This¬†rara avis is a Jaguar C-Type, here driven by Stirling Moss during the early laps of […]

Stirling Moss, Jaguar, Goodwood, klemcoll

Moss at Goodwood

In spite of a quizzical look over at the camera of Louis Klemantaski, Stirling Moss was on pole for the 5 lap sports car race at Goodwood on September 27, 1952. His look was actually a reflection of some annoyance because he was at that time Jaguar’s number 1 driver with a contract that promised […]

Maserati, Fangio, Silverstone, klemcoll

A Start at Silverstone

It is just after the start of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 18, 1953. This image was taken as the leaders approached “The Motor” pedestrian bridge which was placed just before entry to the sweeping right hander called Copse. The leading car is a Maserati A6GCM which had a six-cylinder two liter […]

Dangerous Dundrod

The Dunrod Circuit was located in Northern Ireland near the village of that name and only a few miles west of Belfast. It was used for the RAC Tourist Trophy race for sports cars from 1950-55 and also for the Ulster Trophy for Grand Prix cars from 1950-53. Motorcycle races were also held on the […]

Briggs Cunningham, Cunningham, Tony Rolt, Duncan Hamilton

Three Racers at Le Mans

These three gentlemen had a great deal to do with the 24 Hours of Le Mans throughout the 1950s. On the left in the dark pullover is American Briggs Cunningham, in the middle with dark glasses is Tony Rolt who with Duncan Hamilton, standing regally at the right, teamed together at Le Mans for many […]