Tag Archives: Umberto Maglioli

Ferrari, Monza, Mike Hawthorn, klemcoll

The Multi-Motor Monza

Mike Hawthorn pulls in during practice at Monza before the Supercortemaggiore 1000km race which would take place on May 29, 1955. Then Supercortemaggiore name gave credit to the gasoline brand provided by AGIP. Hawthorn’s car is a new Ferrari four cylinder sports car of the evoluzione series of the 750 Monza of mid-1955 and Umberto Maglioli […]

Ferrari, Umberto Maglioli, klemcoll

The Toughest Mountain Climb

This notable scenic image is from the July 17, 1955 Aosta-Gran San Bernardo hillclimb showing  winner Umberto Maglioli in a factory-entered 3 liter Ferrari 750 Monza. The Aosta to Gran San Bernardo route ran for just over 21 miles in the Italian alps from the town of Aosta in the Aosta valley up to the […]

ferrari, klemcoll. shelby

Shelby’s Ferrari

A happy Carroll Shelby about to climb out of the Ferrari 375 Mille Miglia (0286AM) with its rounded style Vignale body that he has just driven to a win at Torrey Pines in California on July 11, 1955. Sitting in the car and holding the checkered flag is the car’s owner Alan Guiberson. This Ferrari […]

Ferrari, Carrera Panamericana, Jack McAfee, Ford Robinson

Before the Crash

For 1954 Enzo Ferrari needed more power for his front line sports cars, so he built a successor to the 1953 375MM called the 375 Plus. There were a half dozen of these cars constructed, using a 4.9 liter version of the 4.5 liter motor of the 375MM. With one notable exception the 375 Plus was […]

Umberto Magliolo, Mille Miglia, Ferrari, 121LM

On the Futa Pass

The 1955 Mille Miglia, over April 30-May 1, was set to be a titanic struggle between teams from Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari, with Maserati set to dominate the 2-litre class with their little A6GCS. The German steamroller, led by its famed team manager Alfred Neubauer, had entered four of their new 300SLRs with several 300SLs running for the GT […]

Froilan Gonzalez, Ferrari, Silverstone

Waiting for a Wet Start

It is raining at Silverstone on May 15, 1954 before the start of the first heat of the International Daily Express Trophy race, a non-championship event for F1 cars. This popular race always attracted a large early season entry of both factory cars and privateers. Sitting in his Ferrari 553 “Squalo” is the well-known Argentinean driver […]

Ak Miller, Caballo di Hiero, Panamericana Mexico

Ak Miller’s Caballo di Hierro

It is a sunny day in Mexico as Akton Miller and Doug Harrison drive Miller’s so-called Caballo di Hierro (Iron Horse) south to the start of the 1954 Carrera Panamericana Mexico. The Carrera was to be run over November 19-23, a 1,909 mile race which would start at  Tuxtla Gutiérrez not far from the border […]

Ferrari, Alberto Ascari, Swiss GP, Bremgarten

The Italian Master

In 1952 and 1953 Alberto Ascari was totally dominant in the two-liter Formula 2 class which determined the World Championship for Drivers in those two years. Some would say that his dominance was perhaps as much the car as the driver because Enzo Ferrari was fully prepared, having known that the Championship would switch over to […]