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The Klemantaski Collection: a library of historic motorsports and motor racing photography.
The Klemantaski Collection: a library of historic motorsports and motor racing photography.

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In 1950, the effects of the War were still being felt, so the resurrection of the German Grand Prix would not be part of the newly-created Formula 1 World Championship. Instead it would be a Formula 2 race, because there were no longer any F1 cars in…
Hatzenbach
Hatzenbach
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In the Spring of the year in the 1950s and 1960s there was usually a kind of warm-up for the Grand Prix season, a non-championship Formula 1 race in Sicily on the Syracuse circuit near the town of Syracusa which is located near the southeast corner of the…
An Easy Win
An Easy Win
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We have recently acquired an important European archive of racing photographs which we call the JJF Archive. For today, we want to show our readers a small selection from the JJF Archive. However, the JJF Archive also contains some photographs from the…
A New Archive of Photos
A New Archive of Photos
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In 1968 the Honda Grand Prix team arrived at the French Grand Prix with two cars, one of which incorporated some highly experimental ideas. The race would be held on July 7, the usual early July time for the French race. But instead of the high speed…
A Tragic Unsuccessful Experiment
A Tragic Unsuccessful Experiment
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This is the paddock at the airport of Palm Springs, California for the races which will take place on December 4, 1955. These two Ferraris are owned by California oil tycoon William Doheny and carry numbers signifying the Union 76 symbol of his Union Oil…
Sleeping Beauties
Sleeping Beauties
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Dan Gurney and Phil Hill, the latter with his faithful Leica to record the goings-on, stand next to one of three the Ferrari 250TR/59s that the Scuderia had brought to Sicily for the 1959 Targa Florio which would take place on May 24th. There had been…
Two Old Friends in Sicily
Two Old Friends in Sicily
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In 1950 the International Daily Express Trophy non-championship race took place at Silverstone on August 26. Before the start a group got together for a photo on the grid in front of The Motor magazine bridge. On the left is Alberto Ascari with Yves…
The Boys
The Boys
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Here is Juan Manuel Fangio in his lovely Maserati 250F sweeping into Tabac corner during the Monaco Grand prix on May 19, 1975. Tabac, still used today as the left-hander before the swimming pool complex, was so called because a tabaconist’s shop used to…
The Master at Tabac
The Master at Tabac
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In 1950 Germany was allowed to join the FIA and the famous German Grand Prix was held as a non-championship Formula 2 race, limited to two liter engines, unsupercharged. Here, under dark cloud-covered skies, right after the start the field sweeps into the…
Into the Südlehre…
Into the Südlehre…
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Indian Summer it was – as Americans would perhaps say – on September 27, 1952. But nevertheless, Roy Salvadori’s famous words ring true in this photograph as mechanics roll Louis Rosier’s Ferrari 375F1 back to its paddock stall after one of its races that…
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