Articles tagged Fiat

Page 14, June 1955

With Moss in the Mille Miglia

On May 1st motor-racing history was made, for Stirling Moss won the 1,000-mile Mile Miglia, the first time in twenty-two years that this has been achieved by a British driver, and I had the very great privilege of sitting beside him throughout this epic drive. But let us go back to the beginning, for this win was not a fluke on the spur of the moment, it was the result of weeks, even months, of...

Page 69, November 1978

Rally Review

Fiat Invincible     whilst Zanini and Petisco may not have enjoyed the event (they eventually retired when a wrongly replaced battery caused a fire) there is no doubt that the 43 other starters, even the 32 who failed to finish, did so immensely. *   *   * As in Canada, so it was in Italy. The Sanremo Rally was another event in which the odds on anything but a Fiat or a Lancia winning were almost...

Page 54, April 1981

Rally Review

Swedish Rally When a new car is rallied for the first time its manufacturers will already have put it through the most comprehensive test and development programme possible, for although a showroom car might be fine for normal use it is unlikely that it will be able to withstand the concentrated pounding of rallying. However, no matter how stringent the test sessions, it always seems that it...

Page 62, September 1979

Road Impressions

The Fiat Strada 65 CL When I remarked recently that if we are being driven towards smaller-engined cars by the petrol situation this need not necessarily be dull, I might have had a Fiat Strada, or Ritmo, in mind! This new small-car will be dismissed either as too gimmicky or liked very much for its sheer individuality. This new generation Fiat hatchback is very ingenious in many practical...

Page 82, July 1970

Rally Review

The Acropolis Rally There are eight qualifying events in the International Rally Championship for Constructors. The sixth of them was the Acropolis Rally organised by the Automobile and Touring Club of Greece during the last week in May. Prior to the Acropolis, Porsche was comfortably at the lead of the championship, Bjorn Waldegard having won three of the previous events in a 911S. Now, they are...

Page 38, December 1963

Vintage miscellany

A reader is in desperate need of a 4.08-to-1 crown wheel or a complete axle for a 14/40 Delage. F. J. Gornall of Pilling, near Fleetwood, who died recently, was a pioneer carburetter designer who claimed to have built a car in 1890 and was the inventor of the vulcaniser. The Austin Twelve ice-cream van illustrated recently is a 1930 model and still in use. More hand-operated petrol pumps are...

Page 52, December 2014

Road car news

Lost tango in Paris French showcase lacks a little of its usual fizz | by Andrew Frankel I’d like to tell you that this year’s biennial visit to the Paris Motor Show produced the usual wall-to-wall orgy of new models as manufacturers jostled to get their latest ideas in front of the media, but I can’t. It was a somewhat subdued affair, populated more by concepts and fresh iterations of existing...

Page 46, December 2014

Historic racing news

Combe Classic is big hit Next year’s event already at the planning stage | by Paul Lawrence The Castle Combe Autumn Classic has been hailed as one of the best events at the Wiltshire track for many years, after the annual festival came of age in 2014. “I think that’s the best event we’ve run for a very long time,” said circuit marketing boss Rodney Gooch, for whom the October event was a pre-...

Page 19, December 2014

Reflections with Nigel Roebuck

The Bianchi accident, Montjuich Park 1975, Vettel and Alonso In the hours following Jules Bianchi’s accident, several moments and conversations came back to me, one of them with Martin Brundle at Suzuka in 1995, in which he recalled the Japanese Grand Prix a year earlier. In appalling conditions – worse even than those at this year’s race – Brundle’s McLaren flew off the road at the Dunlop Curve...

Page 59, April 1967

Correction

In the article on the Fiat Dino last month the acceleration time was given as 16.6 seconds for the standing-start 500 metres. This figure should have been for 400 metres, which is the nearest metric distance to our quarter-mile; the 500 metres (or half-kilometre) is the shortest metric distance recognised for International records.—D. S. J.

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