Articles tagged French Government

Page 113, May 1984

V-E-V Miscellany

Old photographs continue to come to light. For instance, the Cumberland & Westmorland Herald was sent a picture showing the Graphic Motor Works, a garage in King Street, Penrith, which is now the site of the Herald office, probably taken before the First World War and showing a line-up of early cars outside, with owners and a chauffeur in attendance, one being a Lanchester landaulette, while...

Page 37, April 1984

Book Reviews

“My Two Lives: Race Driver to Restauranteur” by René Dreyfus, with Beverley Rae Kimes. 077 pp 11¼ “ x 8 ½ “ (Patrick Stevens Ltd, Burr Hill, Cambridge, £15.95p) This long-awaited book is one of the more enjoyable motor racing books to have appeared for many years. It is the life story of René Dreyfus, whom British followers of the Sport used to see at Brooklands, Donington and in Ireland...

Page 26, June 1990

Le Mans Spectator Guide

So after all the months of uncertainty, while the sniping went on between motor racing's governing bodies FIA/FISA in Paris and the Automobile Club de L'Ouest in Le Mans, the great race will go on. Not that most people ever seriously doubted that it would. Too much was at stake for it to be cancelled on the whim of a transitory bureaucrat in Paris. The fact is the Sarthe regional economy and...

Page 41, July 2009

"I only have golden memories of Jimmy"

Sally Swart, Jim Clark's girlfriend durig the peak years of his Grand Prix career, recalls her time with the quiet ScotBy Ian Wagstaff A couple of evenings before this year's Long Beach Grand Prix the phone rang in the Rolling Hills, California home of Ed and Sally Swart. On the other end of the line was Dario Franchitti, inviting the couple to be his guests at the race. There is no doubt that...

Page 42, May 1994

OPEN WARFARE

or a series that has been read the last rites more often than Barnet Football Club, the European F3000 Championship has a positively roseate glow to its cheeks. When it kicks off at Silverstone on May 2, there should be at least 26 cars present. And there could be as many as 30. Either way. that means a full grid, and in the current economic climate, that's no mean feat. Particularly so when one...

Page 93, April 2007

Grand Prix saboteurs

Bravery in a racing car does not necessarily translate into the bravery of the battlefield. In the case of Robert Benoist, William Grover (‘Williams’) and Jean-Pierre Wimille, it did. When Hitler invaded France these three grand prix drivers, two Frenchmen and one French-domiciled Englishman, took up the fight in that most dangerous arena, the Resistance. Only Wimille survived the war: Benoist...

Page 11, May 1948

Sideslips

By "Baladeur" This month the inimitable" Baladeur " has struck a very topical subject in discussing racing possible only by the use of alcohol fuel! We have answered his request for additional information on alcohol fuel, in the light of modern practice, by enlisting the aid of that well-known expert, Mr. L. G. Callingham, who in his time has driven a wide variety of racing cars, and whose...

Page 30, March 2008

'Dakar' may run in South America

The cancellation of the Dakar Rally for the first time in its 30-year history could result in a move for the event to South America. The Amaury Sport Organisation, which runs the rally-raid, called off the 16-day event on the ”firm recommendation” of the French government 24 hours before the start in Lisbon on January 5. The government had advised against travel to Mauritania, through which the...

Page 13, July 1955

Matters of Moment

Le Mans The tragic accident involving so many spectators which happened in the early stages of this year's Le Mans 24-Hour Sports-Car Race at Sarthe calls for a strong and heartfelt expression of sympathy to all those whose relatives and friends were involved. This, the worst disaster by far in the history of motor-racing, has touched-off some panic and irresponsible opinions in the daily Press,...

Page 10, February 2001

Renault's guiding light

Sir, It was fascinating to read Mark Hughes' piece about Renault's early Fl aspirations in the late 1970s and early '80s. For the sake of accuracy, however, I should point out that the Renault President responsible for the revival of their motorsport ambitions was Bernard Hanon, not Anot' He was unceremoniously fired by the French Government as he had managed Renault from substantial profits to...

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