Articles tagged Francesco Giardini

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 60, June 1956

Notes On The Cars In The Mille Miglia

In the over-2-litre class the issue lay between Ferrari and Maserati, and the Maranello firm entered two 12-cylinder 3 1/2-litres as used in the Giro Sicilia, to be driven by Castellotti and Fangio, and two four-cylinder 3 1/2-litres, similar to the Sicily-winning car, to be driven by Musso and Collins. There were no radical changes to them, and only Collins carried a passenger, the others having...

Page 10, August 2000

The 39th Targa Floria youth to the fore

This year, the age old Targa Florio took on a new lease of life as it became an event counting for the manufacturers' world championship of sportscars. With the situation very open between Jaguar; Ferrari, and Mercedes-Benz, the race took on the position of the final decision for the honours in this championship. Mercedes-Benz went to Sicily in full force, while Ferrari did the best they could...

Page 54, May 2005

1000 Miglia -- Fitch came first ?

Jenks wasn't the only navigator in the 1955 Mille Miglia using pacenotes. John Fitch explains to Hartmut Lehbrink where the basic idea came from Stirling Moss's triumphant record-shattering lap from Brescia to Brescia deserves the limelight, the laurels and its special place in the history of the sport. But hardly less remarkable was John Fitch's fifth position in the same race. In a standard...

Page 76, May 1986

Mille Miglia 1986

In May, another historical gathering will take place to commemorate the great Italian road race. It will be an opportunity for enthusiasts to mingle with beautiful machinery and to see the cars being driven over the same route, but it will not be a road race. To keep it in perspective, we publish below extracts from D.S.J's account of his winning drive with Stirling Moss in the 1955 Mille Miglia...

Page 74, May 1997

With Moss in the Mille Miglia

Denis Jenkinson's account of navigating Stirling Moss to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia is rightly regarded as a landmark in motoring journalism. This is that story, together with photographs from his personal archive never before published On May 1st, motor racing history was made, for Stirling Moss won the 1000-mile Mille Miglia, the first time this has been achieved by a British driver, and...

Page 72, June 1975

A living Legend

A nostalgic look at the Mille Miglia circuit Twenty years ago, on May 1st, 1955, Stirling Moss became the only British driver ever to win the Mille Miglia open-road race round Italy. This tremendous demonstration of race driving was seen at close quarters by only one person, Motor Sport's Continental Correspondent Denis Jenkinson, who sat alongside Moss in the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR during that...

Page 26, June 1956

Another Mille Miglia with Moss

A Tale Of Woe - by Denis Jenkinson Some years ago there was a popular ballad entitled "Trees" and the last line ran, " . . but only God can make a tree." By the grace of God and one of his trees I am able to write the story of my 1956 Mille Miglia. But let us go back to the beginning, which for me was shortly after the 1955 Mille Miglia when Moss asked me if I would go with him again, and...

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