Articles tagged Mercedes-Benz

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 50, February 1980

Three-Pointed Star

"Three-Pointed Star", David Scott-Moncrieff's story of Benz, Mercedes and Mercedes-Benz, which Cassell published in 1955, has been issued in a revised edition by Gentry Books Ltd., 16 Regency Street, London SW1, at £14.95. Many new pictures from the Daimler-Benz archives have been included in the latest edition, which takes the history of Mercedes and Benz to the present day, although the story...

Page 115, December 2014

Precision

Timing is everything Split-second accuracy is fundamental to both motor sport and the finely honed world of watchmaking, so it’s hardly surprising that the two are highly complementary. For many years now, watch companies have selected racing drivers as brand ambassadors. Famously, Jackie Stewart had his shirts’ left cuff tailored to make sure his Rolex was suitably visible at appropriate moments...

Page 48, September 1977

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters VSCC Hawthorn Trophy Meeting (July 30) By the time this issue is published the Cadwell Park VSCC meeting will be over, so this is a review, not a report. The second VSCC Silverstone races had 180 entries, sunshine, and an excellent attendance. The main 15-lap Hawthorn Trophy scratch contest between the historic racing cars was a tour de force for Simon...

Page 80, June 1988

Book reviews

Fifty Famous Motor Racesby Alan Henry. 224 pp. 11" x 7½". (Thorsons Publishing Group Ltd, Denington Estate, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2RQ. £16.95.) A nice idea, this, to remember fifty famous occasions - not necessarily superb contests but great events. Alan Henry has chosen races ranging from the 1935 German Grand Prix, when Nuvolari at his peak took victory for Alfa Romeo from under...

Page 60, December 1982

V-E-V Odds & Ends

There was an interesting aside in Leicester Shopwindow not long ago about Castles of Leicester who began selling cars in 1919, and whose showrooms on the corner of King Street and Wellington Street (now the Leicester CC Social Club with what appears to be a mock-Tudor black and white timbered extension) are depicted as they appeared in the 1930s, with three Hudson-Essex saloons in the window,...

Page 62, May 1984

Disappointments...

Personal disappointment relates to not having been sufficiently industrious in youth, to have studied things like workshop practice and simple welding etc, so that I could have worked on my cars and perhaps even built a special, and God not having endowed me with the qualities required for being a top-line racing driver… Thinking in terms of the many disappointments that have involved those who...

Page 47, December 1987

Books for Christmas

The Porsche 917, in Kurz, Langheck and Spyder forms, make subject of a book by Ian Ramsey with Bill Oursler whose 121/4in x 81/2in format does justice to the many colour and black-and-white illustrations. For coverage of the World Championship-winning sports/racing car which the authors call The Ultimate Weapon, this 160-page Haynes/Foulis publication would be difficult to better at £19.95....

Page 93, July 2014

A nation divided

Behind the shock and awe of era-defining Silver Arrows domination, tension festered in the wake of the Führer’s decision to split state funding between Mercedes and the new Auto UnionWriter Doug Nye Pre-war motor racing was well reported by the British weeklies The Motor and The Autocar, with Tom Moore and friends in Motor Sport having more time to get it right. Time reveals so much more – but...

Page 56, July 2014

Historic news

Record Fiat back on trackRare old-timer to tackle Goodwood hill this summer | by Paul Lawrence More than a century after it last ran in anger, a rare Fiat S76 will be one of the stars of the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 26-29). Unofficially the fastest car in the world in 1911, the 28.5-litre Fiat has been restored over the past decade by Duncan Pittaway. Only two S76s were built. One set a...

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