Articles tagged Alfa Romeo

Page 68 of December 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, December 2013

Love him, hate him... Nelson Piquet didn't give a damn

And he still doesn’t. Notorious Nelson Piquet stoked both anger and admiration on his way to three F1 titles. Images linger of a crass troublemaker – but lest we forget, he was defiantly talented, too Let’s admit it from the start. I like and admire Nelson Piquet. It can be a trying experience, though, to be unmasked as a Piquet supporter, so let’s remind ourselves of his extraordinary talent....

Page 12 of May 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, May 1999

Modern Times

Now the new Formula One season is properly up and running, the fortnightly rhythm of real racing is gradually overwhelming the political issues that filled so many column inches during the winter. But the subtexts will still be there: Bernie Ecclestone remains determined to amend the financial structure of Formula One, with or without the participation of traditional City institutions, and...

Page 6 of August 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, August 1943

Cars I have owned

In this entertaining contribution to a much-appreciated series, Sir Anthony Stamer, A.T.A., tells how he graduated from Austin Seven to Alfa-Romeo. – Ed. An article of this type must take one of two definite forms – either it can be packed with technical data and full details of modifications, etc., carried out on one's cars (thus laying oneself open to correction and much sarcastic humour from...

Page 28 of December 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, December 1988

Formula One scene: Engine design trends (part one)

Engines a la mode Like the shape of our shoes and the cut of our clothes, engine design is subject to fashion. After years of "conventional" straight fours, V6s, V8s and V12s, the Grand Prix world is rushing to develop engines of unusual design. V10s and broad-arrow 12-cylinder power-units are now all the rage. But historian David Hebb argues that such apparently novel configurations have many...

Page 52 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, February 1979

Page & Moy Ltd

Specialists in Motor Racing Tours, Travel and Trade and Press Conventions Page & Moy of Leicester are synonymous with motor-racing tours for enthusiasts. It all started back in 1959, when Tony Moy went to Le Mans with friends in a 1½-litre Riley, the year Salvadori and Shelby won for Aston Martin, and was so impressed with this unique race and the joys of Continental travel that he decided...

Page 96 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, February 2003

Tin-plate toys stir memories

IN BBC 1's Antique's Roadshowprogramme recently, one of those covetable tin-plate Alfa Romeo racing cars turned up. Full marks for the presenter who described correctly that it was a P2, and pointed out the quick-release fillers, the (incorrect) outside handbrake, the wire wheels with what she didn't quite describe as knock-off nuts, etc. I recall these 18in-long, 31b 6oz Alfas as costing 35/, (...

Page 50 of March 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, March 1983

Lancia Gamma Coupé 2500IE

Although perhaps not endowed with the most dramatic range of cars available on the UK market, Lancia has been fighting back gamely over the past few years to surmount their unfortunate reputation for producing some particularly rust-prone models during the 1970s. By dramatically improving the paintwork, trim levels and finish on their cars the marque has gone a long way to re-establishing a niche...

Page 102 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, April 1982

Behind the Grand Prix scene

The Tyre Men AT the moment the tyre situation in Formula One is very healthy, with four companies in direct competition. We went through the stage where Dunlop had a total monopoly, and design stagnated, then Goodyear achieved a total monopoly and design actually took a step backwards, but now everyone is thrusting forwards. We have Goodyear, Michelin, Avon and Pirelli all supplying Formula One...

Page 78 of February 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, February 2005

Grit in the oyster

Nigel Mansell became a pearl at Williams. But as Damien Smith explains his four full seasons at Lotus provided the grit in the oyster... Key scenes. Act One: first Formula One test. He snaps up the chance to take part in a Lotus young-driver try-out at Paul Ricard — just weeks after breaking his back in an Oulton Park F3 shunt. Popping painkillers like sweets, he tells the team he is perfectly...

Page 39 of December 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, December 1983

Alfa Romeo moves south

Naples to become the HQ For the past decade Alfa Romeo's Sud plant on the outskirts of Naples has been an embarrassment to the company, bedevilled by strikes, absenteeism and even violence. Today the mood has changed completely, to the extent that Alfa Romeo's finance and sales divisions have moved south as a prelude to the centre of operations being at the Pomigliano d'Arco plant instead of...

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