Articles tagged Alfa Romeo

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Student of the Sport

'Bookish', bespectacled Andrea de Adamich was studying law when he took up motor racing. A budding career ended abruptly at Silverstone 40 years ago, but today the pupil has turned teacher Late at night on July 14 1973, Andrea de Adamich lay in a hospital bed in Milan, his legs both broken. Life as a Grand Prix driver had come to an abrupt and painful halt. Earlier that day, at Silverstone, he...

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Rally review - Total Rally

As a general rule, the world's best-known rallies are those which form part of the World Rally Championship for Makes, there being still no equivalent series for drivers, to the shame of the CSI, and no personality at the end of the year who can be garlanded, interviewed, shaken by the hand or invited to be photographed with his arm around a beauty queen. But already we digress; whether for...

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Mat Oxley – MotoGP

A nod to the Futurists If you’ve been lucky enough to receive an invitation to dine at Fiat Yamaha’s MotoGP hospitality unit this season (I’m still awaiting mine), you can’t have failed to notice the funky table mats (right). The mats feature the team’s riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, and celebrate the centenary of the Futurist Movement, 1909 to 2009. Futurism was a hugely influential...

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Letters from readers

Sir, Is it possible for you to enquire of Motor Sport readers whether any official photographs or snapshots are available of a Shelsley hybrid called the Shipton Special? I should be pleased to cover any charges involved. I am, Yours, etc., Conrad Shipton (Lieut. (A.), R.N.V.R.) R.A.C. London, S.W.1. [Please write direct. The Shipton Special comprised a "23/60" Vauxhall engine in a Coventry...

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Le Grand Prix de Belgique

May 22nd The new Spa-Francorchamps circuit in south-east Belgium, near the German frontier, may be only half the length of the old original one that dated back to 1922, but it has lost none of the character, presenting a high speed challenge on public roads, albeit of a very high standard of construction. Grand Prix racing in the grand manner amid the forests of the Haute-Fagnes in the Ardennes...

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Miniature news

Ferrari feast As in every walk of life, the modelling world is fragmented into several special interest groups. On the one hand there are the white metal model manufacturers and retailers whose products are quite expensive and appeal to one kind of enthusiast; on the other there are the cheaper, larger-scale plastic kits which have a wider appeal. One aspect of the miniature world which is often...

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Industry insight

Tomorrow the World? January 1988 set new British records for rainfall, and for new car introductions. In a month normally given over to introspective reflection of "that was the year that was" tone, Audi, BMW, Ford, Fiat, Saab and Renault alI held international Press launches for new wares. Some were more notable for technical details than the complete vehicle, such as Saab's direct ignition, a...

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High-performance closed cars

ABARTH Stand 146 To be seen for the first time anywhere in the World is the new Abarth 1000, while the 2200 model will be exhibited at Earls Court for the first time. Also on the stand will be one of the 850 rear-engined coupes. Anthony Crook Motors are the U.K. concessionaires for Abarth and will also show a representative selection of Abarth exhaust systems on stand 327 in the gallery, while...

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Racing Improves The Breed

Matters of Moment Racing Improves The Breed IN this issue we describe the new RS200, Ford's exciting new prototype which may go into limited production to form the basis of a return to International Rallying. Whether or not the car is given the go ahead, whether or not it is successful, it crystalises a number of important points and trends. Since Swart Turner took over as Ford's Director of...

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Book reviews

"Grand Prix Racing — 1906-1914" by T.A.S.O. Mathieson. 300pp, 11¼" x 10" (F.F. Publishing Ltd., 64, West Smithfield, London, EC1 9EE. £25.00)  Here is some extremely good news for serious motoring historians and book collectors. That great pictorial study of the French Grand Prix, the most important race of the day from 1906 to 1908 and after a break when voiturette contests took over, from 1912...



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Ultimate Porsche: The Most Ruthless Racer Ever Built



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