Articles tagged Alfa Romeo

Page 4 of October 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, October 1943

Cecil Clutton crystal gazes

In this extremely erudite and absorbing article Cecil Clutton does his share of gazing into the future – a habit which excellent war-news encourages. His suggested designs have their claims carefully explained, and Clutton also offers us a new basis of comparing existing sports cars. – Ed. I spent a day of my last leave stirring up my motoring file with a slide rule, with a view to ascertaining...

Page 25 of January 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, January 1974

Road Impressions

The Aston Martin DBS V8 automatic with carburetters AT a time when the Government has announced a compulsory blanket 50 m.p.h. limit on all our roads, when half-mile queues of garage hoppers build up outside the handful of filling stations which remain open in the South-East, while the country as a whole suffers in the face of this policy of political posturing which Britain has taken to appease...

Page 113 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 113, November 1978

Letters from Readers

N.B. — Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. — Ed. In Retrospect Sir, I have read with great pleasure your report on the 1978 Italian Grand Prix. Let me congratulate you and underline your unique discretion in this excellent report. Nowhere else have I found such decency in reporting poor Ronnie's unfortunate death. I...

Page 46 of October 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, October 2003

Garda

The region around Brescia lies at the heart of Italy's passion for road racing. The Mille Miglia is a legend, but instead Tim Scott pays a visit to its obscure cousin down the road Photography by Ian Dawson The most beautiful racing circuit in the world — that was the standard boast. Subjective in the extreme, for sure, but standing atop the valley slopes that tumble to the shores of Lake Garda,...

Page 36 of May 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, May 1961

A Worthwhile Experiment

From time to time various saleable objects arrive at the MOTOR SPORT office, sent in by manufacturers or agents in the hope that they will get a write-up in the Editorial columns, thus getting many pounds-worth of free advertising for the cost of one article. Much of this stuff is rubbish and goes into the waste bin, but occasionally something worthwhile arrives and justifies a write-up. Some...

Page 50 of July 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, July 1979

Tuning Topics

Turbocharging American Style From the Fifties to Today The use of turbochargers in European road or track cars has been a comparatively recent development, though the original principles of placing a compressor in the path of outgoing exhaust gases has been evident since 1903. Then the idea was to extract extra performance from heavy engines like marine or factory applications. Today interest in...

Page 44 of September 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1972

The Ferrari 312P Sports/Prototype

Making rules to govern sports-car racing is never an easy task, especially when Ferrari and Porsche give a "helping" hand and then play the game right up to the limit of the regulations. The classic sports-car races such as the Le Mans 24 Hour race and the Targa Florio are important races to win for any manufacturer of high performance cars, and the more recent classic events like the Sebring 12...

Page 72 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, November 1978

United States (East) Grand Prix

Not a Lotus Day Watkins Glen, October 1st The United States Grand Prix, held at Watkins Glen, used to be one of the newer events on the calendar, starting in 1961 after trial events had been held on the Sebring airfield and at Riverside in California. Now in its eighteenth year at Watkins Glen the United States race is well established, though it does not seem to have developed the character of a...

Page 33 of January 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, January 1982

Behind the Grand Prix Scene

ELF NO MATTER where you go for a Formula 1 World Championship Grand Prix you will be conscious of the name ELF, principally on the factory Renault cars, but also on petrol tankers in the paddock, oil containers, drivers' overalls, circuit advertising, hospitality units and on a myriad of cars in the lesser categories of the supporting races. There may only be three letters in the name ELF but...

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

Formula One scene

Reflections on a Grand Prix It doesn't seem like 13 years since I stood in the pits of the Circuit Nationale de Spa-Francorchamps listening to Ken Tyrrell lecturing me about the dangers of the circuit and how he and Jackie Stewart were going to get rid of it from the Formula One scene. I was not very impressed and could not appreciate the dangers they spoke of, for I had only raced motorcycles...

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