Articles tagged Chiron

Page 24 of April 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, April 1947

A Matter of Moment

In the last issue of the Sports Car, official organ of the Sports Car Club of America, published in 1946, is an editorial by T. F. Robertson depreciating the new British sports cars. America is a great potential market for our specialised cars, so this attack is a matter of some moment. The attitude of our industry is described as "smug," due to praise lavished on out-of-date cars by our Press —...

Page 62 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, May 1984


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 137 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 137, February 2014

One hundred and sweet sixteen

Maserati’s century of life has created some magnificent cars, notably the 16-cylinders One of the most celebrated of all great Maserati designs is the Sedici Cilindri – the 16-cylinder – campaigned by the always tiny Bologna factory from 1929 to 1934. It’s not the type’s fantastic success that has left it with legendary lustre – it’s more the sheer ‘WOW!’ factor of such a complicated box of...

Page 31 of August 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, August 1957

The Monza 500 Mile Race

Indianapolis Brings a Breath of Fresh Air to Italy Monza, June 29th. Soon after the high-speed banked track was completed on the Monza Autodrome in August, 1955, the suggestion was made that an out-and-out track race should he held. The principal idea behind the suggestion was to invite a selection of Indianapolis teams over, as they were the acknowledged experts at high-speed track racing, and...

Page 29 of September 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, September 1949

Reports of Recent Events

Sheffield & Hallamshire M.C. Team Test Trial — June 26th Results: 1st. — Lancashlre and Cheshire C.C. Red Rose Team — C. Corbishley (C.C. Special), K. Bancroft (Bancroft Special), J. Price (Price Special). Total time 496.6 sec. 2nd. — Lancashire and Cheshire C.C. Wheatsheaf Team — J. Clegg (Clegg Special), K. Bailey (Riley), B. K. Thompson (A.W. Special). Total time, 508 sec. 3rd. —...

Page 21 of August 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, August 1930

Another Tussle for the Bugattisti.

THE GR ND PRIX DE LA MARNE Another Tussle tor the Bugattisti. RESULT. 1. Rene Dreyfus (2-litre Bugatti), 2h. 49m. 27 3-5s. Average speed 88.5 m.p.h. 2. Lehoux (2-litre Bugatti), 21a. 51m. 30 1-5s. 3. Michel Dore (1500 c.c. Bugatti), 3h. 6m. 14 1-5s. (Winner of 1500 c.c. class of 80.5 m.p.h.). 4. Faggioli (24itre Bugatti). 5. Etancelin (2-litre Bugatti). IT must be great fun to be the owner of a...

Page 8 of August 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, August 1947

Racing on the Continent

Grand Prix de l'Europe 1 1/2-litre Alfa-Romeos 1, 2, 3 at Spa. Wimille wins at 95.28 m.p.h. and sets fastest lap at nearly 102 m.p.h. In intense heat the 1 1/2-litre Alfa-Romeo team dominated the G.P. de l'Europe run over 35 laps (310 miles) of the very fast 9 1/4-mile Francorchamps circuit near Spa. It was rumoured that before the race Pierre Wimille had done a lap at about 104 m.p.h., almost...

Page 54 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1991

Veteran to classic -- Vintage Indy

Indianapolis was Different -- A look at the American "500" in Vintage Times With the classic Indianapolis 500 mile race flirting with the idea of altering its rules to permit F1 3-1/2-litre non-turbo engines to be eligible and with drivers up to the calibre of Ayrton Senna casting a thoughtful glance at this money-rich race, it is amusing to reflect on how British enthusiasts saw this fast,...

Page 22 of August 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, August 1955

Continental Notes

The recent cancellation of the French Grand Prix and other races meant that there was something of a lull in Continental reporting, apart from some minor events, until a return was made to the homeland for the British Grand Prix. This break allowed the opportunity to journey to Stuttgart where a select little gathering took place amongst the heads of the racing department of Daimler-Benz, at...

Page 15 of May 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 1948

The new Talbots

The "Monoplace" and the "Lago Grand Sport," described by T. G. Voore One of the most interesting newcomers to 1947 racing was the Talbot single-seater, which made its debut in the Grand Prix de Nice. Large-engined unsupercharged cars are normally at a disadvantage on twisty round-the-town circuits, but in this race Chiron held his own against the lighter and faster blown 1-1/2-litres, and at 30...



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