Articles tagged DaimlerChrysler

Page 38 of July 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, July 2004

Simon Taylor

Modern times: I doubt if many of Motor Sport's discerning readership are aware of a populist quiz show on British TV called Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Contestants have to select one of four possible answers to a general knowledge question, and if they answer 15 correctly they win £1 million. I was recently ambushed into watching this morsel of popular culture, and one of the questions was:...

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WB Rumblings

It is worth noting that the Midland AC, which was founded in 1901 and has since 1905 held the famous Shelsley Walsh hillclimbs, has also trials and other events on its fixture list. This year's Clee Hills Trial was held successfully in spite of extreme winter weather facing the 75 starters. The winner was Adrian Marfell (VW Beetle). Four of the class winners drove VWs, the others a Morris-JAP, a...

Page 77 of January 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, January 2007

Mika Häkkinen

From the white heat of technology to the white-out of a Finnish winter, the Formula 1 champion could hardly have had a more challenging contrast  Writer: Anthony Peacock Rovaniemi, a small town right on the Arctic Circle in northern Finland, is a far from hospitable place at the end of January. The outside temperature tends to hover at minus 30C, and the sun shines for just four hours a day.  A...

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Simon Taylor's Notebook

After Motor Sport republished Jenks's 1955 epic, you'd think there wasn't much more to be said on the subject of the Mille Miglia. Jenks himself would always remind you that this wonderful motor race came to an end in 1957, never to return. He had no time for today's historic event, even though it follows the same route. In his view it was nothing more than a jolly for rich old men with nice old...

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On the future of bankings

Sir, Recent publicity regarding the proposed development of a Mercedes-Benz Heritage and Technology Centre at Brooklands has understandably prompted a range of comments relating to the appropriateness of commercial development in a setting of such historic importance. The Committee of the Brooklands Society now feels it must clarify some facts relating to the background of this matter. All the...

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Modern Times

In my book, the 2001 season began on 4 December 2000. That's when F1 testing got under way again after the FIA's November ban. Now we're into the customary annual segment of rumour and counter-rumour that filters back from the test sessions. Have you heard? The new Ferrari's got an insoluble handling problem. They're having to do a total redesign on the Benetton's oil system. The new Prost is...

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Monaco historic Grand Prix revived for 2000

Aganst the odds, the second Monaco historic Grand Prix will descend on the principality on May 28th 2000. Despite having lost a million francs on the 1997 event, the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) vows the race will become a fixture every two years from 2000 forward. Timed to precede the Monaco Grand Prix, the historic meeting will encompass six separate class races starting with pre-1934 two-...

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Three-pointed star letter

Sir, Reading your magazine has become a must for all the staff who look after historic racing cars here at DaimlerChrysler. We read the Wish I'd Designed article in your January 2002 edition with a great deal of interest. It fills us with pride that a designer as famous as Ted Cutting describes the 300 SLR of 1955 as one of the highlights of automotive history. Nevertheless, please allow us to...

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