Articles tagged Darracq

Page 76 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, February 2014

The Corse of true love

…never did run smooth between garagista Enzo Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. Yet their turbulent partnership through the 1930s laid the bedrock of the Ferrari legend Writer Paul Fearnley A chill March day yet his car is naked: tubes, wires, rivets. He’s road-tested bare chassis before. That, though, was a long time ago, and this is momentously different. In suit, shirt and tie, he, never the most agile,...

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Monsieur Lory on modern racing car design

As a relief from old-car topics we have pleasure in presenting a review of a paper which M. Lory delivered before the war, translated and commented upon by J. Lowrey, B.Sc. It contains much of intense value and interest, but has never previously been given prominence in this country. – Ed. The basis of this article, translation, review, or what will you, is a paper which M. Lory read before the...

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Rivals of the famous baby

The famous baby is, of course, the Austin 7, and to suggest that it had rivals in racing in the 750 cc class is something of an exaggeration. Because such rivals were not very conspicuous, although it has to be agreed that the MG Midget had the legs of the Austin 7 in the 1930s. There was some excuse for this, because when it first appeared in competition, such as in the 1930 JCC 'DoubleTwelve'...

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Letters from readers

Sir, We have for a long time now been discussing the future of our Sport: "Motor Racing After the War." Well, there are a number of things that we must do. Taxation should be governed by the c.c. of the engine and not by bore alone. For, as we all know, the trend of design is for an engine of short stroke and as near as possible "square." We must try to get the ban lifted, so that we can race on...

Page 6 of April 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, April 1947


By "Baladeur" About twenty years ago I was rather intimately acquainted with a 1,500-c.c. Ceirano. It was rather a pretty car, with a 4-seater body and well-pronounced shoulder line from radiator to short, streamlined tail. The 4-cylinder engine had inclined push-rod-operated overhead valves and, one way and another, it followed the most up-to-date design of its day. But I do not remember that...

Page 31 of June 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, June 1950

Club News

WE HEAR Dr. Roland John, Frazer-Nash enthusiast, has added to his stable a 1930 20/25-h.p. Rolls-Royce with Hooper touring body, which has only been licensed for a total of five years and which has run only 46,000 miles. In South Africa, F. C. Hartley has a Mk. IV "Brooklands" Riley Nine which has an off-set body and hydraulic brakes, and he would like to contact a reader in this country who can...

Page 9 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, July 1950

Good Sport At B.A.R.C. Members Meeting

J. C. C. Mayers (Lester-M.G.) Retains His Lead for the "Motor Sport" Brooklands Memorial Trophy. Jason-Henry (Delahaye) Wins Fastest Race and Craig's Jaguar Sets Fastest Lap, at 79.3 m.p.h. B.A.R.C. held another of its truly enjoyable Members' Meetings at Goodwood, in the Brooklands tradition, on June 17th. The battle for the MOTOR SPORT Brooklands Memorial Trophy and £50 prize continued and,...

Page 7 of October 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, October 1943

Subjects for debate

Of recent months in these pages we have had Peter Hampton explaining to Mr. A. F. Brookes why he prefers Continental cars to British, and Mr. Brookes explaining that Hampton is barking up the wrong tree. This popular subject for debate invariably starts up that other happy business of vintage cars versus the moderns. So it has been in this instance, and we have duly received a screed which both...

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Alfas In The Van!

ALFAS IN THE VAN!--Two shots taken in close succession, of the field starting in the G.P. de l'Europe. SECOND HOME was Luigi Fagioli, ex-Mercedes-Benz driver, whose Alfa-Romeo averaged 90.92 m.p.h. and crossed the finishing line 0.4 sec. after Farina's. He is here seen driving very fast into the Hangar straight. THIRD TO FINISH was our own Reg. Parnell, fourth man of the Alfa-Romeo team who...

Page 5 of July 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, July 1940

The cars of France

WITH the surrender of France to the Nazis our thoughts cannot fail to dwell on the cars of our gallant allies—and sterner things. The motor car was developed far more rapidly in the closing days of the last century in France than it was in this country, and such great marques as Peugeot, Ballot, Bugatti and Delage subsequently made racing history ring with the name of La Belle France, ere Germany...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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