Articles tagged Fiat

Page 14 of June 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, June 1955

Stirling Moss in the Mille Miglia

On May 1st motor-racing history was made, for Stirling Moss won the 1,000-mile Mile Miglia, the first time in twenty-two years that this has been achieved by a British driver, and I had the very great privilege of sitting beside him throughout this epic drive. But let us go back to the beginning, for this win was not a fluke on the spur of the moment, it was the result of weeks, even months, of...

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The great imitation

On the 30th anniversary of his death we recall how a spurned Enzo Ferrari cleverly conspired to overhaul, and ultimately end, Fiat's Grand Prix dominance and in doing so put himself on the path to greatness Whatever the 1923 Italian term was for, ‘On your bike, son,’ 25-year-old Enzo Ferrari surely uttered it as the carabiniere walked away empty-handed. The officer had arrived at Alfa Romeo’s...

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Motor Show Review

(NEC, October 18th) So, the Cavalcade concluded - incidentally, the Midland Motor Museum ran Wright's 1951 Frazer Nash in it as well as their Mercedes-Benz - my next task was to go to the NEC Motor Show, in satisfactorily multi-cylinder style in the glass-roofed Editorial Rover 3500 (it has recently been Skyported, of which more next month). A press ticket did not enable one to park very near the...

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Rally Review

Fiat Invincible Since last month's Rally Review was written, two events in the World Rally Championship have taken place, and before this issue of Motor Sport is published yet another will have gone by before the RAC Rally of Great Britain in November. By that time the World Rally Championship will have been Italian clinched by Fiat, for after the Sanremo Rally the Italian team's points total was...

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Rally Review

Swedish Rally When a new car is rallied for the first time its manufacturers will already have put it through the most comprehensive test and development programme possible, for although a showroom car might be fine for normal use it is unlikely that it will be able to withstand the concentrated pounding of rallying. However, no matter how stringent the test sessions, it always seems that it...

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Road Impressions

The Fiat Strada 65 CL When I remarked recently that if we are being driven towards smaller-engined cars by the petrol situation this need not necessarily be dull, I might have had a Fiat Strada, or Ritmo, in mind! This new small-car will be dismissed either as too gimmicky or liked very much for its sheer individuality. This new generation Fiat hatchback is very ingenious in many practical...

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Rally Review

The Acropolis Rally There are eight qualifying events in the International Rally Championship for Constructors. The sixth of them was the Acropolis Rally organised by the Automobile and Touring Club of Greece during the last week in May. Prior to the Acropolis, Porsche was comfortably at the lead of the championship, Bjorn Waldegard having won three of the previous events in a 911S. Now, they are...

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Vintage miscellany

A reader is in desperate need of a 4.08-to-1 crown wheel or a complete axle for a 14/40 Delage. F. J. Gornall of Pilling, near Fleetwood, who died recently, was a pioneer carburetter designer who claimed to have built a car in 1890 and was the inventor of the vulcaniser. The Austin Twelve ice-cream van illustrated recently is a 1930 model and still in use. More hand-operated petrol pumps are...

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Road car news

Lost tango in Paris French showcase lacks a little of its usual fizz | by Andrew Frankel I’d like to tell you that this year’s biennial visit to the Paris Motor Show produced the usual wall-to-wall orgy of new models as manufacturers jostled to get their latest ideas in front of the media, but I can’t. It was a somewhat subdued affair, populated more by concepts and fresh iterations of existing...

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Historic racing news

Combe Classic is big hit Next year’s event already at the planning stage | by Paul Lawrence The Castle Combe Autumn Classic has been hailed as one of the best events at the Wiltshire track for many years, after the annual festival came of age in 2014. “I think that’s the best event we’ve run for a very long time,” said circuit marketing boss Rodney Gooch, for whom the October event was a pre-...



December 2019
Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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