Articles tagged Gran Turismo

Page 54 of May 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, May 2005

1000 Miglia -- Fitch came first ?

Jenks wasn't the only navigator in the 1955 Mille Miglia using pacenotes. John Fitch explains to Hartmut Lehbrink where the basic idea came from Stirling Moss's triumphant record-shattering lap from Brescia to Brescia deserves the limelight, the laurels and its special place in the history of the sport. But hardly less remarkable was John Fitch's fifth position in the same race. In a standard...

Page 14 of April 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, April 1953

On the road with the 1-1/4-litre M.G. Saloon

The Series YB M.G. saloon is an interesting and logical variant of the sports TD model from the famous Abingdon company. It is a relief to many to find in production a car in the older style, with headlamps unashamed to be seen, normal wings, and a radiator shell which, to those who find streamlined shapes unacceptable, makes this M.G. "look like a motor car." The attractive folder issued to...

Page 24 of May 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, May 1959

Two interesting speed hill-climbs

With the Continental racing season being late in starting, and the Editor covering the British National racing events, I took the opportunity to visit two out-of-the-way hill climbs during the month of March. Both are very well known in club circles, but have not warranted an official visit in preference to larger events, so always believing in combining business with pleasure I entered the...

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By E-Type To Monaco

A tough Continental test of the fastest model in the Jaguar range When the Jaguar E-type was announced at last year's Geneva Show it aroused World-wide admiration and was an immediate success. So naturally, everyone wanted to try it. But, apart from brief acquaintance with an early specimen down M1 it and up A5, we had to exhibit patience, partly because certain teething troubles required sorting...

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42nd TARGA FLORIO

Ferrari Wins But Porsche The Moral Victors PALERMO, SICILY, May 11th. WITH all the flap-doodle in Italy about racing on the public roads, the Sicilians were quick to profit from the suppression of the Mile Miglia and Vicenzo Florio and his organising committee did some valiant work in their efforts to hold the Targa Florio on its traditional mountain circuit. Not only were they successful but...

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The Reims Weekend

Ferrari Has a Clean Sweep Reims, July 13/14th. With the Grand Prix de l'A.C.F. being run at Rouen this year the organisers of the Reims circuit were left without a World Championship meeting for their high-speed circuit. As the B.P. fuel and oil company were sponsoring the meeting once again, with enormous prize money as last year, a veritable fiesta of speed and sport was laid on. So great is...

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The Motor Sport Road Test --- BMW 850i

Heavyweight Cruiser Launched last summer in LHD, fan-fared to Britons as a £59,500 replacement for the 6-series coupés at the September 1990 Motor Show, the BMW 850i is a 19.5-foot, one and three quarter ton, device. One for transporting two adults and two persons of restricted growth, wrapped in an uneasy cross between padded Jaguar V12 luxury and Porsche 928 potency. A German might see the BMW...

Page 21 of October 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, October 1954

Tour de France — Nice-to-Nice

In the world of pedal-cycle racing the Tour of France is recognised as the world's greatest event and all other forms of long-distance racing are reckoned to be mere practice runs in Preparation for the big event. If the Automobile Club de Nice continue to organise the Tour of France for cars as they have done over the past four years, then it is quite likely that the event will be placed as high...

Page 44 of November 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, November 1956

Tour de France, 1956

September 17th-23rd Some idea of the severity of the Tour of France can be assesed from the results of the General Classification, with the first three places taken by Marquis de Portago, Stirling Moss and Olivier Gendebien, the cars they used being Ferrari Europa 3-litre, Mercedes-Benz 300SL and Ferrari Europa, with another SL, Porsche Carrera, two Giulietta Sprint Veloce, and yet another...

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Continental notes

Since the Maserati factory withdrew from racing at the end of 1957 they have not been entirely inactive on the racing side but given financial encouragement by private owners they have continued to build racing engines and racing sports cars. Slowly but surely they are getting back into racing and at present are working away on the 2.8-litre four-cylinder car that has been showing good promise...

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