Articles tagged Gran Turismo

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Giro Di Sicilia

Palermo, April 5th. The island of Sicily is not big by European standards, but in spite of this the motoring activity is enormous and the Tour Of Sicily, for touring and sports cars, held on Sunday, April 4th, began a very full calendar of events. The Tour of Sicily is run on the same lines as the infamous Mille Miglia, which is to say that competitors start at minute intervals and cover one lap...

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1st Gran Premio of the Monza Lottery

A fierce G.T. race Monza, June 28th Every year in Italy for some time now a grand National Lottery is held all over the country, rather like the Irish Sweep and the result is joined in with a big motor race at Monza at the end of June. At first it was the Supercortemaggiore sports-car race that varied as to capacity limits each year, and then it was the Monza 500-mile track race for two years....

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XXII 1000 Miglia

Stirling Moss Makes History with a Decisive Win for Mercedes Benz Brescia, May 1st. The fabulous Italian sports-car race, the Mille Miglia, took place over the weekend of April 30th-May 1st, but preparations for the event began many months before, not only amongst the big firms whose aim was an outright win, but also amongst all the various classes, for the XXII Mille Miglia contained 14...

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44th Targa Florio

A Porsche day Palermo, Sicily, May 8th. After carrying on the traditions of his uncle, the one and only Vicenzo Florio, so successfully last year, Vicenzo Paladino once again took on the responsibility of organising the Targa Florio, the forty-fourth in the series. From first sight the list of 77 entries looked as though a straight fight between Ferrari and Porsche would ensue, for both factories...

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Les Vingt-Quatre Heures Du Mans

A REVIEW Le Mans (Sarthe), June 23rd. This year the Le Mans 24-hour race returned to its normal status of counting towards the Manufacturers' Championship for Sports Cars, because the Automobile Club de l'Ouest wisely decided to drop the limitations on fuel consumption and engine capacity, that they imposed last year. As a result all the important manufacturers entered strong teams of cars and...

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Sports Cars at Spa

Ferrari Defeated by Tyre Trouble After the cancellation of the Belgian Grand Prix, the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium realised what a waste of a good circuit this cancellation was causing, and subsequently organised a race for sports cars over a duration of three hours. In many respects this resulted in a repetition of the meeting organised by the Spa Club back in May, when Aston Martin cleaned...

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The 44th Grand Prix de l'ACF

IF any spectator has the feeling that he is being starved of motor racing then he should pay a visit to Reims at the time of the French Grand Prix. This year there was a 12-Hour race for Gran Turismo cars, a 30-lap race for Formula 2 cars and a 50-lap race for Formula 1 cars, the last event being the 44th French Grand Prix and being France's contribution to the World Championship series....

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Extra Special Special The Dowson Lightweight, which dominates the up-to-750-c.c. racing class at present-day sprint events, is such a beautifully made and designed "special" and motors so well that lots of people have asked us what it is all about. Well, it actually appeared way back in 1937 and was designed by Alec Issigonis — it is pleasing that he shares the driving of it with its owner, J. M...

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Monza 1,000 Kilometres

Team Gulf win another race Monza, Italy, April 25th. The Automobile Club of Milan received an impressive entry of 75 cars for the 1,000-kilometre race over 100 laps of the combined Monza road circuit and banked track, with speeds on the concrete bankings being kept down by chicanes at the start of each banking which brought the cars down to first gear. After the ravages of two afternoons of...

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Continental notes

Italy really did get itself into an unhappy state over real motor racing, but after the initial ban on all events on other than closed tracks, such as Monza, there are signs of common sense prevailing and normality returning. In Sicily things were quite healthy for the Siracusa race took place on the usual road circuit and the Targa Florio has been reinstated as a World Championship event, while...



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