Articles tagged Kraft

Page 88 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, June 2001

'The Mad Russian'

Bill Vulkovich was heading for a hat-trick of Indy 500 wins when his Offy roadster flipped end over end. The death of this enigmatic poor kid from California sent shock waves through the Paddock, because everybody wanted to be like him. But, says Joe Scalzo, there was only one Jan Opperman spring car rebel, flower child and holy roller Christian minister with magic roaring out of his ears — was a...

Page 58 of October 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, October 1961


WORLD SALES Sir, Recalling the advent of the Ford New Anglia, introduced by the childish and unprecedented method of biased comparison with the Volkswagen, I feel that the time has now arrived when the Ford publicity people's claims should be substantiated. Would it be possible, therefore, to publish the most recent figures available relating to as many export countries as possible of the sales...

Page 17 of February 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, February 1951


RUMBLINGS With the F.I.A. taking an interest in the possibility of gasturbine ears appearing in raves and the B.A.B.C. offering a substantial prize for a high-speed Goodwood Diesels demonstration by a car so powered, we are reminded that. the diesel-engined racing car, an intermediate type as it were, never got as far as its various sponsors hoped. 11. Indianapolis last year considerable...

Page 64 of February 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, February 2005

Faith, hype & tragedy

Ex-biker Swede Savage divided opinion: the Next Big Thing or an accident waiting to happen. He was killed at Indy in 1973. Joe Scalzo tells his story -- and reveals a startling driven-to-destruction parallel... Charisma kills. Nobody can know for certain but it seems likely that having the captivating and swashbuckling moniker Swede Savage helped lead to the former bike racer's death at...

Page 80 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, December 2004

Substance with style

Giuseppe Farina is rarely listed among the greats. He deserves more credit, says Mike Lawrence In 1950 Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina became Formula One's first world champion, yet he remains among the least known. In his day sportsmen were rarely interviewed, and besides, he was an intensely private person who hated even posing for photographs. In modern terms he was a sponsor's worst nightmare, yet...

Page 3 of May 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, May 1950

Matters of Moment

Progress We add our salutations to the very many already showered on the Rover Company in respect of their pioneer turbo-jet car. This Rover is a truly encouraging example of British enterprise, the more meritorious for the confident manner in which it was displayed to the Press and last month exhibited in New York. Pure sentimentality weds us to crankshafts and valves, to reciprocating allied to...

Page 36 of November 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, November 1948

Club News

Club News WE HEAR John Bellingham writes from Ottawa that a Naval type found a 1920 RollsRoyce "Silver Ghost" at Halifax and drove it the 6,000 miles to Vancouver and back with no other trouble than that caused by old tyres—apparently the car was hired to him for about a dollar a month I Bellingham inquires whether it is possible to "convert a Hudson to a Railton," as he has access to cheap...


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