Articles tagged Congress

Page 22 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1990

A Star in the Ascendant

Those who have followed the FISA saga through the winter may be aware that President Jean-Marie Balestre was given a ringing vote of confidence at the special meetings in March, the news coming just too late for our April edition. He received the unanimous support of the FIA's General Assembly for his handling of the Senna and Le Mans affaires during the winter, and a majority of 90% in a FISA...

Page 12 of December 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, December 1931

Driving in Fog.

Driving in Fog. AT the recent International Illumination Congress held at Cambridge, the fallacy of using a yellow light to improve penetration during fog was raised by The Automobile Association's representative, and unanimously supported. Fog contains minute droplets of water which act as lenses, consequently the more powerful the illumination, the greater is the reflection. Coloured rays...

Page 21 of January 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, January 1932

HOME-PRODUCED MOTOR SPIRIT.

HOME-PRODUCED MOTOR SPIRIT. THE motor industry will be interested in an announcement made by Sir Eric Hambro at a luncheon in Loudon, in honour of Cornraendatore Salerni, whose 14w Temperature Carbonisation system was declared at the World Fuel Congress at Pittsburgh to have proved successful. By this system, oils and motor fuel of the requisite quality can be produced from any bituminous coal...

Page 12 of January 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, January 1968

Continental Notes

Last month I touched on a revolution in France that could have disturbing effects on the rest of the sporting world. Fortunately reason prevailed and what started as a domestic affair remained so, and the rest of the world did not get directly involved. However, this French fuss brought to light certain weaknesses and notes of dissension in other countries, where tradition and apathy were,...

Page 72 of March 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, March 1986

A Defunct American Racetrack

In view of last month s article on the forlorn Miramas track in France and earlier references to American board -tracks it was especially interesting to receive a letter from Zachary Zniewski of Minneapolis about a one-lime race-track built on the site of what is now Minneapolis International Airport. Mr Zniewski says that this track was one of those built when land speculators in American cities...

Page 26 of April 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1952

Sideslips by "Baladeur"

Motoring historians have been relatively silent with, regard to the Grand Prix of 1909--for the fairly good reason that no Grand Prix was run in 1909. For all that, the 1909 Grand Prix, like many other things which never happened, does possess a history ; and not the least intriguing chapter of it concerns the meeting of delegates from the various national automobile clubs which took place on...

Page 46 of July 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, July 1972

Letter from Europe

[By means of which the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W.B., I was interested to read in last month's Motor Sport about the Moroccan Rally by G.P. and especially how the lone works Lancia beat complete teams from Citroën, Renault and Peugeot, for almost the same thing happened in the Targa Florio, which after all is virtually a rally...

Page 16 of January 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, January 1951

Chain chatter

by "CAR ROZZINO" Over the past season there have been three unsuccessful attempts at ultra-high speed on two-wheels, all with the object of setting up a new maximum speed record for motor-cycles. That all three have been unsuccessful was due to lack of knowledge of high-speed aerodynamics when applied, to a vehicle relying upon balance for its stability. Obviously the subject is a very vast one...

Page 84 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, September 1988

Speed Scare

Sir, On my recent visit to England for the VSCC and AMOC Silverstone meetings, I had a good chance to observe a fair amount of driving from both an econobox (a 1.6 Orion which was amazingly good) and a flatbed Mercedes carrying the Tipo B Alfa and towing a trailer with the Lotus. In both modes I was reminded how well most people drive and how well traffic gets along in the fast lane of the...

Page 21 of February 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, February 1969

Continental Notes

The 1969 Porsche racing programme will be concentrated on two major activities, long-distance sports/prototype racing and rallies, and for the first tune since 1963 Porsche factory cars will not be taking part in the European Mountain Hill-Climbs, though it would be no surprise to see one of the 1968 ultra-lightweight "Bergspyders" being run by a private owner. For the long-distance classic motor...

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