Articles tagged German Automobile Club

Page 19 of August 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, August 1970

Matters of Moment

• The New Minister The recently-convincingly-elected Conservative Government has appointed Mr. John Peyton, who motors in a BMC Mini and a Rover 3500 V8, as Minister of Transport. We have requested a personal interview with Mr. Peyton which he has been unable to grant, because he is too busy improving British transport. We cannot believe that he is unaware of the good the Press can do his image...

Page 45 of January 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, January 1934

HERE AND THERE

HERE AND THERE Mr. Percy Northey Retires. having worked for the Rolls-Royce Company for a period of 26 years, Mr. Percy Northey has retired at the end of 1933. Mr. Northey will continue to work in the interests of the company privately, and he will also be available in an advisory capacity. Whitney Straight, Ltd. The formed Whitney Straight which will operate four Maseratis on the continent next...

Page 52 of February 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, February 1997

The real Italian job

It was David versus Goliath when a Mini was entered against the Ferraris on the 1962 Targa Florio. And the tiny British car won fans all over Sicily. Bernard Cahier tells the tale When the 1962 Monte Carlo Rally took place, I asked Paddy Hopkirk, one of the works drivers, if he would be kind enough to bring me a kilo of fresh caviar since he was starting that year in Minsk. Paddy promised that he...

Page 14 of April 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, April 1931

Continental Notes and News

THE SPORT ABROAD. Continental Notes and News. WITH the coming of April the motor racing season may be said to open in earnest, and the first really big event of the Continental Feason, the Italian 1,000 Miles Race, is due to take place on the 11th and 12th of the month. The Alfa-Romeo firm, which has won the race for the last three years, is, of course, again going to make a big effort, and...

Page 44 of July 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, July 1931

Riley Motor Club's 24-Hour Trial.

Riley Motor Club's 24-Hour Trial. FOR their 24-hour trial in Wales on July 3rd and 4th--one of the most ambitious trials ever attempted by a club whose membership is limited to one make of car—the Riley Motor Club have already secured a record entry of seventy cars. Cars have been entered by Mr. Donald Healey, and by Mr. and. Mrs. Montague Johnstone whose Alpine " Sixes " (the only two British...

Page 26 of March 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1928

RACING NEWS ANOTHER GRAND PRIX ABONDED

RACI G ANOTHER GRAND PRIX ABANDONED. Last month we were comforting ourselves for the loss of the French Grand Prix with the thought of a racing car event on the Niirburg Ring. Now, however, we are faced with the news that this race will also be abandoned, owing to inadequate support. This in Germany is tantamount to saying that the organisers realized that the firm of Mercedes-Benz would not send...

Page 5 of March 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, March 2003

Obituary: Manfred von Brauchitsch

The last big name from Mercedes-Benz's brilliant pre-war driver line-up has died, aged 97. Manfred von Brauchitsch was perhaps the least talented of Alfred Neubauer's regular stars, but to be shaded by the likes of Rudolf Caracciola, and later Herrmann Lang, is not a sign of weakness. Not for nothing did Manfred appear on the debut of the Silver Arrows —winning the 1934 Eifelrennen — and still be...

Page 39 of July 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, July 1931

ITEMS OF INTEREST

ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM VARIOUS SOURCES European 10,000 Kilometre Trial. THE European 10,000 kilometre trial (May 22nd to June 6th inclusive), is organised by the German Automobile Club and covers practically every country in Southern and Central Europe. In the 2-litre class competitors had to cover some 408 miles each twenty-four hours. Under the best conditions when an average of 30 m.p.h. was...

Page 56 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, August 1973

Celebrating a Gordon Bennett Anniversary

"The true home of the motor-car is not in garage or workshop, showroom or factory, but on the open road. There it comes into its own, there it justifies itself, there it fulfils its true and appointed destiny."—A. B. Filson-Young in "The Complete Motorist" (Methuen, 1904). The 1903 Gordon Bennett race in Ireland was interesting, if not dramatic. Great Britain having, through the audacity of S. F...

Page 39 of September 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, September 1951

THE FIRST TO WEAR THE GREEN

THE FIRST TO WEAR THE GREEN A Review of Napier Racing Cars, 1900-1908 A. S. HEAL Coittigned from the Jane issue FIVE Napiers. three kVolseleys (designed by Herbert Austin) and three Darracqs (built. under lieenee in Glasg(w) were cut e-red for IIle 141in-dilating Trials held by the A.C.G.B.L. to select the British. team for the 1904 Gordon Bennett Cup raee. Mayltew's new " 100-lap. " Napier bent...

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