Articles tagged German police

Page 34 of January 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, January 1987

Not for the Faint-hearted

How do you fancy a trip to Osterreichring and the Austrian Grand Prix?", came a voice down the phone. "Well, I'm terribly busy at the moment what with this and that," was the best I could do for a rather feeble excuse. "How do you fancy a trip to the Osterreichring and the Austrian Grand Prix behind the wheel of a Ferrari 308 GTO and a BMW M1?", came the voice again. "When do we go?" was my...

Page 65 of September 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, September 1993

Mercedes memories

An Editorial in a contemporary about Denis Jenkinson's one-time Giro di Hampshire, in the carefree 1950s, using my road-test cars in the dead of night, recalls some memories. The gullwing 300SL Mercedes-Benz he upended we had taken on test down to Land's End, averaging better than 56 mph over roads covered in places with snow and with many lorries to pass, and including a stop for petrol. From...

Page 47 of July 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, July 1966

Miniatures News

The advent of a new Corgi "Classic" is always enthralling and their latest in this series, a remarkably detailed 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost with many-windowed Barker Pullman limousine body, is outstanding. Measuring 4 in. in length, this little model is finished in silver and is detailed even to the extent of different-sized wheels front and rear with artillery spokes and rows of retaining...

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 29 of September 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, September 1971

Letter from Europe

[By means of which the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W.B., Last month I mentioned how European high speed motoring can suddenly come to a grinding halt due to someone doing something stupid on an Autobahn, like the occasion when I sat in a solid traffic block for three hours because a VW had tangled with an articulated oil tanker....

Page 57 of August 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, August 2010

The first of March

It's spent decades hanging on a wall, but now the first-ever March Grand Prix car is to run again - 40 years after one lucky journalist got to test drive it at Silverstone... It was like bumping into an old flame. Forty years ago, in our distant youth, we'd shared just one dance. In the intervening decades we'd both moved on; inevitably, we were both showing our age. I never meant a thing to her...

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