Articles tagged Italian Federation

Page 30 of August 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, August 1990

A Rarity

Last month brief mention was made of a demonstration run by 'Mike Sparken' in a Tipo 158/159 Alfa Romeo at the Vintage Sports Car Club's Silverstone meeting, and needless to say there was a lot more behind that simple statement of fact than was apparent. In the first place, unless my memory is playing me false, it was the first time an 'Alfetta' has been in action in Great Britain since 1951,...

Page 31 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, July 1998

In the beginning...

Veteran French journalist ‘Jabby’ Crombac hitched to Silverstone for that 1948 race, and has attended most of Britain’s GPs since. But while he rates the Northampton track as one of the best, it was very different then We are celebrating this year the Fiftieth anniversary of the British Grand Prix of the modem era, leaving aside the Brooklands races of 1926-27 and the Donington ones – on a proper...

Page 27 of March 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, March 1965

Continental notes

A number of readers have expressed surprise that I do not spend the winter months chasing the motor racing to warmer climates, going to Watkins Glen as soon as the European season finishes, and then on to Mexico, California, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Such a world tour would be quite feasible, and it need not finish in Australia, for on the way back to Europe one could take in...

Page 16 of March 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, March 1963

Continental Notes

At the end of this month Formula One racing will begin with a short race at Snetterton Airfield circuit, and the following three weekends will see European Grand Prix racing starting in earnest. The first weekend in April sees the Bruxelles G.P. on the Heysel circuit on the outskirts of the Belgian capital, Easter Monday sees the traditional round-the-houses Grand Prix at Pau, and the weekend...

Page 13 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, June 1965

THE 49th TARGA FLORIO

Ferrari Untouchable CLUDA, SICILY, May 9th. THERE are many ways of reporting the Targa Florio, and there are many ways of getting to Sicily. These days, the simple way is to fly direct to Palermo from London, Paris or wherever you may be, or you can drive to Naples on the autostrada and take an overnight boat to Palermo, with your car on the deck or in the hold, depending on its size, or you can...

Page 41 of May 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, May 1958

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...

Page 18 of September 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 1965

Races in Sicily

THE Automobile Club of Enna, the small town in the centre of Sicily, in the heart of the mountains, held their annual Speed Week in August. On the first week-end they held a Formula Two race, run in two heats and a final, the fastest ten cars in each heat taking part in the final. The following weekend saw a 500-kilometre race for large GT cars and the special Italian category for the LM Ferrari...

Page 35 of March 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1962

Continental notes

If all goes according to plan the European season of Grand Prix racing will start on March 11th with the Siracusa G.P. This well-known road-racing circuit in the far corner of Sicily is famous for many things, in particular the incredible Connaught victory in 1955, the terrific lap record set by Stirling Moss in the Vanwall in 1957, and the remarkable victory of Baghetti last year, when this...

Page 25 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, January 1979

The 1979 Season

Here we go again! On January 21st the 1979 Formula One season is due to start with the Argentine GP on the Buenos Aires Autodrorne, followed two weeks later by the Brazilian GP, this year back at Interlagos after a brief flirtation with the new Autodrome at Rio de Janeiro, which did not excite the Formula One followers as much as it excited the "holiday makers". After that it is the usual round...

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