Articles tagged V12 Auto Union

Page 93 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, July 2014

A nation divided

Behind the shock and awe of era-defining Silver Arrows domination, tension festered in the wake of the Führer’s decision to split state funding between Mercedes and the new Auto UnionWriter Doug Nye Pre-war motor racing was well reported by the British weeklies The Motor and The Autocar, with Tom Moore and friends in Motor Sport having more time to get it right. Time reveals so much more – but...

Page 101 of October 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, October 2005

Simon Taylor's Notebook

Promoting our type of motorsport to a new audience, without cheapening it, is vital to its long-term health I make no apology for returning to the subject of Shelsley Walsh, which featured on this page a couple of months back. The centennial meeting at the hallowed Worcestershire hill is covered elsewhere in this issue, but as an unashamed lover of the place I have to add a couple of comments....

Page 21 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, February 1989

Letter to readers

Vans! Dear Reader, The first time I saw a racing car being unloaded from a van in the paddock for a Speed Trial, I was fascinated, because up to that time racing cars were things I had only seen in photographs, racing on circuits. It had never occurred to me to consider how the racing car got to the circuit. Vans with the name of a well-known tuning establishment, or racing driver, on the side...

Page 48 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, September 1986

The GP Benz Tropfenwagen

I was reminded of this rare and unusual racing car when I saw, in the hand-out about Audi Motorsport's very enjoyable day at Shelsley Walsh, when Neil Corner ran his V12 Auto Union, the comment that these fabulous pre-war GP Auto Unions were "the forerunner of all modern F1 designs."   It is always a dicey thing to ascribe "firsts" to any one car, unless all the facts are at one's type-writing...

Page 128 of July 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 128, July 2009

The ghosts of Reims

An opportunity to run an Auto Union V12 at the French circuit triggered a nostalgia trip Iguess it happens to all enthusiasts. When you have a memory jam-packed with motor sporting stories, sights and sounds – both experienced first-hand and absorbed over years of reading and listening to our forebears – there are times when it doesn’t take much to trigger a brainstorm of nostalgia, and sometimes...

Page 105 of June 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 105, June 1998

Nigel Corner

Growing up among some great racing cars, a racing career was no surprise. But he wasn’t always keen… Not many people can boast their first car was a Bugatti, but as the son of Neil Corner, Nigel Corner was immersed in fine old machines almost from the cradle. The Bugatti was a Type 52, the miniature electric racer, which the young Corner learned to pilot around the house. Today he has followed...

Page 68 of October 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, October 1986

Fragments on forgottten makes No 71: The New British

Readers of Motor Sport  are very co-operative in keeping me in touch with odd items of motoring history which appear from time to time in unexpected places. Thus we were recently sent a cutting from a paper with the splendid title of the Black Country Bugle dealing with the short-lived New British light-car. The paper had devoted nearly a page to this forgotten car but its Editor generously gave...


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