Articles tagged V16 Auto Union

Page 80 of September 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, September 2011

Small point, well made - Mercedes W165

When one Grand Prix changed rules to favour Italy's voiturettes, dominant Mercedes had an answer. Its 'mini' Silver Arrow only raced once and it has a perfect record BY ANDREW FRANKEL Of all the things I expected Mercedes-Benz to insist upon before it let me drive one of only two W165 Grand Prix cars in existence, and the only one that actually works, I can safely say 'you must not drive it too...

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MIDLAND AC: THE FIRST 100 YEARS

MIDLAND AC: THE FIRST 100 YEARS The Midland Automobile Club was formed on January 11, 1901 — the first to be affiliated to the Automobile Club of Great Britain, and the oldest recognised by the MSA. It held its first competitive event later that year on Gorcott Hill, near Alcester. It is with Shelsley, however, the world's oldest continuous motorsport venue, that the club has become synonymous,...

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Historic Grand Prix Cars

THE Auto Union racing car was built in two basic forms, the 16-cylinder C-type which can through the 1934-1937 Grand Prix Formula and the 12-cylinder D-type which ran in 1938 and 1939 to the Formula of those years. It is the D-type Auto Union which concerns us this month. The Formula put a limit of 3,000 c.c. (3-litres) on supercharged engines and Dr. Porsche and the Auto Union engineers settled...

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Maintaining the image

Bernie Ecclestone is a hard man. Such is conventional wisdom. Over the years one has heard so many anecdotes and experienced so much to confirm that view. He has described himself as being “an independent bastard”. Many others have omitted the adjective. Sometimes he has undoubtedly worked quite hard to present himself as absolutely diamond-hard, tough by nature, tough by deed, ever-ready to...

Page 37 of February 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, February 1990

Maserati V8 RI - Part Two

Maserati V8 RI Part Two LAST month we left all four V8 RI Maserati Grand Prix cars in the United States of America. They had proved totally uncompetitive in Grand Prix racing, unable to match the challenge of the W25 Mercedes-Benz and the V16 Auto Union, either in maximum speed or general performance. The two Frenchowned cars, that of Philippe Etancelin (4503) and "Raph" (4504) had taken part in...

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Return to splendour

The announcement that the VSCC hopes to have an Auto Union actually racing at its Richard Seaman Trophies Meeting at that so appropriate circuit Donington Park, is exciting news which should draw in the spectators. The car is one of the D-type Auto-Unions found in the USSR by Mr and Mrs Karassik, and bought recently by a new owner, after restoration by Crosthwaite & Gardiner in 1993. It would...

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The Klausenpass

In its day The Klausenrennen was the longest toughest mountain-climb of them all. Andrew Frankel journeys to Switzerland to find a forgotten gem. You will be forgiven for never having heard of this place and forgiven too for wondering why a site which has never even held a race should be included in this series, particularly when its last serious stab at international motorsport was more than...

Page 15 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, July 1997

Premier restoration

Sir, I first saw the ex-Muller V16 Auto Union in 1990 at the Riga Automobile Museum, and its bizarre history was recounted to me by the Museum's director, Viktors Kulbergs. This 1938 car was one of several seized in 1945 from Auto Union's Zwickau factory by invading Red Army troops and sent back to Moscow by train as booty. These cars were broken up one by one over the years until only this one...

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Classic Racing Engines

by Karl Ludvigsen ISBN: 1 85960 649 Published by Haynes Publishing, £25 A book devoted to the technicalities of 50 significant racing engines from the early 1900s to the present day is a departure from the Ludvigsen driver biographies to which we have become accustomed. This book charts the development of the major grand prix and sportscar powerplants that have shaped the sport, and helps...

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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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