Articles tagged Albert

Page 86 of June 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, June 2014

Lunch With... Dr Wolfgang Ullrich

Synonymous with Audi’s success in touring car and endurance racing, he’ll be chasing the company’s 13th Le Mans win in 15 years this June Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Being a racer, and being a winner, takes many forms. The man in the cockpit climbs onto the podium and sprays the champagne, and he gets most of the glory. But without the serried ranks lined up behind him who...

Page 20 of January 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 1941

On something in English tradition

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." — the prime minister, of the R.A.F. fighter pilots, 1940 THE firm of Rolls-Royce Ltd. is, perhaps, the most famous in the whole Motor Industry; indeed, it is so well known, and so highly respected, as to be virtually an institution. This was the case in the days before the last war with Germany, but it can fairly safely...

Page 74 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, November 1995

Cars in books

Richard Hough's very complete and detailed account of the life of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma, Edwina, published by Weidenfield & Nicholson in 1983, it was a welcome surprise to find a photograph of the Countess in her bull-nose Morris Cowley, complete with coconut running-board mat, battery box, bulb-horn, and with its scuttle ventilator open, at the Cowes Regatta in 1926, Edwina...

Page 45 of January 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, January 1985

Veteran edwardian vintage

A section devoted to old car matters The Motor Mountaineer Some people think sheer motoring bliss is extending a good car on a long ruler-straight road or German autobahn, or taking it as quickly as skill will allow round a race-circuit. Others may prefer to test their driving prowess and the abilities of a car by taking it into the hills and mountains. A motorist of the latter class was the late...

Page 14 of July 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, July 1952

Emphasis on sports cars

Two Jaguar X120 engined "Specials," Oscar Moore's HWM-Jaguar and EP Scragg's Alta Jaguar. One of the more interesting and potent "specials" to appear in this year's sports-car and club races has been Oscar Moore's HWM-Jaguar. Its successes are rather too numerous to detail, but it will be recalled that at the last BARC Members' Meeting at Goodwood, Moore won a scratch race at 74.61 mph, and was...

Page 34 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1994

Enzo Ferrari's right-hand woman

In the tightly-knit world of F1 everyone knows who Brenda Vernor is: from 1978 until his death in 1988, this native of Croydon was Enzo Ferrari's right-hand woman as well as 'mother figure' to the racing team . . . We recently had the chance to reminisce with her. Enzo Ferrari has always been regarded as an institution in Italy. In fact, someone once suggested that first comes the Pope, then...

Page 63 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, February 1979

They Believed In Ghosts

Some years ago I enjoyed myself in these columns comparing the top-cars that were available to wealthy purchasers after the Kaiser war ended in 1918. It was apparent that on paper the short-lived Leyland of Parry Thomas, the first British production car to have a straight-eight engine, was the most desirable car, that the new "aeroplane-type" cars with their overhead-camshaft engines, offered by...

Page 39 of March 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, March 1934

Continental Notes

Continental Notes Etancelin Prepares. ONE of the very first of the 1934 3 litre Maseratis was supplied to the well known French driver, Philippe Etancelin. Leaving no stone unturned in his preparations for the forthcoming Grand Prix season, Etancelin has taken the car to Montlhery, where he was to be seen last month on the road circuit. His purpose is to get the car tuned to concert pitch well...

Page 4 of July 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, July 2000

Monaco welcomes back historic racers

The highlight of the second Grand Prix historique de Monaco was when Ferrari's 1955 Super Squalo finally came good, with Martin Stretton triumphing in the Pre-'61 GP car feature. Stretton grabbed pole from Alain de Cadenet's Connaught and Nigel Corner in Fangio's 1957 race-winning Maserati. Stretton and Corner enjoyed a titanic struggle the only real lead battle all weekend until Corner's gearbox...

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Double memorial unveiled at Zandvoort

Family and comrades assemble in Holland to commemorate Roger Williamson and Piers Courage The names of Piers Courage and Roger Williamson have always been linked in the minds of racing enthusiasts – an inevitable result of the eerily similar nature of the fiery accidents that claimed their lives on the same stretch of the Zandvoort track, just three years apart. That connection has now been...

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