Articles tagged Albert Guyot

Page 9 of May 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, May 1936

Continental Notes and News

Confirmenta._ Notes and. Newa Carratsch "Gets the Bird A or so before the Monaco Grand A week or so before the Monaco Grand Prix the Mercedes-Benz team went down to Monza for a final tune-up. The chief incident nearly resulted in an accident. Caracciola was travelling very fast on a back stretch of the course when a huge pheasant flew out of the trees right in his path. The bird struck the...

Page 19 of March 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, March 2005

15 minutes of fame -- Rolland-Pilain

San Sebastian Grand PrIx, 1923 The entry was hardly bursting at the seams. The Rolland-Pilains — entered for Albert Guyot and Victor Héméry — at the first San Sebastian Grand Prix faced a lone Ballot driven by a local amateur and a pair of Bignan sports models with four-seat bodies. But no matter, this Spanish race still counts as a GP victory and it would be the high water mark for the French...

Page 69 of February 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, February 1986

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

To Trail or not to Trail . . . A contemporary magazine has commented editorially on the VSCC's decision to penalise in future those competitors who bring cars to its trials on trailers by a matter of 10 points. It argues that the VCC does not so penalise pre-1918 cars going on trailers to its events (although on the Brighton Run, quite rightly, there is disqualification for those whose veterans...

Page 46 of July 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, July 1976

Mystery Millers

Sir, Inspired by the letter of Mark L. Dees (Motor Sport May 1976 page 497) concerning the "mystery Millers", which were in turn introduced by Erwin Tragatsch (Motor Sport, March 1976 page 256), I would like to put the following in discussion. The car in the photograph supplied by Mr. Tragatsch resembles a Guyot-Special. In his own book "Das Grosse Sport—und Rennuragenbuch"(Hallivag. Bern 1968,...

Page 49 of April 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, April 1975

Early Circuit Races

Sir, Further to Mr. Maycock's interesting observations on "the first circuit race ever", may I try to shed some more light on the subject? The Narrangansett Park track race outside Providence, Rhode Island, was held on September 7th, 1896, as a virtual sideshow attraction at the Rhode Island State Fair. A.H. Whiting drove the Riker electric to which Mr. Maycock refers, and reputedly he covered...

Page 16 of March 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, March 1930

GREAT RACING MARQUES

GREAT RACING MARQUES ROLLAND-P1LAIN. By E. K. H. KA RSLAKE. THOUGH many Rolland-Pilains are not perhaps seen in England, it is well known in France as a make of car which, while not having a very large production, makes an especial appeal to connoiseurs of motoring, which is still typical of some of the older French makes. The Rolland-Pilain has not had a succession of victories such as has...

Page 90 of February 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, February 2005

WB miscellany

From track to traffic I have previously recalled the excitement which the reappearance of ancient giant ex-racing and similar cars created when they began to run at VSCC meetings from 1936 on. During WWI such cars were commandeered for military service. It was rumoured that General von Hindenberg's staff car was one of the huge Benz touring versions of the racing Blitzen Benz, and Capt Malcolm...

Page 46 of March 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, March 1987

Unaccustomed Roles

In January we recalled how two racing drivers got unexpected opportunities to drive the very latest Grand Prix cars, when the regular drivers met trouble. The opposite extreme occurred during the 1912 French Grand Prix at Dieppe. M. Pilain had entered two Rolland-Pilains, with four cylinder 6.3-litre engines having four inclined valves per cylinder operated by an overhead camshaft, and chain...

Page 36 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1999

A CIRCUIT

A CIRCUIT F CIRCUITS CIRCUIT TOURS ARE NOT A NEW PHENOMENON FOR MOTORING SCRIBES. SOME 65 'YEARS AGO AN AUTOCAR REPORTER BORROWED AN MG FOR A 3000-MILE ODYSSEY BY BILL BODDY THE VISITS OF ANDREW FRANKEL. AND Matthew Franey to race circuits which have fallen wholly or partly into disuse 'Wow an Autocar journalistic tradition. A similar exploration was made forthe motoring weekly 65 years ago by...

Page 50 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, September 1976

Albert Guyot

Sir, The interesting letter of Mr. Ploeg finishes with an invitation to comment on its contents. In one respect I beg to disagree with him. Albert Guyot did not design the RollandPilain Grand Prix car of 1922. Several authors, Posthumus, Lurani and the team Hough-Frostick, when writing about the 8-cylinder 2-litre Rolland-Pilain, reveal Ingenieur Grillot as the designer of this car. Except for...

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