Articles tagged Alessandro Cagno

Page 56 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, March 2004

An island race

Bill Boddy recounts the growth of the Targa Florio from one man's dream to everybody's idea of a road race adventure The early Targa Florios have had their place in motor racing history obscured by European grands prix. That's a shame, because this daunting event was perhaps the greatest road race of them all. The low average winning speeds of these grim contests over the Sicilian mountains and...

Page 116 of September 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, September 2000

Fiat quits motor racing

If the above heading had appeared in 1926 it would have been topical. For that was when the great Turin company gave up motor racing. It was a shock to those who knew of Fiat's early victories and how they had won all three important races in 1907 and sent to Brooklands a car which vanquished S F Edge's Napier in the Match Race he had promoted. Much more recently, they had won the 1922 French GP...

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 88 of April 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, April 2006

Wheel to wheel - The month in historic motorsport

Big boost for GP Masters French GP support in 2006; Amon F1 car to race again; historic super-series for '07 The Grand Prix Masters movement will provide the grid for a classic Formula One race run in support of the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours on July 15/16. The race, which will run in two parts for up-to-1978 3-litre cars, marks a celebration of 100 years of grand prix racing by the FFSA,...

Page 134 of June 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 134, June 2012

A Grand Prix survivor

The famous 1908 Itala, liberated from decay in a pub shed in the 1930s by an RAF pilot, comes up for auction in its 104th year On Sunday, May 17,1936 the infant Vintage Sports Car Club ran a speed trial at Aston Clinton which is memorable for the fact that it included an Edwardian class which was won by a serving Royal Air Force officer named John Pole – driving the “12-litre 1908 Grand Prix...

Page 26 of December 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, December 1969

Fiat of Turin Reply

[Last month's article "Two Fiat 'Firsts' and a Fiat Failure" has aroused much interest, as this month's Vintage Postbag (pages 1334 and 1336) confirms.Fiat's Centro Storico has done some useful research on the subjects raised by this article, a translation of which we publish herewith. It is unusual for manufacturers to take so much interest in history and encouraging that Fiat has done so. It...

Page 52 of December 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, December 2010

Lap of the Godfathers

Aristocrat Vincenzo Florio created it, local hero Nino Vaccarella made it his own. Return to the roads of the Targa Florio today and the echoes they created live on – even above the bark of a modern Ferrari V8 "I’ll give you the same tip I gave to Jacky Ickx in 1973 when he was driving the Targa for the first time, in the Ferrari 312P,” says the voice on the end of the phone. “I told him ‘This is...


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