Articles tagged Alfa Romeo

Page 133 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 133, November 2014

From the archives with... Doug Nye

More vintage, less whine There was a time when being Formula 1 world champion seemed to mean so much more than today When I was first hooked on motor racing, what turned out to be a life-changing image was a magazine photo shown to me by my big brother, Rod. It depicted Reg Parnell in the works Alfa Romeo 158 at Silverstone. ‘Uncle Reg’ was crouched behind the steering wheel, muscular arms...

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Disappointments...

Personal disappointment relates to not having been sufficiently industrious in youth, to have studied things like workshop practice and simple welding etc, so that I could have worked on my cars and perhaps even built a special, and God not having endowed me with the qualities required for being a top-line racing driver… Thinking in terms of the many disappointments that have involved those who...

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The Grand Prix

A non-(championship) event As the 1984 Grand Prix season for the World Championships was not due to start until March 25th with the Brazilian GP, and all the important teams were ready and raring to go by the end of January, the FOCA supreme organised a non-championship race to give them a pre-season try-out. Unfortunately the only country prepared to take this non-event was behind the Iron...

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Multiple choice

Continuing a trilogy that chronicles key moments in the sport’s technical evolution, we look back at a race featuring the very best from France, Britain, Italy and America Writer Paul Fearnley Post-war emotion was still raw in France and Mercedes was neither welcome nor invited. It wouldn’t have won in any case. Hyperinflation in Germany, when added to that denial of top-rank European competition...

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1932 IN RETROSPECT

1932 IN RETROSPECT. A SUMMARY OF THE YEAR'S ACTIVITIES AND TENDENCIES By HAROLD NOCKOLDS IN spite of conditions of world economic depression motor racing in 1932 has enjoyed a more widespread popularity than in any year since the Great War. Prom the public point of view this can be accounted for to a certain extent by the apparent paradox that the less money people are earning, and the larger the...

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AN HISTORIC MONACO GRAND PRIX

AN HISTORIC MONACO GRAND PRIX ACHILLE VARZI (BUGATTI) AFTER A TENSE DUAL WITH NUVOLARI (ALFA ROMEO) WINS ONE OF THE MOST THRILLING RACES EVER KNOWN MONTE CARLO, Sunday Night. NEVER has there been a more thrilling race! For the whole distance, occupying nearly 3½, hours, the blue and the red, France and Italy, Varzi and Nuvolari, Bugatti and Alfa Romeo, have waged a battle that will live for ever...

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The South African Grand Prix

A pointless exercise Kyalami, Johannesburg, February 7th Notwithstanding the lack of support from Ferrari, Renault, Alfa Romeo and Talbot Ligier, the Formula One Constructors Association entered a total of nineteen drivers for this year's South African Grand Prix at Kyalami, although whether FISA will ever formally regard it as the first round of the FIA World Championship is hard to say. With no...

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Road cars

Alfa Romeo has announced the return of the Alfa Spider, to be built by Mazda in Hiroshima from 2015. Don’t be appalled. The car will be developed jointly by Alfa and Mazda over the next three years, the Mazda version being the new MX-5. Each will use their own engines, styling and set up, so all the joint venture will really ensure is that they’re built properly in a volume that makes sense for...

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Allen Alfasud 1600

Answer to a road tester's prayer Anyone who has ever read a reasonable selection of reports covering Alfa Romeo's FWD Alfasud will have experienced the impression of, "a very nice small car, perhaps the best of the breed ever produced, but lacks torque". It seems there is little else to criticise the car for in road-test use and I am supported in this by a 19,000-mile report of a Standard House...

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CHIRON'S FIRST VICTORY THIS YEAR

CIIRON'S FIRST VICTORY THIS YEAR The French Champion Wins the Marseilles G.P. at Miramas at the Wheel of a Monoposto" Alfa-Romeo. Baron De Walthausen Killed. LAST year'8 Marseilles. Grand Prix was a tremendous success from the financial point of view. The crowd turned up in tens Of thousands, and every one of them determined not to miss the 1933 race. This large attendance, of course, has the...

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