Articles tagged Alfieri Maserati

Page 117 of October 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, October 2014

Silverstone Classic

Huge grids, fantastic racing, big crowds and superb weather all pointed to the best edition of the Silverstone Classic so far. Tragically, an awful shadow was cast when Denis Welch lost his life after his Lotus 18 overturned in the HGPCA Pre-61 race on Sunday. Welch’s death was a stark reminder of the inherent risk in racing cars that are 50 years old – or more. Only the previous day Sid Hoole,...

Page 137 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 137, February 2014

One hundred and sweet sixteen

Maserati’s century of life has created some magnificent cars, notably the 16-cylinders One of the most celebrated of all great Maserati designs is the Sedici Cilindri – the 16-cylinder – campaigned by the always tiny Bologna factory from 1929 to 1934. It’s not the type’s fantastic success that has left it with legendary lustre – it’s more the sheer ‘WOW!’ factor of such a complicated box of...

Page 8 of March 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, March 2002

Maserati's Achilles Heel

Sir, Nigel Roebuck's interesting essay on Achille Varzi needs a little amplification. He suggests that Varzi moved from Alfa Romeo to Bugatti in 1931. He did indeed join Bugatti, but in late 1930, and from Maserati, not Alfa. In the middle of 1930, Varzi and Nuvolari were members of the Alfa team. They did not get on, and when Alfieri Maserati offered Varzi one of his new Type 26M cars for the...

Page 28 of February 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, February 1933

Bugatti Plans.

Bugatti Plans. Bugatti is definitely running a team, composed of Varzi, Williams, Dreyfus and Divo throughout the season. We are informed by no less an authority than M. Ettore Bugatti himself that the cars will be of 2.8 litres engine capacity, but he is unable as yet to divulge any further particulars, although these may be annum-iced any day now. The entry of two 5-litre unnamed cars for Le...

Page 64 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, December 1977

An Italian Designer

Sir, Some of your readers may be interested in the career of the Italian designer Giuseppe Coda who has recently celebrated his 94th birthday. His biography in the Biscaretti Museum, Turin, records that after qualifying at the technical institute in Biella he joined the Ernest Breda Locomotive Works in 1903. During the next seven years he worked successively for Stigler/Ascencori, lsotta...

Page 34 of July 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, July 1930

THE ROYAL GRAND PRIX OF ROME.

HE ROYAL GRAND PRIX E ARCANGELI WINNEI ON MASERA F all the races which are run nowadays the Royal Grand Prix of Rome approximates perhaps most nearly to the French Grand Prix races in their most flourishing days. It is an event for racing cars pure and simple, it is over a road circuit, which however, permits of higher speeds than are possible on the Sicilian circuit used for the Targa Florio,...

Page 15 of May 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 1932

THE MONACO GRAND PRIX

THE MONACO GRAND PRIX AN ALFA-ROMEO VICTORYUVOLARI'S BRILLIANT DRIVE. IN these hard times, when organisers of important motor-races are generally faced with the difficulty of securing sufficient entries, the Monaco Grand Prix comes as a refreshing reminder that motor-racing is far from showing signs of decline. Indeed, the entry list, which is by invitation only, was filled many weeks before the...

Page 30 of June 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 1927

RACING NEWS.

RACING NEWS. THE TARGA FLORIO. By OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. RESULT. I. Emilio Materassi (2-litre Bugatti), 7h. 35m. 55s. (ay. 44.15 m.p.h.). 2. Count Conelli (1 -litre Bugatti), 7h. 39m. 5s. 3. Alfieri Maserati (2-litre Maserati), 8h. lm. 36s. 4. Andre Boillet (4-litre Peugeot), 8h. 27m. 35s. 5. Palaccio (2-litre Bugatti), 8h. 33m. 52s. 6. Andre Dubonnet (2-litre Bugatti), 8h. 37m. 59s. WHEN the...

Page 53 of January 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, January 1992

Diatto

The Diatto has the considerable distinction of having been the fore-runner of the Maserati. Yet the first such cars were quite humble and rather ugly light cars, which were turned out by the engineering company of that name in Torino when it was not engaged in constructing railways. To this end Adolphe Clement was induced to join the Board and his Clément-Bayard cars were made under licence. It...

Page 14 of April 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, April 1932

British Entries for Alpine Trial.

British Entries for Alpine Trial. LAST year showed that British cars could compete successfully in, this event, the Invicta and Talbot performances being particularly good. The Riley team also gained much valuable experience, and will probably enter in force, while the new small Crossley is stated to be a candidate. The value of such an event to British overseas trade, as well as the useful...

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