Articles tagged Andre Boillot

Page 30 of December 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, December 1967

Vintage Postbag

The 1932 Bugatti-Peugeots Sir, At the risk of being shot by my publishers, I quote the following passage from my forthcoming book "Georges Roesch and the Invincible Talbot "; the month was June 1932 :— "In the motor-racing world it was to be a turbulent and uncomfortable month, full of cynical freaks of fortune: a quixotic canvas of stark blacks and whites, with more than a hint of midsummer...

Page 74 of January 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, January 2004

Touring circus

Races for pure road cars predate the more famous Le Mans and Spa 24-hour endurance events, as Bill Boddy reminds us The first touring car grand prix was held in 1922, one year before Le Mans founded its classic roundthe-clock sportscar contest. It was not a race to be underestimated, as it was organised by the world authority for motor racing and record-breaking, the Automobile Club de France,...

Page 7 of November 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, November 1947

Worthwhile Journey

The article by Mr. F. E. Ellis. describing his rebuilt 16-valve twin o.h. camshaft Aston-Martin, which we published in Motor Sport for June, 1947, aroused considerabIe interest, particularly on the part a Lt.-Col. Clive Gallop, who was intimately concerned in the evolution and development of these cars for the late Count Zhorowski and who drove one or them in the French G.P. of 1922. Accordingly...

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

WB miscellany

Peugeot's fine 4-litre While some luxury car makers were increasing the performance of their pre-war models by giving side-valve engines push-rod overhead valves, Peugeot decided to obviate poppet valves entirely with a complicated system that ignored all other solutions such as double or single-sleeve valves, slide valves, the crankcase-compression two-stroke, rotary valves or rotary engines; it...

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 24 of June 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, June 1968

Where Have All The Peugeots Gone?

The Editor attempts to trace the fate of some of the most significant Grand Prix cars of all time Those who know their motor racing history will not dispute the fact that the most significant Grand Prix cars technically were the Peugeots which were evolved by racing drivers Georges Boillot, Jules Goux, and Zuccarelli and the Swiss draughtsman Ernest Henry for the 1912 French G.P. and subsequent...

Page 45 of August 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, August 1952

Letters From Readers

N.B.-- Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them—Ed. The Citroen -- An American Appreciation. Sir, Several articles and letters have appeared in Motor Sport recently in praise of the Citroen car, but they have failed, I think, to give sufficient credit to the genius of the designer of this car. He did not invent the advanced...

Page 42 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 1985

Long-Life Racing Drivers

The best age for a racing driver is presumably somewhere between 18 and 30. I looked for some confirmation of this in Denis Jenkinson's erudite book "The Racing Driver" (Batsford, 1958) but all I found was the attitude to some drivers and riders to retirement. We know that there were people like C. Le Strange Metcalfe and Sir Francis Samuelson, Bt. drove racing cars when they were 70 and more...

Page 84 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, September 1999

The Greatest drivers of the century - a personal view

Part three of Mark Hughes' examination of the hundred greatest Grand Prix drivers from a century of motor racing features no fewer than ten of the twenty-seven Formula One World Champions and a smattering of pre-war stars with a string of achievements no less impressive. Part 3 (60-41) The story so far: 100 - Hans stuck Snr 99 - Rubens Barrichello 98 - Philippe Etancelin 97 - Albert Clement 96 -...

Page 66 of November 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, November 1992

Economy Peugeots

A Peugeot Talbot Motor Company hand-out citing the Peugeot 205 Diesel, which was launched in 1983, as the best-selling diesel-engined car in Britian, with 88,200 sold over the nine years of its existence, and claiming a fuel thirst of 72.4mpg from this lively little oil-burner, sparked off a recollection of pioneering by Peugeot in this field. As far back as early 1923 the Peugeot engineers were...

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