Articles tagged Antonio Pucci

Page 171 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 171, December 2014

From the archives with Doug Nye

The Italian job offer Tony Vandervell chose to pass on this chance to buy a novel Grand Prix project that made big claims I could hardly believe my eyes. Flicking idly through an old Vanwall correspondence file, I have just found this long-buried gem. On July 18, 1955, Arialdo Ruggeri of the Scuderia Automobilistiche Milan, Via Mose Bianchi 71, Milan, Italy, wrote personally to Tony Vandervell of...

Page 40 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 2000

Targa Florio

It was more than a race: It was a passion, a passion so strong that it still burns today. Paul Fearnley is swept off his feet by it, 23 years after the final chequer. A straight. After the innumerable (832 if you really must know) twists and turns, it's a straight that sticks in my mind. Odd that. And it's not the four-mile, aching-aim-flexing, crotch strap-readjusting, gauge-checking blind out...

Page 19 of March 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, March 2013

Obituaries

Alex Moulton CBE One of a few engineers to become a household name, Dr Alex Moulton, who has died aged 92, was known to the public for his revolutionary small-wheeled bicycles, but his greatest impact was with his rubber suspension systems on the Mini and later BMC models. A born inventor, Moulton built a steam-powered GN in his teens and worked for the Sentinel steam lorry firm before taking an...

Page 33 of June 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, June 1973

Targa Florio

Surprise Porsche win After fifty-six editions of the arduous Targa Florio, Sicily's Piccolo Madonie road circuit hosted what was touted as being the very last race over the open roads early in May. Next year, the CSI have not allowed it to be included in the International Calendar, the powers that be having run out of events to get excited about banning, and thus been forced to turn their...

Page 62 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, November 1995

Petit Four

Despite not being produced entirely as it was conceived, the Porsche 904 proved to be a versatile competition car Almost by tradition, Porsche's sports racing cars were built with tubular frames. Hermann Ramelow designed the original tubular frame Porsche, the type 550, which first raced in 1953, as a complete departure from the type 356 production cars which were far too compromised to remain at...

Page 50 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, March 2004

An idea that snowballed

Ten years before the Lancia Stratos scored its first Monte Carlo win, a mid-engined supercar blasted through the Alps. Hartmut Lehbrink explains how a pure Porsche GT racer almost spoiled the Mini's party It was spur of the moment and it had a tinge of the impossible about it But it was to bear fruit. The Gran Premio Internacional de Turismo, Argentina's gruelling saloon car marathon held on...

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