Articles tagged Balbo

Page 36 of June 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1938

EASY FOR MERCEDES-BENZ

EASY FOR MERCEDES-BENZ LANG WINS THE TRIPOLI GRAND PRIX FOR THE SECOND TIME ALL doubts as to whether the Mercedes-Benz were superior to the Delahayes were set at rest as a result of the Tripoli Grand Prix last month. After Dreyfus's win at Pau there were many who prophesied that the heavy fuel consumption of the German cars would prove their undoing in Grand Prix races this year, especially as...

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Small point, well made - Mercedes W165

When one Grand Prix changed rules to favour Italy's voiturettes, dominant Mercedes had an answer. Its 'mini' Silver Arrow only raced once and it has a perfect record BY ANDREW FRANKEL Of all the things I expected Mercedes-Benz to insist upon before it let me drive one of only two W165 Grand Prix cars in existence, and the only one that actually works, I can safely say 'you must not drive it too...

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Mercedes-Benz versus Auto-Union

Some of the most intensive racing ever as a prelude to war  [Continued from September issue. The 1935 Season] THE 1935 season opened with a bereavement for Mercédès-Benz, when Dr. Hans Nibel died of apoplexy at Stuttgart at the age of fifty-four. He had been with the house of Benz since 1904 and the design of the Mercédès-Benz racing-cars was now announced as his work. With the confirmation of...

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A road race won at 122.03 m.p.h.

Carocciola (Mercedes-Benz) wins the Tripoli G.P. by a narrow margin from Varzi (Auto-Union). The Bimotore Alfo-Romeos handicapped by tyres. 122.03 m.p.h. for 500 kilometres, including several pit stops! What an amazing race this Grand Prix of Tripoli is, with its fastest road-circuit in the world, magnificently constructed grand stands, vast crowds, and blazing sunshine. This year's race will...

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Book Review

"German Racing Cars and Drivers" by Gunther Molter. (190 pages. Floyd Clymer, 1268, S. Alvarado St., Los Angeles, 6, California. $2.) This book in some ways is rather a bombshell. We have been given an excellent insight into the pre-war Mercedes-Benz racing activities by George Monkhouse ("Motor Racing with Mercédès-Benz") and our Laurence Pomeroy has told in his classic work, "The Grand Prix Car...

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