Articles tagged Barth

Page 34 of December 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1996

Price Hockey

GT racing has developed to the point of controversy. Michael Cotton explains why the Porsche v McLaren battle goes deeper than the racetrack On the eve of its third anniversary, contemporary Grand Touring racing stands at a crossroads. Will it follow the usual path of progress and become more professional, ever more expensive and, ultimately, like Group C? Or will it remain a sport for wealthy...

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A.D.A.C. 1000 Kilometers, Nurburgring

Ferrari Win but Lola-Ford Fast Adenau, May 31st. The annual 1,000-kilometre race held on the Nurburgring this year celebrated its 10th anniversary, and did so with the largest entry imaginable, ranging from works Prototype Ferraris down to a 700-c.c. B.M.W. Special. While the race itself is of vast proportions, starting at 9 a.m, and going on until well after 4 p.m., during which time the leader...

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42nd TARGA FLORIO

Ferrari Wins But Porsche The Moral Victors PALERMO, SICILY, May 11th. WITH all the flap-doodle in Italy about racing on the public roads, the Sicilians were quick to profit from the suppression of the Mile Miglia and Vicenzo Florio and his organising committee did some valiant work in their efforts to hold the Targa Florio on its traditional mountain circuit. Not only were they successful but...

Page 44 of July 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, July 1956

The 1,000 Kilometres Race - Montlhery

Another Victory for Maserati Montlhery, June 10th. The 1,000 kilometre sports-car race, held at the Montlhery Autodrome, south of Paris, was the first real motor race to be held in France since the catastrophic event at Le Mans last year, and this may have accounted for the very strong entry it received. During the winter months the Autodrome underwent a face-lifting operation in which the pits...

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Stand-in delivers

A product of expedience, Porsche’s 936 won Le Mans three times. Strange, then, that it isn’t more revered… By Gary Watkins Think of your favourite Porsche Le Mans racer. Many would plump for the 917 or, just as likely, the 956/962. Relatively few would pick the car that is sandwiched between them in the lineage of Stuttgart sports-prototypes. Yet this car scored more victories in the Le Mans 24...

Page 29 of September 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, September 1961

The Solitude Grand Prix

Stuttgart, July, 23rd. Anyone who misses a race meeting at the A.D.A.C. Solitude circuit, between Stuttgart and the Autobahn, misses the chance of visiting one of the best circuits in Europe and of seeing the effects of motor racing being popular. The smooth and well-maintained circuit is 11.417 kilometres to the lap and contains every type of corner, climb, descent and straight that anyone could...

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XX Grosser Preis von Deutschland

Vanwalls strike back Adenau, August 3rd. In common with other organisers, the Automobile Club von Deutschland decided to reduce the German Grand Prix from its former powerful position down to a "milk-and-water" type of event by reducing the distance from 22 laps of the Nürburgring to 15 laps, a mere 342 kilometres, and as last year they ran a Formula II event in with the Grand Prix. To make the...

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The A.D.A.C. 1,000-Kilometre Race - Nurburgring

Moss the Absolute Master Adenau, June 7th. When the cars and drivers began arriving at the Nurburgring the day before practice commenced, the Eifel countryside was looking its best, bathed in warm sunshine, and even those people who hate the fantastic circuit and loathe the 1,000-kilometre sports-car race, could not help being in a good mood. As previous reports in Motor Sport have pointed out,...

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