Articles tagged Bernd Rosemeyer

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Lancia and De Virgilio, At the Center Geoffrey Goldberg When I drove a Lancia Aurelia I was astonished at how sophisticated it was. Much of the credit belongs to Francesco De Virgilio, a brilliant Lancia engineer whose career spanned wartime scout vehicles up to the LC2 GpC prototype. Engineers aren’t much in the spotlight, so it takes a book like this to illuminate the hidden genius of a man...

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A nation divided

Behind the shock and awe of era-defining Silver Arrows domination, tension festered in the wake of the Führer’s decision to split state funding between Mercedes and the new Auto UnionWriter Doug Nye Pre-war motor racing was well reported by the British weeklies The Motor and The Autocar, with Tom Moore and friends in Motor Sport having more time to get it right. Time reveals so much more – but...

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Nigel Roebuck

Spectacle trumps soundWizards of OzAndretti's concorde offer Back in the day it was my invariable habit, for final qualifying at Monte Carlo, to position myself immediately behind the guardrail somewhere close to the left-right entry to the swimming pool area. Then defined by solid masonry rather than white lines, it was a place that rewarded the bravest, as well as the most deft, and in 1985 I...

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Bill Boddy

More than a Merc demonstration Demonstartions of pre-war GP cars at present-day race meetings can be a big attraction. I've mentioned Tony Brooks and Peter Collins driving a W125 and a W154 Mercedes-Benz during the VSCC Oulton Park meeting of 1958. And in 2001 Auto Union displayed their resuscitated 1937- and 1938-type C and D cars at Donington; had the late Michele Alboreto, the Ferrari driver,...

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Auto-Unions for Goodwood Festival - plus Schumacher?

The sight and sound of Auto-Union grand Prix cars, experienced by so few since they were built in the '30s, is to provide an extraordinary centrepiece to the fifth Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 20-22. Only the boldest drivers, such as the incomparably brave Bernd Rosemeyer and Hans von Stuck, could tame the 200mph monsters, and it is possible that von Stuck's son Hans ex-Audi racer, former...

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Pescara

Reckon Nurburgring's Nordschleife was the longest track to host a World Championship Grand Prix? Wrong, as David Malsher explains Shielding my eyes against the sun, I gaze back along the straight Stretching to the horizon is a silver-black band of Tarmac spray-gunned with can and shrouded by converging lines of lamp-posts. I do an about-turn and, with the buildings much closer to the road in this...

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Saluting the youth at Goodwood

This year’s theme will bring together a rich variety of machinery in celebration of young talent Unless you have been living in a cave these past few years, you will be aware that every Goodwood Festival of Speed has a theme, a device to unite this diverse event under a meaningful banner. It works. This summer the Earl of March and his team have chosen a theme that will appeal to a great many...

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Hammer down

Not for sale Typical. After we went to press with last month's issue, news leaked that Bonhams' sale of the Williams team's reserve collection wasn't going to go ahead after all: the entire cache of racers and related memorabilia had been sold by private treaty to an unnamed collector. The auction, scheduled for December 14, saw a number of significant chassis set to go under the hammer....

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The GP that never was

The GP that never was THE ANNIVERSARY OF ME 1939 DONINGTON Grand Prix that was never held, because war had intervened, was remembered by a news item from the Donington GP Collection, reminding us that but for Hitler this important race would have been held on September 30th 1939. By August 20th Max Seiler, head of the Mercedes Benz racing organisation, had sent in entries for three of the 2962cc...

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Welcome back...

While Britain may not have Italy's happy knack of staging two Grands Prix every year, this country has certainly fared better than other European nations in recent times when it has come to organising secondary World Championship events. Even so, it is eight seasons since the UK hosted the last European Grand Prix. Quite a bit has happened since then. The man who won that race, at Brands Hatch on...

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