Articles tagged Bugatti

Page 17 of December 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, December 1945

Club News

We Hear J. Landsman is overhauling a 1935 T.E. Alvis "Crested Eagle" and seeks a suitable body for it, while Kenneth Neve hopes to find a 20-h.p. Rolls-Royce 2-seater mit dickey and is after a well-preserved "14/40" Delage. Lt.-Comdr. M. H. James, R.N., is getting his 9-ft. wheelbase, 100-m.p.h. Bentley — a 3-litre chassis with 4 1/2-litre engine — into good trim. J. Lowrey is having his well-...

Page 36 of July 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1934


THE 9th GRAND PRIX OF PICARDIE SENIOR EVENT WON BY BENOIT FALCHETTO (1VIASERATI) AND THE JUNIOR BY DECAROLI (BUGATTI). THE Grand Prix de Picardie, or as it is sometimes called, the Grand Prix de Peronne, resulted in a victory this year for Benoit Falchetto, driving a 3-litre single seater Maserati. The event for 1,500 c.c. cars went to Decaroli, at the wheel of a Bugatti. The smaller race took...

Page 101 of January 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, January 2004

WB and the 'fallen woman'

I feel I may have been a bit harsh in describing recently how cramped the back seat of a 'Chain Gang' Frazer Nash is when I had to share one with another passenger. I now remember an earlier ride in one of these sportscars when I occupied the rear seat in the body style known as the 'fallen woman', or 'African's belly'. This time I was alone, and it was not unduly uncomfortable, in spite of spare...

Page 8 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, December 1999


THE CAR AND THE CINEMA by a film fan rom the earliest days of the cinema the racing car has had obvious appeal for the producer. In his search for "thrill-making" material, speed was an easy choice, and the hero forced to make hairraising pursuits of the villain, sometimes on horseback, at times in an aeroplane, occasionally on a railway engine, and finally in a racing car. But silent films...

Page 109 of July 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 109, July 2005

Marcus Pye's Diary

  Authenticating a Lotus 23 with a real pedigree before making his pilgrimage to the Jim Clark Room at Duns Silverstone: Jim Clark put Colin Chapman's lightweight, agile Lotus 23 on the map at a stroke in June 1962 when, in a sensational debut, he thrashed the hulking Ferraris, Aston Martins and Porsches in the Nürburgring 1000Km. At least until he got woozy from fumes wafting from a split...

Page 49 of April 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, April 1933


RESULTS. Sports Cars. Up to 850 c.c. class. 1. E M. Clark, Austin (747 c.c.), 52.8 secs. 851-1,100 c.c. class. 1. S. W. Jackson, Riley (1,089 c.c.), 37.3 secs. 2. M. F. L. Falkner, Salmson (1,087 c.c.), 46.2 secs. 3. A. Vincent, Riley (1,089 c.c.), 46.3 secs. 1,101-1,500 c.c. class. I. P. F. Jucker, Fraser Nash (1,496 c.c.), 37.4 sees. 2. T. A. W. Thorpe, Frazer Nash (1,496 c.c.), 38.3 secs. 3. N...

Page 11 of August 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, August 1931


THE BELGIAN GRAND PRIX Victory for Bugatti in the race and in the Championship of Europe ; Alfa-Romeos occupy next three places. THE Belgian Grand l'rix, which was run for the usual 10-hour period over the Spa circuit on Sunday, 12th July, represented the final race for the 1931 Championship of Europe, which, as the result of the cancellation of the Spanish event, was to be decided on the results...

Page 69 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, September 1994

Slivers of history

I have received from the archives of the Rolls-Royce EC, through the thoughtful General Secretary, Peter Baines, some fascinating slivers of motor racing history. The story of how Sir Henry Royce investigated one of the 1914 GP Mercedes cars during WWI when designing the R-R Eagle aero-engine is well known, although with loose ends that may never be tied up. It is also known that Louis Coatalen...

Page 13 of October 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, October 1924


1. J. A. Porter (249 New Gerrard), Edinburgh, 311. 27 in. 47 S. =59..2 m.p.h. ; 2. J. A. Forsythe (249 Diamond), Belfast, 3 h. 37 M. 31 S. ; L. T. Gridland (249 Gloucester, 3 h. 58 in. 17.2/5 S. (16 started, 3 finished). 350 C.C. RACE (205 miles).-I. F. Andrews (344 New Imperial), Belfast, 3 h. 26 in. 35 S. =59.54 m.p.h. ; 2. W. Andrews (344 New Imperial), Belfast, 3 h. 35 tn. 47 S. ; 3. T....

Page 11 of October 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, October 1946

The Strang "500" Fastest at V.S.C.C. Prescott Meeting

Prescotties The Vintage S.C.C. made history at Prescott on August 31st, for a 500-c.c. class car beat all-comers, Strang's H.R.D.-engined Strang Special making f.t.d., in 54.88 sec. Second fastest was John Bolster, and third fastest was ex-Alta-mechanic Emery with the twin-blower, ex-Fitt HudsonSpecial. Much was expected of Allard's new four-carburetter, o.h. exhaust valve Allard, but it was only...



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