Articles tagged Caracciola

Page 42 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, September 1991

Road Test -- BMW 325i

World Class Leader When BMW were faced with replacing the two boxy generations of 3-series that had served from 1975 to 1990, with over 3.5 million sales, they knew their largest volume seller demanded a brand new body. Gone are the upright lines and air of quality that was the envy of the non-Mercedes manufacturing World: in came the aero generation 3-series, plastics to the fore. The result was...

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EUROPE'S FASTEST ROAD RACE

EUROPE'S FASTEST ROAD RACE MULLER (AUTO-UNION) WINS FRENCH GRAND PRIX, BRITISH DEBACLE IN 1,500 c.c. RACE. TERRIFIC speeds in the French Grand Prix thrilled a huge crowd at Rheims, where the triangular road circuit is now the fastest in Europe. Indeed, the speeds reached this year at Rheims almost vied with those in the Tripoli Grand Prix, in spite of three sharp corners on the French circuit....

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Ersatz heroes?

Under this heading in the daily paper for which she writes, Mrs. Kay Petre had an article some time ago, which we consider to be in distinctly bad taste. She suggested that the German racing drivers might need all the "glitter and glamour" of the race-course to inspire them to death-defying deeds, and that they might find fighting for the Fatherland in the air, in U-boats, or awaiting zero hour...

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Heil, Seaman! Heil, Mercedes!

British driver’s great victory in the German Grand Prix. Sensational fire in the pits For the first time in fifteen years, a British driver has won the laurels in a full-scale Grand Prix race. Capping all his previous exploits, Richard Seaman, with a Mercedes-Benz, defeated the cream of Europe's drivers in the German Grand Prix on July 24th at the Nürburg Ring. Seaman's victory was due to that...

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RACING AT THE NURBURG RING

ROSEMEYER'S MAGNIFICENT VICTORY OVER THE MERCEDES-BENZ TEAM. WINS BY 50 SECONDS OVER CARACCIOLA. A. F. P. FANE MAKES NEW LAP SPEED RECORD FOR SPORTSCARS, IN FRAZER-NASH B.M.W. RACING AT THE NURBURG RING The Eifelrennen at Nurburg Ring in June was remarkable for three things. First of all it was a fine day, after the rain and fog of previous years. Then Berndt Rosemeyer drove probably the finest...

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REFLECTIONS ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN GRAND PRIX

A GRAND PRIX has been held in South Africa since 1934, but in those days it was rather a local affair run on handicap; however, it always attracted a few European drivers as it was held at the end of the year in Europe's mid-winter, which is Africa's mid-summer. It was not until 1962 that the race achieved World Championship status, the race being run on the traditional East London circuit, which...

Page 64 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 1995

Reader's Letters

Africa revisited Sir, Mr Victor Bryant has raised some objections to my piece on the 1939 Tripoli GP (April). He is correct in saying that Nuvolari, not Lang, won the 1939 Yugoslav GP — I misread my notes. A different matter is my including the Tripoli GP in the European Championship; that was industrial strength brain-fade. The question as to who was the more successful driver, Caracciola or...

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Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters Still More About Mercedes A few controversial points have arisen from the article "More About Mercedes" in our issue of last December. It might have seemed that pure benzole fuel would not have been permitted at Le Mans in 1930 in the days when this race was for sports-cars much closer to those you could buy than is the case today. In fact, this was one of the...

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CONAN DOYLE'S "MERC."

CONAN DOYLE'S " MERC." Sir, Thank you for drawing my attention to Mr. Condor's letter regarding my advert. for my S.S.K.L. Mercedes-Benz. Mr. Condor is perfectly right in correcting the errors in dates concerning the races which Caracciola won driving the sister car to my machine. One of the greatest successes achieved by this model was when Caracciola won the 1930 Avus race, averaging 119 m.p.h...

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Alfa Romeo and Maserati

Sir, Further to my letter which appeared in the April issue, and to Mr. Rivers Fletcher's letter in the June issue. Mr. Rivers Fletcher can accept my assurance that Caracciola drove the same SSK at the Shelsley Walsh meeting on July 12th 1930 as he did in the Irish GP a week later. During a recent visit to Ireland I checked the Autocar and Motor reports of that Shelsley meeting and both publish...

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