Articles tagged Charles Moran

Page 56 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, February 1994

An American at Le Mans

1929 was a good year for the American auto industry. And it was a good year for the Du Pont Motor Co, too. In its 10-year existence, only a few hundred cars had left the small, unpretentious factory, but they had established a reputation for quality and style which put the Du Pont name on a par with other American icons such as Lincoln, Stutz and even Duesenberg. Clients included Hollywood...

Page 22 of January 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1971

Continental Notes

Porsche plans In 1969 the firm of Porsche were putting as much effort into sportscar racing, both as regards money and materials, as the rest of the racing scene put together. It was an all-out effort to establish Porsche technical superiority as well as race winning and the objective was undoubtedly achieved, culminating in the production of 25 of the incredible 4-litre, 12-cylinder 917 models....

Page 40 of February 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, February 1992

Classic test

An honourable warrior If you set yourself up as a manufacturer and only built 30 or 40 cars, that might sound like something of a failure. But if eight of those were racing cars, and just three of those tallied five top-10 places at Le Mans, beat the best home opposition and won three-quarters of the races they entered — well, your name would have to be Briggs Cunningham. A fast driver himself in...

Page 26 of May 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, May 1971

Continental Notes

Spa-Francorchamps A remarkable official statement arrived from the FIA, which said "The CSI Bureau was informed by its Circuit and Safety Subcommittee of the circuit owners of Spa-Francorchamps' agreement to carry out a modernisation programme of three years, requiring a capital investment of approximately 18,000,000 Belgian francs. Major safety improvements will already be completed before the...

Page 27 of May 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 1928

RACING NEWS.

The Grand Prix de Juan-1es Puis. This extremely sporting race over the Garoupe circuit on the Riviera provided yet another victory for Bugatti, the successful driver this time being Chiron. The entry list was a good one, as it included nine Bugattis, six of which driven by the French ace Chiron, the Englishman W. G. Williams, Bret, Trutschler, Drefus, and Ceresato, actually started. After them...

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