Articles tagged Clemente Biondetti

Page 116 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, July 2014

Three colours red

Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ferrari flew the flag for Italy with elegant style – and success. How they did it, so rapidly after the ravages of war, is a remarkable tale grounded in politics and passionWriter Richard Williams Alfa Romeo’s team of cherry-red Tipo 158s took the first three places in the inaugural round of the Formula 1 world championship at Silverstone on May 13, 1950, with Nino Farina...

Page 63 of August 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, August 1999

B. Bira: Siam's prince of racing

Prince Bira was much more than a royal with a penchant for racing: he was a gifted driver, a talented artist and the inspiration to a generation of privateer racers. By Robert Edwards To passers-by at Baron's Court underground station, two days before Christmas 1985, he was just an elderly man, but by his appearance not a local one. That he had seen better days was clear; that he had died from a...

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Jaguar XK120

The quintessential Jaguar – it looked the part, it had the performance and it spawned the C and D-types. Needless to say, the XK120’s legacy lives on By Richard Heseltine Time spent away from racing clearly hasn’t blunted his competitive edge. National racing legend Dave Coyne, the man who yo-yoed between junior formulae for much of the 1980s, was a surprise entry for July’s Silverstone Classic....

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Mille Miglia

You can follow the competitors around Italy but you'll have to drive fast to keep up, says Simon Taylor Mille Miglia — two magical words which sum up how much the Italians love their motorsport. For 30 years, between 1927 and '57, this flat-out road race from Brescia to Rome and back was watched by more than a million excitedly cheering people, who lined the thousand-mile route oblivious to the...

Page 3 of March 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, March 2000

Editorial

There seems to be considerable debate surrounding how much Jaguar should lean on its heritage during its foray into Formula One. There are those who think it scandalous that Jaguar's in Fl at all, particularly as it is at the expense of the house of Stewart and all it's achieved in the last 35 years. They say this is badge engineering at its worst as the cars will never go to Coventry. These...

Page 50 of January 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, January 2008

Argentina's other hero

Big, brawny and tough, José Froilán González beat compatriot Fangio to bag Ferrari’s first GP – and he’s still involved with cars By Tony Watson He’s one of Argentina’s living motor racing legends – well, sporting legends in general – but what always strikes one about José Froilán González is that he’s always been so approachable. No side to this man whatsoever; no wonder his friendship with Juan...

Page 49 of March 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, March 1989

Alfa Romeo 2900B

Vincitore di Mille Miglia As one of a handful of premier racing marques before the war, it behove Alfa Romeo's British distributor, Thomson & Taylor, to have a racing car to entice the public to its stand at the 1938 Motor Show. The car which the company sent from Italy could hardly have been more topical or more eye-catching — it was the 8C 2900 which had won the Mille Miglia that year in...

Page 71 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, April 1999

Sportscars

Increasingly F1's poor relation, sports car racing should be remember the halcyon days argues Gordon Cruickshank Nostalgia is an easy trap to fall into - particularly if you are part of a magazine team whose stock in trade is history. MOTOR SPORT centres on the past glories of motor racing, but that doesn't mean we are not aware of great racing today or dull racing past: the long-distance races...

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The show that won't stand still

Almost 60 years after our Founder Editor made a plea for a ‘Motoring Garden Party’, it’s uncanny how close the new rolling motor show takes the Festival of Speed to WB’s dreamBy Rob Widdows Motor Sport, November 1952. Bill Boddy writes…“Practically every form of motoring competition and social now has its following and it is exceedingly difficult for organisers to think up anything original. We...

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Avant garda

1949: Circuito del Garda Once upon a time, Sir Stirling Moss was just a young talent trying to establish his name in Europe. The day he did it, he did it for Cooper, too, as David Malsher describes Contrary to popular belief, Grand Prix racing's post-war rear-engined revolution did not start at Buenos Aires in 1958, courtesy of Stirling Moss and Cooper. There, this combination were underlining...

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