Articles tagged Clemente Biondetti

Page 50 of May 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, May 2005

1000 Miglia -- Stress rehearsal

Before his Mille Miglia partnership with Jenks, Moss made three unsuccessful attempts on the race with Jaguar. In 1952 Norman Dewis sat beside him in a C-type: now he looks back with Paul Fearnley Mercedes had been practising for months: old lags Rudolf Caracciola and Hermann Lang and new boy Karl Kling had completed the 1000 mile lap 10 times each, running back and forth over its trickier...

Page 17 of April 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, April 1949

Britain is Supreme in International Motor-Cycle Racing

C. Posthumus reminds us that Britain is Supreme in International Motor-Cycle Racing A survey of our past and present success in the Two-Wheeler Field, in which, for example, since the Kaiser War British motor-cycles have won the 500-c.c. French Grand Prix no fewer than sixteen times. In search of a distinctive British motor-racing feat, we can quote Segrave's victory with the Sunbeam in the 1923...

Page 14 of May 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, May 1937

Continental Notes and News

By OUR CONTINENTAL CORRESPONDENT HOW THEY WILL LINE UP Most of the manufacturers and Scuderias have completed their teams for the coming season, and we are now able to take stock of the position. One or two well known drivers are still disengaged, but it is generally agreed that the constitution of the various teams will be as follows: Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz: 1, Rudolf Caracciola; 2, Herman...

Page 88 of January 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, January 2004

Track test - Mugello

Sicily’s Targa Florio had a considerably faster, more mountainous cousin over on the mainland. Paul Fearnley scales the Futa Pass – and much more Photography by Malcolm Griffiths/LAT Tazio Nuvolari competed here just once. He didn’t know the circuit and had little time in which to practise. His car was not the fastest in the race... Stop. I know what you're thinking — but this time there was no...

Page 72 of June 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, June 1975

A living Legend

A nostalgic look at the Mille Miglia circuit Twenty years ago, on May 1st, 1955, Stirling Moss became the only British driver ever to win the Mille Miglia open-road race round Italy. This tremendous demonstration of race driving was seen at close quarters by only one person, Motor Sport's Continental Correspondent Denis Jenkinson, who sat alongside Moss in the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR during that...

Page 126 of May 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 126, May 2008

Jaguar XK120

It was the car that put Jaguar on the map internationally with a new benchmark of performance for price. It was also a car of stunning beauty, and it’s still turning heads today By Richard Heseltine / Photography by Howard Simmons Intemperate middle age clearly suits him well. Emitting palpable rays of contempt, he stops short of saying, ‘Get off my land’ but only just. Irate of Cambridgeshire is...

Page 28 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, October 1992

Retrospectives

Every now and then friends say "Have you been to such-and-such a circuit (or hillclimb, or rally route)?" and if I say yes, they ask if I could show them where it is, or was. These impromptu visits are very personal and completely without organisation, and most certainly without media coverage. Afterwards, people will often say: "Oh, I wish I had known you were going to so-and-so, I would have...

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