Articles tagged Colin Davis

Page 171 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 171, December 2014

From the archives with Doug Nye

The Italian job offer Tony Vandervell chose to pass on this chance to buy a novel Grand Prix project that made big claims I could hardly believe my eyes. Flicking idly through an old Vanwall correspondence file, I have just found this long-buried gem. On July 18, 1955, Arialdo Ruggeri of the Scuderia Automobilistiche Milan, Via Mose Bianchi 71, Milan, Italy, wrote personally to Tony Vandervell of...

Page 31 of November 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, November 1955

Oulton Park

Stirling Moss Wins Oulton Park Gold Cup Race for Maserati and Sets New Lap Record Hawthorn is Second on Lancia/Ferrari's First Appearance in this Country. German Cars Dominate Production Saloon Car Race. Morgan Beats All-Comers in Production Sports-Car Race. Boshier-Jones First in 50-Mile F. III Race. (Further pictures in Pictorial Review centre-spread.) Oulton Park is a true road circuit and...

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45th French Grand Prix-Grand Prix d'Europe

Ferrari Back on Form REIMS, July 5th. This year the G.P. of the A.C.F., better known as the French Grand Prix, was given the title of G.P. d'Europe, for what it was worth, and attracted a very strong entry of works teams and small private teams, as well as a few independents. As in previous years, a F.2 race was held as well, but this year it was run after the Grand Prix, and the annual 12-hour...

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Targa Florio

It was more than a race: It was a passion, a passion so strong that it still burns today. Paul Fearnley is swept off his feet by it, 23 years after the final chequer. A straight. After the innumerable (832 if you really must know) twists and turns, it's a straight that sticks in my mind. Odd that. And it's not the four-mile, aching-aim-flexing, crotch strap-readjusting, gauge-checking blind out...

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The Italian, the Count and a swift exit from Le Mans...

One of the lesser known – and in my view rather underrated – international racing drivers of the early 1960s was the Italian Carlo Mario Abate. Driving most notably Ferraris owned and entered by the youthful Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata’s Scuderia Serenissima organisation, Abate quite regularly gave a good account of himself. Fifty years ago this season he won the over-2½-litre Gran Turismo...

Page 41 of July 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, July 1961

THE A.D.A.C. 1,000 KILOMETERS

THE A.D.A.C. 1,000 KILOMETRES A Remarkable Race ADENAU, GERMANY, May 281h THE. r,000 kilometres race over 44 laps of the famous Nurburgring probably affords more people the opportunity to motor race and to try their hand at cornering, than any other motor racing event. The entry is always enormous, ranging from works sports cars to small privately-owned G.T. cars, and the drivers from Seasoned...

Page 137 of October 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 137, October 2012

Radical thoughts on racing class

A passenger ride in a Radical pitches Doug’s mind back to the era of ‘etceterini’’ Having a motor sporting mindset shaped mainly by the 1950s and '60s, I tend to view today's one-make racing categories with a resignation fluctuating between disinterest and distaste. Through my teens I was one of thousands of delighted young Brits watching so many British manufacturers toppling foreign opposition...

Page 28 of October 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, October 1956

Aston Martin versus Eurie Ecosses at Goodwood

Tony Brooks Wins the Goodwood Trophy at 88.19 m.p.h. THE last big B.A.R.C. Goodwood Meeting of the year was held on one of the few fine days, September 8th. Unfortunately, the fare provided did not live up to that of previous years, for only a handful of out-dated racing cars competed - with one exception, Salvadori's works prototype F. II Cooper - and otherwise this was sports-car racing, with...

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THE 49th TARGA FLORIO

Ferrari Untouchable CLUDA, SICILY, May 9th. THERE are many ways of reporting the Targa Florio, and there are many ways of getting to Sicily. These days, the simple way is to fly direct to Palermo from London, Paris or wherever you may be, or you can drive to Naples on the autostrada and take an overnight boat to Palermo, with your car on the deck or in the hold, depending on its size, or you can...

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Salvadori's Goodwood

Three Firsts and Two Second Places by This Driver at Easter B.A.R.C. Meeting, in Connaught, Maserati and Aston Martin Cars An extremely large crowd of some 50,000 attended the International Race Meeting at Goodwood on Easter Monday, when the summery weather set off the picturesque setting, the Paddock thronged with people and the sports-girls more exotic or attractive than ever. Many entirely new...

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