Articles tagged Dario Resta

Page 50 of October 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, October 1974

An interview with Capt. G.E.T. Eyston

The Editor Asks the World's Most Prolific and Successful Record-Breaker Some Questions and Gets Some Very Interesting Answers A book would be needed to detail all the racing and record-breaking achievements accomplished by Capt. George Eyston, OBE, MC, between 1923 and 1939. But the other day I was privileged to ask this astonishing man - Le Recordman to the denizens of Montlhery - some questions...

Page 26 of March 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1949

Club News

We Hear Birkett motors in what appears to be normal 1928 Austin Seven "Chummy," except for outsize rear tyres, until the bonnet is opened, when a downdraught carburetter, four-branch exhaust manifold and Scintilla Vertex magneto are revealed; the car also has a close-ratio four-speed gearbox. Leslie Seyd has restored to original order the 1912 "12/15" Mors tourer once owned by Shakspeare. The...

Page 36 of March 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, March 2001

Little big Man

Mauri Rose was diminutive in stature but possessed huge gobbets of talent and determination. Joe Scalzo chronicles the career of the.. Little Big Man This will take a moment or two to explain: If there hadn't been an Eddie Rickenbacker, there'd probably have never been a Mauri Rose. Projectile Mauri Rose, upon being loaded into the open chamber of a behemoth Indycar, truly became a projectile —...

Page 78 of October 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, October 2006

Timber land

Cheap to build, hard to maintain and risky to drive, USA board tracks had a brief but glorious existence Words: Gary Doyle The rapid development of the world-wide automobile industry in the first three decades of the Twentieth Century brought with it a new and enormously popular spectator sport – motor racing. Auto manufacturers seeking competitive advantage through promotion of their products...

Page 6 of September 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, September 1927

great racing marques

GREAT RACING MARQUES. VII.—PEUGEOT. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE. SEVERAL times during the history of motor racing, there have been periods when one make of car seemed to be absolutely supreme. Panhard et Levassor were invincible in the early days ; Fiat had a great period in 1907 and another in 1922; at the moment the name of Bugatti stands at he head_ of the result of nearly every race ; but none of...

Page 6 of January 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, January 1928

GREAT RACING MARQUES.

GREAT RACING MARQUES. XI—AUSTIN. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE. IN the days when the Wolseley " beetles " were upholding British prestige on the Continent, Sir Herbert Austin was an energetic member of the Wolseley staff. It is not surprising, therefore, that after he had started, in 1905, to make motor cars on his own account, it was not long before he began to turn his attention to motor racing ; and on...

Page 5 of September 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, September 1944

THE OUTER CIRCUIT "200s"

THE OUTER CIRCUIT "200s" SEPTEMBER 20th was fixed as the day for the fourth J.C.C. 200-Mile Race at Brooklands, and this time, apart from the 1,100-c.c.. and li-litre categories, a 750-c.c. class was introduced. When entries closed at single fees 47 had come in, comprising HuntleyWalker's Darracq team, five Bugattis, four Horstmans, two Alvis,. four Aston-Martins, two Warwicks, two Thomas-...

Page 52 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, February 1987

The Return of the 1914 TT Sunbeams

For the 600-mile, two-day 1914 Isle of Man TT, Louis Coatalen entered three twin-cam 3,295cc Sunbeams, which bore a close resemblance to the previous year's Coupe de L'Auto Peugeots, and nominated the Guinness brothers and Dario Resta as the drivers. A spare car was also taken. At the end of the first day's racing Resta had retired with big-end failure but the other Sunbeams were first and second...

Page 41 of October 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, October 1949

Veteran Types-XXXIV ... A Flashback

The 34th article in the "Veteran Types" series was published in Motor Sport last December and dealt with the 1908 Grand Prix Austin, now in the care of the Austin Motor Co., Ltd., which was written-up for us by A. S. Heal and Kent Karslake. This has given rise to one of those valuable and remarkably interesting contacts with one who was present at the race in question — none other than Harvey...

Page 34 of June 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, June 1930

THE DOUBLE TWELVE

to be re-metalled, and later in the afternoon reassembled the engine and got going again just before the end of the first day. Very smart work on the part of all concerned ! Capt. Frazer Nash had early trouble with the blower on his Austin, but set to work to change same with great rapidity, and after some delay eventually got going again and went remarkably well thereafter. The new M.G., in the...

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