Articles tagged Dino

Page 30 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, November 2014

Here comes the son

Racing folk are aware of his existence, but less sure about the precise role Piero Ferrari plays in the globally famous company established by his father Enzo. Would it surprise you to know he’s been its driving force for many a year, despite popular perceptions to the contrary? Read on as he talks to Motor Sport in a world exclusive Photographer: James Mitchell The man in the shadows of a legend...

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Imola 500 Kms

Imola, a little way south of Modena and Bologna, used to host non-Championship Formula One races, and recently a good deal of money has been spent on improving facilities at the pleasant park-land circuit. Last month the third in an annual series of Groups 5 and 6 sports-car races was held, only a few days after Commendatore Ferrari dedicated the name of the track to his son Dino. Fittingly, a...

Page 34 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1994

Enzo Ferrari's right-hand woman

In the tightly-knit world of F1 everyone knows who Brenda Vernor is: from 1978 until his death in 1988, this native of Croydon was Enzo Ferrari's right-hand woman as well as 'mother figure' to the racing team . . . We recently had the chance to reminisce with her. Photo: Motorsport Images Enzo Ferrari has always been regarded as an institution in Italy. In fact, someone once suggested that first...

Page 66 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, July 1967

A.D.A.C. 1,000 kilometres

Sweeping victory for Porsche Nurburgring, Germany, May 28th What the entry list for the annual 1,000-kilometre race on the Nurburgring lacked in quality it made up for in quantity. As it was held only two weeks before Le Mans the Ferrari team did not enter any 330P4 cars, nor did any of the agents enter their 330P3/4 cars. Ferrari sent a token entry in the form of a Dino with 2.4-litre V6 engine...

Page 93 of November 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, November 2011

Year of the shark

World title glory with the ‘Sharknose’ in 1961 was shaded by tragedy – and for one Scuderia man, personal turmoil Whenever I am in Italy, I visit my old friend Romolo Tavoni at his home outside Modena. Tavoni is now 85, in poor health and in receipt of hospital treatment, but he still revels in talking about his years with Ferrari between 1950-61, the last four of which were spent as director of...

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Lunch with... Brian Redman

Simon Taylor talks to the man who, almost unwillingly, became one of the world's fastest sports car racers, with multiple wins including the Targa Florio History takes a lot of notice of Formula 1, and not enough notice of the rest. Here's a great British driver remembered by F1 only because he turned down an offer from Ferrari, and was lucky to escape with his life from an accident in which he...

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Enzo's Right-Hand Man

In the mid-1950s, Romolo Tavoni was faced with a choice: he could work alongside a tyrannical Enzo Ferrari...or get the sack. Fifty years on, he tells Chris Nixon he made the right decision. In January 1950 a young employee was called in to see the manager of the Credito Italiano bank in Modena. The bank had a new client and, keen to help out in any way, had offered the man's services to the firm...

Page 25 of March 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, March 1967

The Fiat Dino 2-litre

A Sports Car from Turin The whole basis of the Fiat Dino car is the V6 engine which is a production version of the interesting 4-o.h.c. Ferrari engine, which dates back to 1957 when Enzo Ferrari produced the first of his successful V6-cylinder engines in a Formula Two car. Ferrari built various capacity versions on this V6 theme, the original engine being named after his son Dino (pronounced...

Page 80 of February 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, February 2007

Gilded Youth

Driver profile: Effortlessly charming, loved by everyone and generous of character, Peter Collins was killed just as his career was in the ascendant. He was 26. Motor Sport offers two perspectives on the man: Mark Hughes considers his complex psyche, and Bill Boddy relates his promising career There is still great warmth in the way Peter Collins is recalled, 48 years after his passing. It’s more...

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The San Marino Grand Prix

Very serious Imola, 1st May When the first Grand Prix of San Marino was mooted for 1981 a lot of people scoffed and said it was absurd for the tiny Principality near the Adriatic coast to have a Grand Prix on the International Formula One calendar. You can hardly drive a Fiat Panda round the mountain-top town, let alone race Grand Prix cars round it, but the San Marino Automobile Federation had...

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