Articles tagged Doug Nye

Page 94 of November 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, November 2001

Mario Andretti - A Driving Passion

by Gordon Kirby ISBN 1 893618 12 9 Published by David Bull Publishing, £21.99 (s/b) He perfect blend of author and subject? Probably. Gordon Kirby is renowned for letting his subject do the talking and then linking the quotes with facts and well-judged statements. That allows a driver of eloquence like Mario Andretti to inject his own style into Kirby's content. Thus the entertaining tales in...

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Prancing horse or old nag?

SIR, Doug Nye (The F-philes, April) says "Ferrari is without doubt the most significant marque in the entire history of motor racing". Perhaps he is too young to appreciate the 100-year-old history of motor racing. Ferrari, as a maker, has only competed post-World War II and has never introduced anything that has been a landmark. The honour belongs to Mercedes and Benz, Bugatti, Alfa-Romeo,...

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Autocourse 1989/90

Autocourse 1989/90 edited by Alan Hemy. 288pp. 121/4" x 91/4". Hazleton Publishing, 3 Richmond Hill, Richmond, Surrey TW 10 6RE. £21.95 yet again, the publishers have done a magnificent job in producing their annual. Although there are chapters on Formula 3000, the World Sports-Prototype Championship, Touring Cars, Formula 3 and the American scene, the Grand Prix reports, results and articles...

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Nothing New..

Writers like Eoin Young, Doug Nye and Michael Riedner have been recalling that splendid Mercedes-Benz transporter built to carry racing cars like the W196 Mercedes quickly to and from the 1950s race circuits. Powered by a 300SL engine, this impressive transporter had a top speed of about 100 mph and accommodation for one W196 or 300 SLR racing car on its flat platform, behind a cab that overhung...

Page 48 of April 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, April 2012

Winning versus winners

Sir, I read with great interest Doug Nye's article 'History — a given, not a gift', and agree with most of it, particularly with regards to comments that would have been made by Jenkinson and Boddy. Why some 'racing motorists' go to all that bother and expense to lower a lap time by such a small amount escapes me. At the sharp end, of course, there is a great deal of wealth and the desire to...

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An impeccable eulogy

Sir, I have just spent a good few minutes savouring the impeccable eulogy by Doug Nye to an unforgettable character. It surpassed what could reasonably be expected of anyone. It showed a real love of the subject by the writer. Not a fading, changeable love, but the genuine heartfelt love of one man for another. I am sure that Tom Wheatcroft was difficult, but what a man! I can only offer the...

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The arrow that pierced the iron curtain

Rumours, gossip and bribes clouded the hunt for a treasure lost behind the Iron Curtain since WW11. But what a treasure - a genuine Silver Arrows Mercedes-Benz By Doug Nye Settle down now, this is complicated... It was like a John Le Carre novel. December, 1988, and three of us had just flown into a frail and tense Communist Rumania. We had realised just how frail by evident cost-cutting on the...

Page 36 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, May 2010

Letters

Time to clip wings? Sir, Having just watched the boredom that was the Bahrain Grand Prix I now realise that, like MPs and their expenses, Formula 1 just does not ‘get it’. Wings are things that should be fitted to aeroplanes, not land vehicles. The amount of grip still generated means that any decent long corner is flat out and the high-speed braking so good that outbraking, even at the end of...

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Italy's rolling museum

Ferrari and Mercedes put on stunning displays in the Mille Miglia, but a BMW hits the top spot It was 10 times lucky for husband and wife team Giuliano Cané and Lucia Gallian, who stopped the clocks in Brescia as repeat winners of the 2010 Mille Miglia in the aerodynamic BMW 328 MM coupé, 70 years on from the German marque’s first win. Behind them, three-time winner Luciano Viaro navigated...

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The Old Man and the Kiwi

By Doug Nye In 1987 I found myself seated on one side of an imposing desk in a spacious, but modestly furnished, office at Maranello. Seated at one end of the desk was the genial and ever-helpful Dr Franco Gozzi. And on the other side of it, looking at me rather dismissively like a great Test batsman regarding a novice schoolboy bowler sat the living legend himself, Enzo Ferrari. I was...

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