Articles tagged DUKE NALON

Page 108 of October 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, October 2014

Sterling silver

To conclude our trilogy of significant French motor sport anniversaries, we rewind 60 years to the day that Mercedes-Benz returned to Grand Prix racing – and obliterated its rivals Writer Richard Williams The first outsider to catch sight of the new Silver Arrow hadn’t a clue what he was looking at. Which was a relief to the Mercedes personnel, who allowed the photographer George Monkhouse to...

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The man who would be Rex

He beat a works Auto Union and was offered a factory drive by Alfa. But Rex Mays preferred the intense buzz of American speedway.Joe Scalzo describes the short life of An Indy addict Tazio Nuvolari couldn't believe his eyes. Because he was Figlio del Diavolo — 'The Devil's Son'— Nuvolari knew a thing or two about getting moody with a grand prix car and sending one into impossible four-wheel...

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Reports of Recent Events

Grand Prix De Bruxelles This Formula II (not "B" as some would have it) race was a battle between the G.P.-type Ferraris with the sports V12 2-litre engines installed, the 1,430-c.c. Simcas, the 2-litre Veritas cars and O. Moore's O.B.M. Moore made the fastest practice lap in the first session, in heavy rain, but retired in the race itself. The G.P. Ferrari chassis is apparently better suited to...

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The Trend of Racing Car Design

The past season's racing has certainly been an interesting one, but it is not possible to say that the trend of the design of racing cars has followed any one path; far from it, in fact. Throughout the season there has been a tendency to dart off in numerous directions, so that it is difficult to predict exactly what the 1948 season will produce. In the Grand Prix field the tendency was to build...

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The Maserati 8CTF and 8CL Cars

The year 1938 saw the beginning of a new Grand Prix Formula with a supercharged capacity of 3,000 c.c. and naturally the German teams of Auto-Union and Mercedes-Benz built new and advanced cars for the first season. At the Tripoli G.P. early in the season a lone Maserati 3,000 c.c. appeared and was driven by Count Carlo Felice Trossi and it went incredibly quickly, making second fastest lap at...

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Reports of Recent Events

Correction In the final placings of the competitors in the J.C.C. Jersey race, R. F. Salvadori finished 7th and G. E. Ansell 8th. Our report, and certain other reports, mistakenly reversed these positions. *** Hawke's Bay S.C.C Speed Trial Fifty vehicles participated in this New Zealand event, a cinder-car covering the mile in 19.0 sec. on a demonstration run. F.t.d. was made by Haley's Ford V8...

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RUMBLINGS

RUMBLINGS Los Angeles Whisper From Los Angeles comes a whisper, in which there may be several grains, if not the whole, truth, as to why Don Lee's 3-litre V12 G.P. Mercedes-Benz didn't shine at Indiana polis either in 1947 or this year. It is said that the car was pretty thoroughly stripped before the 1947 race and, indeed, stayed stripped for some three months. One cylinder block, we are told,...

Page 68 of June 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, June 1998

Goodwood Festival of Speed preview

Social Climbing Loved for its atmosphere as much as the machines taking part, the 1998 Goodwood Festival of Speed seems set to be the best yet. Marcus Pye studies the form guide To the dedicated historic motorsport enthusiast, June can mean just one thing: Goodwood. Since Lord March's evocative Festival of Speed first captured the imagination of British car nuts and socialites alike back in1993,...

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Book Reviews

"Grands Prix, 1934-1939," by Rodney Walkerley (Motor Racing Publications, Ltd., 7s. 6d.). In this book Walkerley has done a job which should have been undertaken before — he has written of motor-racing so that the uninitiated shall discover what it is all about. In forty spirally-bound pages he outlines how Grand Prix racing came into being, describes various G.P. circuits, devotes a little space...

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Temporada Hitch

Mercedes' return to racing post-war left it with a bloody nose, as Tony Watson explains On the run-up to Christmas 1939 porteños (residents of Buenos Aires) gathered on the sidewalks of their city's seafront to glimpse the distant Battle of the River Plate: Royal Navy cruisers HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles hounded and pounded pocket battleship Graf Spee until it sought sanctuary in the...

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