Articles tagged Edgar Barth

Page 41 of September 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, September 1963

Freiburg Hill-climb (August 11th)

Edgar Barth scored another victory in the European Mountain Championship on August 11th when he won the Freiburg hill-climb with his works flat-eight 2-litre Porsche. Sixty thousand German spectators were present to watch a German victory in this event, the sixth in the year's Championships. Second came Hans Herrmann, but in an Italian car, a 2-litre Abarth prototype, his time for the two runs,...

Page 42 of February 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, February 1999

A Place in the History Books

Porsche has, to date, won just one World Championship grand Prix. The driver was Dan Gurney who now talks to Adam Cooper about the marque's troubled relationship with Formula One. Over the past few seasons in Formula One, Ferrari and McLaren have been embroiled in a battle for supremacy at the top of the all-time Grand Prix winners list. The current score is 119 to 116 in favour of the Italians,...

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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...

Page 28 of July 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1957

The A.D.A.C. 1,000-Kilometre Race—Nurburgring

Aston Martin's Greatest Victory Adenau, May 26th. With a race of the nature of the 1,000-kilometres at Nurburgring the practice periods are more in the nature of proving and testing periods than practice as applied to a Grand Prix race. The Nurburgring, with its 22.81 kilometres of twists and turns, demands the utmost from drivers and cars, and a race over 1,000 kilometres requires careful...

Page 92 of January 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, January 2010

Freiburg-Schauinsland

This 127-corner, tree-lined German road was one of the great European hillclimb challenges. So it’s little wonder that it attracted some of motor racing’s great namesBy Ed Foster Freiburg-Schauinsland is one of the most spectacular hillclimbs in Germany and, in its day, was famous for being one of the most difficult. Located just outside Freiburg im Breisgau in the far west of the country, the...

Page 52 of August 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, August 1995

Trident Bearer

From time to time a wave of drivers breaks on the motor-racing scene from one place. In the early 1950s, no one suspected South America of hiding so much talent… Everyone knows that Juan Manuel Fangio came to Europe as an unknown driver from Argentina, shocked the motor racing establishment by winning a number of Grands Prix in his first European season, and stayed to win five world championship...

Page 29 of September 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, September 1964

26th German Grand Prix

Surtees (Ferrari) Wins Again ADENAU, August 2nd. The German Grand Prix took place on the 22.81 kilometre Nurburgring, in the Eifel mountains and there were four separate practice sessions, two on Friday and two on Saturday, with sufficient time in between each day for fairly major jobs to be undertaken. With the exception of the British Racing Partnership team all the regular Grand Prix teams and...

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The one that got away: Targa by the tail

Stirling Moss 1961 Targa Florio He reckoned he had the perfect car for the job. Which is why, he tells Adam Cooper, a last-minute failure was all the more galling Stirling Moss competed in over 500 events before his Goodwood crash in 1962, and while he won a significant proportion of them, he also had more than his fair share of bad luck, especially in GPs. But ask him which retirement he regrets...

Page 56 of July 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, July 1964

The Rossfeld Hill-Climb

The Rossfeld Hill-Climb, in Southern Germany, round one of the European Championship, took place on June 7th and produced a win for the 1963 Champion, Edgar Barth, who set up a new record of 3 min. 15.31 sec. in a Stuttgart-entered Elva-Porsche 8-cylinder. Second was the Swiss Herbert Muller in a flat-8 Porsche prototype (ex-Barth). British Champion Peter Westbury (Lotus 23-B.R.M.) was placed...

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Rosemeyer in Formula Junior!

Taraschi's great front-engined early Formula Junior rival Stanguellini notched a notable International victory in the 1959 Eifelrennen on the little-used Sudschleife or South Circuit of the Nürburgring. The distinctive feature there was that the driver was none other than Wolfgang 'Taffy von Trips, Germany's works Ferrari and Porsche star. During the 13-lap 100km race Trips beat fellow...

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