Articles tagged Emilio Materassi

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An island race

Bill Boddy recounts the growth of the Targa Florio from one man's dream to everybody's idea of a road race adventure The early Targa Florios have had their place in motor racing history obscured by European grands prix. That's a shame, because this daunting event was perhaps the greatest road race of them all. The low average winning speeds of these grim contests over the Sicilian mountains and...

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THE PRIX ROYAL OME. GRAND SLAM FOR MASERATI ON THE NEW LITTORIO TRACK. ERNESTO MASERATI, the younger brother of the manufacturer, won the " Reale Premio " (an untranslateable phrase) of Rome, which was run on Sunday, 7th June, on the new Littorio track near the Italian capital, which was described in "MOTOR SPORT" some months ago. The day was a great one for Maserati, for Ren.e Dreyfus, driving...

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THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIX Sweeping Victory for Maserati. ACHILLE VARZI, driving a 2i-1itre Maserati instead of his more usual Alfa-Romeo won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on Sunday 7th September, his average speed for the 150 miles of the final being 93i m.p.h. A second straight-eight Maserati of the same type driven by Luigi Arcangeli was second only a length or two behind the winner, while...

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Track test: Monza

Our second series of track tests starts with the grand-father of Grand Prix racing. Andrew Frankel heads to Italy and discovers all is not well at Monza. Monza. No word in racing has a more bitter-sweet taste. Monza. The oldest Grand Prix circuit of all, faster than Spa, more lethal than the Nurburgring. Above all, it's a place of contradiction. Go there and the ghosts come at you in a way I have...

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"Seaman was like a son to me"

He was a mentor to Britain’s greatest racer of the 1930s, but Giulio Ramponi also knew and worked with Ascari, Nuvolari and Caracciola. In 1982 he related some of his special memories Giulio Ramponi. Few could claim a central role in the story of pre-war motor racing quite like this man, who was so much more than just a mechanic. He knew and worked with just about every major figure of the 1920s...

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The Targa Florio

Another victory for Bugatti after keen duel with Alfa-Romeo By our continental correspondent For the fourth time in succession the Targa Florio, the greatest road race of the year, has been won by Bugatti. This time the successful driver was Albert Divo, who is recognised as among the very first rank of French aces, and who handled his car with consummate skill in spite of very little practice on...

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A CIRCUIT F CIRCUITS CIRCUIT TOURS ARE NOT A NEW PHENOMENON FOR MOTORING SCRIBES. SOME 65 'YEARS AGO AN AUTOCAR REPORTER BORROWED AN MG FOR A 3000-MILE ODYSSEY BY BILL BODDY THE VISITS OF ANDREW FRANKEL. AND Matthew Franey to race circuits which have fallen wholly or partly into disuse 'Wow an Autocar journalistic tradition. A similar exploration was made forthe motoring weekly 65 years ago by...

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RACING NEWS OF THE MONTH. By E. K. GRAND PRIX DE L'OUVERTURE. ROBF,RT BENOIST gave a taste of the quality of this year's Grand Prix Delage by winning the opening race on the Montlhery track on 13th March by averaging 76.3 m.p.h. for 155 miles of the road circuit, which was in a very wet condition. He also covered a lap at 79.7 m.p.h., and when this is compared with the lap record set up by Albert...

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RACI G ANOTHER GRAND PRIX ABANDONED. Last month we were comforting ourselves for the loss of the French Grand Prix with the thought of a racing car event on the Niirburg Ring. Now, however, we are faced with the news that this race will also be abandoned, owing to inadequate support. This in Germany is tantamount to saying that the organisers realized that the firm of Mercedes-Benz would not send...

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Track test - Mugello

Sicily’s Targa Florio had a considerably faster, more mountainous cousin over on the mainland. Paul Fearnley scales the Futa Pass – and much more Photography by Malcolm Griffiths/LAT Tazio Nuvolari competed here just once. He didn’t know the circuit and had little time in which to practise. His car was not the fastest in the race... Stop. I know what you're thinking — but this time there was no...



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