Articles tagged Emilio Villoresi

Page 80 of September 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, September 2011

Small point, well made - Mercedes W165

When one Grand Prix changed rules to favour Italy's voiturettes, dominant Mercedes had an answer. Its 'mini' Silver Arrow only raced once and it has a perfect record BY ANDREW FRANKEL Of all the things I expected Mercedes-Benz to insist upon before it let me drive one of only two W165 Grand Prix cars in existence, and the only one that actually works, I can safely say 'you must not drive it too...

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Continental Notes and News

Continent& Notes and. News The New Alfa Undoubtedly the most important event of the month has been the long awaited appearance of the new 1,500 c.c. Alf aRomeo. At Livorno, where they won, the cars never gave the slightest trouble, but at Pescara, where they lost, they developed a vast appetite for plugs. This was due, I believe, to the varied conditions found on the circuit, the long...

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Scarlet fever

Alfa's legendary Tipo B and Alfetta scored 78 international wins between them. In the opportunity of a lifetime, Paul Fearnley drives them both --- on the same day! Centre throttle. Centre throttle. Centre throttle. Please excuse my mantra. Centre throttle. Centre throttle. Centre throttle. The light has gone green. And the marshals give me a quizzical stare. For it's only now that I select first...

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Continental Notes and News

Continental Notes and Newz No One Really Cared The tragedy of Seaman's accident was so overwhelming that it obscured an incident at Spa which might, in other circumstances, have caused the Belgian Grand Prix to be remembered as the most dramatic race of the year, instead of the most disastrous. When Lang, the leader, came in to refuel for a second time, a few laps from the end, the engine did not...

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1½-litre racing from 1935

The second part of an article which commenced in the August issue, wherein is reviewed international 1½-litre racing from 1937-1940   THE first 1½-litre International fixture of the 1937 season was the Circuit de Turin. "Bira," Tongue and Bjornstadt handled E.R.A.s against thirteen Maseratis. "Bira" was badly baulked, first by Dreyfus and then by Bianco, but he got the lead on lap 15 and was soon...

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Continental Notes and News

Continental Notes a.road Ncws More Alterations Following my remarks about the alterations being made to the Rheims circuit, comes the news that the Nurburg Ring is to be considerably modified during the intervening months before the 1939 season starts. The German authorities are of the opinion that some of the corners and curves as they stand at present are not suited to the speeds attained by...

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Fangio's First Love

The Maestro always admired Alfa Romeo’s 159, which brought him his first World Championship. Today just three survive – and we had the honour of driving one They called it ‘Alfetta’ – the little Alfa, because that’s what it was. Unable to stay the relentless pace of the Silver Arrow steamroller, in 1937 Alfa Romeo charged Gioacchino Colombo with designing a monoposto racing car in which to go...

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Alfa Romeo racing and production cars—1910-1940

By Sir Anthony Stamer. (Continued from the November issue) To revert to production models, the year 1927 saw the birth of Jano's Tipo 6C 1500 6-cylinder single-overhead-camshaft 1,487-c.c. (62 x 82 mm.) touring car, giving 44 b.h.p., max. revs 4,200, and top speed 68 m.p.h. This beautifully balanced car had an engine largely constructed from aluminium alloys and of monobloc construction, with...

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GOOD RACING AT PESCARA

GOOD RACING AT PESCARA HEAVY MORTALITY AMONG THE BIG CARS, BUT CARACCIOLA SURVIVES TO WIN FOR MERCEDES. THE NEW 1,300 c.c. ALFAS SHOW SPEED IN PRACTICE, BUT FAIL IN RACE IN spite of the same field participating in most of the Grand Prix races this year, and the results being inevitable Mercedes victories, there has been plenty to interest students of the game in every race. It might have been...

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PERSONALITIES ABROAD

PERSONALITIES ABROAD SEQUEL TO "PERSONALITIES IN ENGLAND PUBLISHED LAST MONTH IN a repent article I wrote of the different personalities which I had come across in five years Of association with British motor racing. As I also saw a certain amount of the wellknown drivers of the Continent, I shall now try to give you some brief sketches of their varied personalities. The first time I accompanied...

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