Articles tagged Ernesto Maserati

Page 83 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, November 2014

100 years of Maserati

It seems so improbable: a century has elapsed since Alfieri Maserati set up shop in Bologna, initially carrying out general engineering work and perfecting his own brand of spark plugs. Scroll forward to the present, and his surname is synonymous with exotic GTs and illustrious racing cars. Alfieri and his siblings forged a legend, one that cannot be distilled into an attention-grabbing soundbite...

Page 37 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, April 1984

Book Reviews

“My Two Lives: Race Driver to Restauranteur” by René Dreyfus, with Beverley Rae Kimes. 077 pp 11¼ “ x 8 ½ “ (Patrick Stevens Ltd, Burr Hill, Cambridge, £15.95p) This long-awaited book is one of the more enjoyable motor racing books to have appeared for many years. It is the life story of René Dreyfus, whom British followers of the Sport used to see at Brooklands, Donington and in Ireland...

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One hundred and sweet sixteen

Maserati’s century of life has created some magnificent cars, notably the 16-cylinders One of the most celebrated of all great Maserati designs is the Sedici Cilindri – the 16-cylinder – campaigned by the always tiny Bologna factory from 1929 to 1934. It’s not the type’s fantastic success that has left it with legendary lustre – it’s more the sheer ‘WOW!’ factor of such a complicated box of...

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Maserati's Achilles Heel

Sir, Nigel Roebuck's interesting essay on Achille Varzi needs a little amplification. He suggests that Varzi moved from Alfa Romeo to Bugatti in 1931. He did indeed join Bugatti, but in late 1930, and from Maserati, not Alfa. In the middle of 1930, Varzi and Nuvolari were members of the Alfa team. They did not get on, and when Alfieri Maserati offered Varzi one of his new Type 26M cars for the...

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Bugatti Plans.

Bugatti Plans. Bugatti is definitely running a team, composed of Varzi, Williams, Dreyfus and Divo throughout the season. We are informed by no less an authority than M. Ettore Bugatti himself that the cars will be of 2.8 litres engine capacity, but he is unable as yet to divulge any further particulars, although these may be annum-iced any day now. The entry of two 5-litre unnamed cars for Le...

Page 64 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, December 1977

An Italian Designer

Sir, Some of your readers may be interested in the career of the Italian designer Giuseppe Coda who has recently celebrated his 94th birthday. His biography in the Biscaretti Museum, Turin, records that after qualifying at the technical institute in Biella he joined the Ernest Breda Locomotive Works in 1903. During the next seven years he worked successively for Stigler/Ascencori, lsotta...

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Bugatti's U16

Sir, You are wrong to suggest (Motor Sport, April 1988) that the 16-cylinder Bugatti engine was cobbled together out of old bits. The T45 was a completely new design, with more in common with the T46 and T50 than the T35 or T39, despite retaining the three-valve head. The entire Bugatti Empire seems to have been built on the sale of the original U16 Aero-engine to the Americans during the First...

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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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Continental Notes and News.

THE SPORT ABROAD. Continental Notes and Newsa wHILE everyone must regret the absence from this year's: Grand Prix d' Endurance of the official Bentley team, the prospects for the race as far as can be seen at present appear excellent. Ent r i-e s received before the 20 t h December could be made on the basis of 50% of the normal fees, and advantage was taken of this opportunity to send in forms...



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