Articles tagged Farina

Page 30 of August 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, August 1990

A Rarity

Last month brief mention was made of a demonstration run by 'Mike Sparken' in a Tipo 158/159 Alfa Romeo at the Vintage Sports Car Club's Silverstone meeting, and needless to say there was a lot more behind that simple statement of fact than was apparent. In the first place, unless my memory is playing me false, it was the first time an 'Alfetta' has been in action in Great Britain since 1951,...

Page 98 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, December 1998

BIritish Racing Misery

I read with amusement the editor's comments on how the V16 BRMs lived up to their original failures at the marvellous Goodwood Revival Meeting. Much has been written about Raymond Mays' too ambitious attempt to put Britain on the post-war GP map. Here is how it looked to one who was there at the time. I had seen the splendid performances Raymond Mays had put up before the war in speed-trials,...

Page 24 of July 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, July 1965

Reflections on the Monaco G.P.

THE decision by Clark and Gurney to compete in the Indianapolis 500-mile race in preference to the Monaco G.P. upset some people and surprised others. It really should not have been a surprise, for both are professional racing drivers and for either of them to become the first road-racing-type driver to win Indianapolis, apart from the vast bag of gold, would be an important and satisfying...

Page 50 of March 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, March 1965

"Another nail . . ."

Sir, Since we have seen situations created by people of the same laissez-faire outlook as Mr. Farina, whereby lives have been seriously endangered through the inability of ambulances and fire-engines to reach private houses, we are not likely to agree with him. If, as you suggest, the action of which he complains represents yet another nail in the motoring coffins of the Farinas of this world...

Page 88 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, April 1996

Chapman's Mincer

Such was the march of engineering progress during the 1960s that the MkI Lotus Cortina, of which some 3300 examples were built between 1963 and 1966, proved to be faster around twisty circuits like Oulton Park than the Grand Prix machinery of the previous decade. Inspired by the success of BMC's tuned Cooper version of the Mini and originally built by Lotus (and later at Dagenham by Ford), here...

Page 50 of August 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, August 2013

Reflections

Analysing one Rosberg, relecting upon another and fond memories of a chat with Ferrari’s first World Championship Grand Prix winner González, recently departed If the recent form of Nico Rosberg has caused many to re-evaluate a driver long considered something of an enigma in formula 1, so it has also inevitably put Michael Schumacher’s ‘second career’ into fresh perspective. it may have fallen...

Page 22 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, October 1955

1955 Italian Grand Prix race report

Fangio Wins Again Monza, Sept. 11th. After a antastic amount of hard work the rebuilt Monza Autodrome was completed well before the Grand Prix was due to take place, and most of the leading teams put in some training before official practice started. At the end of the long wide straight past the pits a steeply-banked concrete curve was built on a radius of nearly 350 yards, running over the back...

Page 78 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, January 1990

Nigel Mansell and Niki Lauda

Nigel Mansell and Niki Lauda by David Tremayne and Alan Henry respectively. 10.1" x 8". Hazleton Publishing, 3 Richmond Hill, Richmond, Surrey TW10 6RE. 108 pages. £11.95 each. When a couple of blue chip writers put pen to paper, you can be assured of a good result. Even though the biographies of both Lauda and Mansell are perforce perfunctory, with little to offer by being in-depth profiles,...

Page 13 of October 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, October 1951

1951 Italian Grand Prix race report: Ascari takes second win of the season

Ferraris force the pace and vanquish Alfa-Romeo as Alberto Ascari wins second race in a row The Italian GP run over 80 laps of the 3.9 mile Monza track on September 16th saw Ferraris set the hottest pace yet witnessed in postwar racing, the result being an overwhelming victory at their home race. Photo: Motorsport Images Qualifying  Long before official practice began, the Ferraris had taken...

Page 7 of August 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, August 1935

ALFA-ROMEO and E.R.A. SHARE DIEPPE HONOURS

ALFA-ROMEO and E.R.A. SHARE DIEPPE HONOURS Dreyfus and Fairfield win their races. Many British visitors at a highly successful meeting ITHE Circuit de Dieppe has been ad mired for a number of years by many British motor-racing followers, for it provides the spectacle of real Continental roadracing within easy reach of these law-ridden shores. At no time in its history, however, has the organising...

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