Articles tagged Felice Bonetto

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,...

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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...

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Private View

A ‘You Were There’ specialWe present rare pictures from the collection of Princess Marianne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein It was at the early age of nine that the Princess – then still a baroness – received her first camera. Born in Salzburg in 1919 she attended the Blocherer Art school in Munich in 1938 before marrying Ludwig Prince zu Sayn- Wittgenstein-Sayn in 1942 and moving to Castle Sayn near...

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Letters from readers

Finding Bonetto Sir, One of the elements of special interest to me in May's edition of Motor Sport was the picture of Felice Bonetto in action, which appeared in Tony Watson's story about Oscar Galvez. This is the 50th year since Bonetto was killed in the Carrera Panamericana, and there is a curious connection between that incident and present-day motorsport. The crash happened in a town called...

Page 58 of November 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, November 1997

¡Carrera!

Was the Carrera PanAmericana the greatest road race of them all or simply suicidal folly? Chris Nixon looks back over its five short and bloody years to decide its place in history Originally it was planned as a one-off, but the Carrera PanAmericana grew into an international event that counted towards the Sportscar World Championship before it was abandoned as too dangerous. Open at first only...

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Legends Froilan Gonzalez

When Michael Schumacher won the Belgian GP last year, it was just another Sunday in a Ferrari summer. But Michael's 10th victory of 2002 was also the 100th win for a Ferrari using Shell, and a happy consequence of that was the presence, at Monza, of the man who had scored the first. Jose Froilan Gonzalez's victory in the 1951 British GP was not only the first on Shell, but the first for Ferrari...

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Signed, sealed and reliveried

When I was wittering last month at bygone Formula 1 heroes for talking BS about use of illegal Formula 1 engines, a reader confessed he’d quite enjoyed the piece despite my “agonising detail”. That’s an inconvenience about attempting not only to establish the truth, but also to be seen to be doing so. It’s necessary to consider all evidence to the contrary. And it’s pretty much the same in the...

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This month in...

1993 Juha Kankkunen scores a record-breaking 20th WRC victory in his Toyota Celica on the RAC Rally. Carlos Sainz signs to join Colin McRae at Subaru for '94 following Lancia's withdrawal. German Jorg Muller wins the Macau Formula Three Grand Prix 1983 Ayrton Senna dominates the Macau F3 GP in his WSR/Theodore Ralt, beating returning Formula One driver Roberto Guerrero; two weeks later the...

Page 30 of May 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, May 1997

The race of the century?

Hawthorn's first GP win set the superlatives flowing. No wonder, says Shaun Campbell, it was one of the great drives For the tens of thousands of spectators who lined the public roads around the French town of Reims on 5 July, 1953, there was nothing to suggest that they were about to witness what one contemporary account would headline 'the race of the century'. On the contrary, the French...

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'The morning I met the maestro'

Interviews with the great Juan Manuel Fangio were a rare treat, so our Editor-in-Chief wasted no time in getting to London in 1979 when the five-time World Champion was in townBy Nigel Roebuck I have often wondered what became of the fixtures and fittings and artefacts of The Steering Wheel Club. There were innumerable great photographs, but also more unconventional items, like the twisted...

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