Articles tagged Felice Nazzaro

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Reviews

Lancia and De Virgilio, At the Center Geoffrey Goldberg When I drove a Lancia Aurelia I was astonished at how sophisticated it was. Much of the credit belongs to Francesco De Virgilio, a brilliant Lancia engineer whose career spanned wartime scout vehicles up to the LC2 GpC prototype. Engineers aren’t much in the spotlight, so it takes a book like this to illuminate the hidden genius of a man...

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Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

Mammoth restoration Down in Avon something stirs – a lost Land Speed Record machine, Fiat’s 28-litre S76 The views from the barn are expansive, sweeping over the Avon valley. The views inside the barn are remarkable: ancient motorcycles on shelves, disembowelled cars with innards spread across the floor, and slung in a cradle fit for a shipyard a vast lump of metal, the magnetic core of our visit...

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Track visit: Le Mans 1906

It’s 100 years since the first grand prix was held, on the roads near Le Mans, in 1906. It was won by a Renault, so we just had to drive the course in a Clio V6 To paraphrase Pete Townshend, this straight goes on for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles. Fifteen minutes away from here is the legendary Ligne Droite des Hunaudières, and you laugh when you consider that, for 1991, they had...

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Light-blue touchpaper

This 1908 Panhard was build for one purpose: To win a Grand Prix. It was as stunning then as a modern Formula One car is today. And the parallels don't end there, explains Paul Fearnley. A damn silly rinky-dink idea in the first place: stick some modem-day road-testing equipment on a 92-year-old grand prix car in a bid to explode a few myths about 'jalopies'. So there I was, fussing and fretting...

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Motor Racing Sidetracks

Among the wealth of motor racing history it is possible to find interesting side-tracks from the mainstream of events. For example, the 1922 Targa Florio. This was a very tough event for cars at that time, over the Sicilian course, and it resulted in a number of anomalies. First, it was reported in the early British press columns that Count Masetti had won, well ahead of the two sports-type 2-...

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Veteran to classic -- match races

Motoring historian Doug Nye reminded us in his 'Skulduggery' feature in Classic & Sportscar recently of a Match Race which took place at the Crystal Palace circuit in October 1938 between Prince 'Bira' and Arthur Dobson, both in ERAs. Doug remarked that most Match Race themes disappointed, this race between 'Bira's three-year old ERA Romulus and Dobson's two-year-old B-type ERA being no...

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Forward thinker

Back in 1903 Walter Christie was a determined pioneer of front-wheel-drive — which he called 'direct action'. But his real legacy lies elsewhere. By Phil Llewellin There is, believe it or not, a direct link between grand prix racing's biggest-ever engine, a 19th-century battleship and what most military historians agree to be WWII's best all-round tank. The connection is a brave, innovative...

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THE NICE GRAND PRIX.

THE MCE GRAND PRIX. WINS GRUELLING RACE IN INTENSE HEAT AT 65 m.p.h. BRIAN LEWIS (ALFA-ROMEO) FINISHES SIXTH. NUVOLARI (MASERATI) THE HON. THE Grand Prix of Nice was run last year for the first time, and on that occasion the programme consisted of three heats and a final, all over short distances. This year the Committee decided to give the race the status of a genuine Grand Prix by having a...

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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 Late Biagio Nazzaro.

The Late Biagio Nazzaro. mANY of our readers will remember the tragic death of Biagio Nazzaro in the 1922 French Grand Prix, which was held that year on the circuit of Strasbourg. He was making his first appearance in a big race, and it was felt that by his death Italy lost one of her most proinising drivers. The race marked the reappearance of Fiat in the racing world, with a team of three very...

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