Articles tagged Frank Arciero

Page 67 of January 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, January 2001

Bell full-face helmet

Ask any neurosurgeon and he will tell you that the living human brain is nothing like the firm, grey, formalin-preserved specimens you see in glass jars in anatomy labs. It's light pink in colour because of the blood coursing around it, and it has a consistency something like thick porridge. It's so soft, in fact, that it can't support its own weight. Even within its cushioning cerebrospinal...

Page 8 of October 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, October 1994

Luigi Chinetti

Luigi Chinetti, who passed away recently, knew Enzo Ferrari way back in the '30s, but though the former scored the first of the latter's nine victories at Le Mans with the 166 Mille Miglia Ferrari in 1949 (and owned the car that took the last of them), and though he sold countless of II Commendatore's products as North American distributor, theirs was a relationship based on ambivalence. As a...

Page 48 of January 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, January 1997

Stirling’s ice-cream special

Built by Maserati, paid for by an ice-cream maker and driven by Stirling Moss, the Eldorado Special should have been Europe's answer to the US invasion in the 1958 Race of Two Worlds at Monza. Doug Nye reflects Imagine, for a moment, that you're Stirling Moss. It's Sunday, 29 June, 1958, and despite your status as 'The Man' or perhaps because of it you have just become worried. You are immersed...

Page 18 of November 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, November 1998

Legends - Dan Gurney

At Goodwood, no one was more caught by the atmosphere than Dan Gurney. "Yesterday I played in Lord March's cricket match," he said. "I was on his team, and beginner's luck - I ended up making eight, er, runs, including a four, so I was pretty stoked about that! And also I got Doug Nye - he hit sort of a rounder to me, and I threw the ball, and hit the three posts before he got there... "Charles...

Page 57 of November 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 2009

Lunch with... Dan Gurney

This individualist has achieved more than seems possible during a remarkable motor sport career. What follows is just a taster – the rest he is busy crafting into a long-awaited autobiography By Simon Taylor Ever since this “Lunch With…” caper began, at the top of my Wanted list has been Daniel Sexton Gurney. This is a man who drove for Ferrari in the 1950s, who spearheaded Porsche’s foray into...

Page 33 of July 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, July 1993

Super Tex and the Rocket

Two legends sat on the sidelines at Indianapolis this year, but their legacies live on They changed a lot at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year, cutting down speeds and toning down the cut and thrust of the great 500-mile race. But the greatest – and most regretted – changes had come long before Tom Camegie's cadaverous tones requested 'drivers to your machines' and Jim Nabors gave his annual...

Page 50 of February 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, February 2008

An American banking dynasty

This year will mark the 50th running of the Daytona 500, a race that has grown beyond even the ambitions of its founder and promoter ‘Big Bill’ France. By Gordon Kirby Through most of 1958, ‘Big Bill’ France worked flat-out to build his long-planned dream of a race track called the Daytona International Speedway. France spent more than five years trying to pull together the support and finance to...

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