Articles tagged Gilberte Thirion

Page 15 of September 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, September 1956

The Swedish Grand Prix

Ferrari monopoly and Manufacturers' Championship win Kristianstad, August 12th. Last year was the occasion of the first really big race in Sweden and the Kungl Automobil Klubben dealt with it so well that this year the FIA granted them permission for the race to be included in the series for the Manufacturers' Championship for sports cars. Once again the rectangular circuit at kristianstad, in...

Page 21 of October 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, October 1954

Tour de France — Nice-to-Nice

In the world of pedal-cycle racing the Tour of France is recognised as the world's greatest event and all other forms of long-distance racing are reckoned to be mere practice runs in Preparation for the big event. If the Automobile Club de Nice continue to organise the Tour of France for cars as they have done over the past four years, then it is quite likely that the event will be placed as high...

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The Bol D'Or

(May 29th-30th The Bol d'Or must surely be one of the few remaining races that has not changed its character with the passage of time, for it has always been a miniature Le Mans for the private owner rather than for the factories. Limited to "light cars," this annual 24-hour race is one that is run on sheer enthusiasm, both by organisers and competitors, rather than a race run for commerce and it...

Page 66 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, December 1999

Beating the Boys

Beating the Boys PAT MOSS IS PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUS LADY RALLY DRIVER OF ALL JOHN DAVENPORT TALKS TO HER ABOUT HER CAREER, AND ASKS WHERE HER SUCCESSORS ARE THEY SAY THAT IF YOU HAVE AN ITCH, YOU SHOULD scratch it. My particular irritant was to try and understand where all the lady rally drivers had gone. Circumstances had conspired to make me wait for two hours at a small French airport. My...

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A valiant attempt by Vanwall Reims, July 1st. The triangular circuit of Reims-Gueux is one of the few that have not been altered over the past year or two, and remaining the same as when last used in 1954 (for it will be remembered that the 1955 event was cancelled), the performances recorded during this 42nd French Grand Prix could bear direct relationship to the 1954 event. During the 1954...

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The XXXIII Mille Miglia

A Personal Triumph for Castellotti In spite of popular alarums and excursions the Mille Miglia took place on April 28/29th in exactly the same form as past years, and the only differences in the route were two new by-pass roads: at Pineto, on the Adriatic coast, and San Quirico, shortly before Siena. Of the 427 entries, only 54 failed to turn up in the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia for the official...

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The 1,000 Kilometres Race - Montlhery

Another Victory for Maserati Montlhery, June 10th. The 1,000 kilometre sports-car race, held at the Montlhery Autodrome, south of Paris, was the first real motor race to be held in France since the catastrophic event at Le Mans last year, and this may have accounted for the very strong entry it received. During the winter months the Autodrome underwent a face-lifting operation in which the pits...

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Le Tour de Corse

The birthplace of Napoleon is a rally driver's nirvana. a wide-eyed John Davenport remembers some 'on-the-edge' motoring in Corsica They could have called it anything: The 24 Hours of Corsica, The 1000 Miles of the Mediterranean or even the Targa Napoleon. Instead they called it The Tour of Corsica, a title straight out of a Saga Holidays brochure. Admittedly there was a sub-title, Rallye des Dix...

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VII Rallye Soleil-Cannes

Cannes, April 16th. While driving from Sicily to Pau, for the Grand Prix on Easter Monday, it was possible, by straining the schedule a bit, to arrive in Cannes at the same time as the competitors in the Rallye Soleil-Cannes and to spectate at the final tests. The rally had begun on April 12th with each competitor covering two laps of the Montlhèry outer-circuit from a standing start and with a...


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