Articles tagged Hans Tanner

Page 58 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, November 2008

Best of three?

In 1955 the Jaguar D-type, Ferrari 750 Monza and Aston Martin DB3S all contested the Goodwood Nine Hours. But which is best? It’s a tough choiceBy Andrew Frankel As the crowds arrived at Goodwood on August 20, 1955 for the Nine Hours endurance race, few if any of the fans knew that it would be the last long-distance, day into night race held at their beloved track – at least, until the circuit’s...

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"The Maserati Owner's Handbook,"

"The Maserati Owner's Handbook," by Hans Tanner. 160 pp. n 1 in in. (Floyd Clymer, 1268 S. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, 6, California. 4 dollars.) This paper-back hook contains a brief racing history of the Maserati firm by OCee Ritch„ and specification and data panels compiled by Tanner, dealing with all the recent Maserati models both racing and sports, as well as a lot Of useful information...

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The "815"

In the issue of Motor Sport of January 1965 reader R.M. Kitchingman wrote asking if anyone knew the where-abouts or the fate of the two sports cars that Enzo Ferrari built in 1940. This occasioned a reply from Hans Tanner, in the United States, who explained that one had been modified out of all recognition by Enrico Nardi and the other had been broken up by a Modena scrap dealer. That appeared...

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Circuit store

Sir, I have found your series on circuits from the past fascinating. I have recently bought a copy of a 1963 book by Hans Tanner, titled Handbook of Grand Prix Cars Post War to Present. It has a section on circuits and the author has included some lesser known circuits so enthusiasts can gain an idea of some of the unusual locations found in GP racing. Among the circuits listed are: Crystal...

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MOTOR BOOKS AND ACCESSORIES

BOOKS New this month ADVENTURE ON WHEELS by John Fitch... ... 39/ THE AUSTIN-HEALEY by Healey and Wisdom ... 19/3 AUTOMOBILE YEAR 1960 (Vol. 7) ... 52/ THE BOOK OF SPORTS CARS ... ... 114/3 FERRARI by Hans Tanner .„ ..„.. 22/3 FIVE ROADS TO DANGER by T. R. Nicholson ... 26/3 INT. AUTOMOBILE PARADE 1960 (Vol. 3) ... 64/9 MOTOR IF YOU MUST by J. B. Boothroyd 11/3 "THE MOTOR" REFERENCE YEAR BOOK...

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The original road racers

Until these three came along, the greatest era for Ferrari road racers was the early '60s, when the 250GT Berlinetta "Short Wheelbase", the 250GTO and the 250LM hit the road. All were loved by factory drivers and privateers alike; all were used as road cars. The SWB was closely related to the '58 250GT and had a Pininfarina body built in both aluminium and steel. According to Hans Tanner "perhaps...

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Red dragon

The secret of race success for the Ferrari 375Plus was finding drivers capable of controlling it. Andrew Frankel climbs aboard and find time has not calmed it's wild ways They sent the children inside when we started the Ferrari 375Plus and when its motor fired, such was the bolt of pain that shot through my ears, I briefly wished I joined them. It was the sound of the largest engine Ferrari had...

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The Schoolboy Who Sold Manuals to Adults

Interview Behind every classified advertisement there must be a story, but it is unusual to find that two lines in MOTOR SPORT's "back-page bible" have literally been the foundation of an Anglo-American publishing empire. That is what happened when Sutton Valence schoolboy John Haynes offered our readers Suggested Designs, Modifications and General Information on Building a 750 c.c. Special....

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An encounter with a Ferrari 250GT SWB Lightweight Berlinetta

The 250GT Ferrari must surely represent the ultimate in modern high-speed sporting travel, or GT competition and holds today a position rather similar to the Bugatti 57SC of 1939," said Motor Sport, March 1963, in an article by K. H. Miska describing the development of the 250GT Ferrari. The respected American magazine Sports Car Illustrated describes the 250GT short wheelbase lightweight...

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Books for the New Year

"BMW — A History" by Halwart Schrader. Translated by Ron Wakefield. 392 pp. 11" x 9 3/4". (Osprey Publishing Ltd., 12-14 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LP. £24.95.) This is a complete BMW history, from the origins of the famous Bavarian Company and its entry into the car market following aero-engine construction, with copies of the British Austin Seven, to the present-day models, right up to the BMW 635...

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