Articles tagged Jean Rédélé

Page 127 of June 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, June 2010

Book reviews

Alpine & RenaultThe Sports Prototypes, Volume 1, 1963-1969 & Volume 2, 1973-1978Roy Smith These paired books each deal with a significant time period for the famous French racing teams of Renault and Alpine, specifically concentrating on sports-prototypes. The first book covers the 1963-69 period and tells how a Renault dealer and garage owner from Dieppe, Jean Rédélé, who had spent the...

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Circuit of Pau

First Formula Two Race Pau, France, April 5th. The annual race round the town circuit in Pau has had its ups and downs since its inception in 1933, and this year was definitely a "down." It is usually a proper Grand Prix race, but has invariably clashed with the Goodwood Easter Monday meeting, and in days gone by when most of the Grand Prix cars came from Italy and France, this did not matter....

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I love Paris in the Winter

It’s an exhibition, a shop-front and an automotive party. That’s why Retromobile is a February must In its new hall the annual winter Paris auto-exposition had a higher-quality feel this time, perhaps because the parts and models were in a separate section leaving the displays, dealers and automobilia in the spotlight. The show seethed with fine machinery, spearheaded by a selection from the...

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A-Z of Classic Sporting Cars 1950-1975

Part Two Jensen 541 1954-1963 Glass-fibre body, 4-litre straight-six engine but styling is an acquired taste. 541 introduced 1957 with rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes. More power from the same engine but replaced by 541S version with auto transmission in 1961. Bigger and heavier, the S didn't catch on either. Less than 600 examples produced from start of Production. Not an earth-...

Page 84 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, August 1996

A-Z Classic Sporting Cars 1950-1975

Part Two Jensen 541 1954-1963 Glass-fibre body, 4-litre straight-six engine but styling is an acquired taste. 541 introduced 1957 with rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes. More power from the same engine but replaced by 541S version with auto transmission in 1961. Bigger and heavier, the S didn't catch on either. Less than 600 examples produced from start of Production. Not an earth-...

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Alpine A110

France’s finest earned its formidable reputation in top-level rallying thanks to light weight and nimble handling. Just don’t call it a Renault  So it’s true: your life really does flash before your eyes. Approaching what appears to be an especially tight left-hander – and still gaining speed – the blaring cacophony behind is matched for volume only by a random expletive from the ‘ballast’: sorry...

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Renault – A century

The circle is neatly completed as Renault — and its industry soulmate Michelin — carry the champion's number one in Formula One this season. For it was exactly 100 years ago that they carved out the commandments for grand prix success: technical innovation, detailed preparation, a tyre advantage, carefully choreographed pit work and neat, fast, consistent driving to a pre-arranged strategy. That...

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French Without Tears

If one needs an excuse at all to drive supercars, then it was the arrival of the GTA 'Le Mans' in August which triggered our desire to drive the GTA V6 Turbo, the model from which Renault's latest special edition is derived. This most Gallic of sports cars is one that hides its light under a bushel in this country, but one which is popular and respected in mainland Europe. Does it deserve to be...

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A-Z of Classic Sporting Cars 1950 - 1975

Part Two Jensen 541 1954-1963 Glass-fibre body, 4-litre straight-six engine but styling is an acquired taste. 541 introduced 1957 with rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes. More power from the same engine but replaced by 541S version with auto transmission in 1961. Bigger and heavier, the S didn't catch on either. Less than 600 examples produced from start of Production. Not an earth-...

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Matra Racing

When the aero-space and research firm of Engins Matra first showed an interest in motor cars and motor racing, by forming a subsidiary company called Matra-Sports in October 1964, it created only mild interest in the International scene. They had absorbed the dwindling racing team and car factory of René Bonnet, taking over his mid-engined sports car and monocoque Formula 3 cars, and it looked as...

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