Articles tagged Louis Delage

Page 9 of May 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, May 1936

Continental Notes and News

Confirmenta._ Notes and. Newa Carratsch "Gets the Bird A or so before the Monaco Grand A week or so before the Monaco Grand Prix the Mercedes-Benz team went down to Monza for a final tune-up. The chief incident nearly resulted in an accident. Caracciola was travelling very fast on a back stretch of the course when a huge pheasant flew out of the trees right in his path. The bird struck the...

Page 33 of August 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, August 1935


VETERAN TYPES A SINGLE CYLINDER SIZAIRE = NAUDIN CAR-BREAKERS' dumps have long exercised over me a sort of horrible fascination. There is something melancholy but arresting about the sight of a relic, once a proud ship of the road, now a mechanical carcase. The bonnet does not fit, the hood is in tatters, someone has parked a lorry engine with a broken crankcase in the back seat, but that little...

Page 50 of December 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, December 2005

French evolution

This unique Delage D6 proved itself at Le Mans and in grands prix during a lengthy career. Richard Heseltine tells its story and goes for a drive Photography by Glenn Dunbar/LAT Speed is an optional extra. It's the Delage's civility that astounds. Push in the Scintilla key and you're rewarded with a little pop and fizz, then a raspy toned-down backbeat. Reach under the dash, find the handle and...

Page 13 of February 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, February 1949


by "Baladeur" A contributor to one of our contemporaries has been deploring, in a recent article, the trend, or rather the stagnation, in the design of racing engines. For twenty years, he says in effect, designers have been concentrating on the chassis to the exclusion of the power-plant. I agree; and, while agreeing, I have been glowing with a sense of quite unjustifiable pride. Rather over...

Page 102 of July 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, July 1990

Happy Ending

Watching Johnty Williamson driving the venerable 1923 10 1/2-litre V12 Delage in the Itala Trophy scratch race at this year's first VSCC Silverstone Meeting, when it took the Lanchester Trophy, finishing ahead of 17 other cars all younger than itself, made me realise what a privilege it is to see such historic cars in action. All too many have become static pawns in the auction rooms. The history...

Page 23 of July 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, July 1991

Veteran to classic -- Delage domination

Robert Benoist v Ayrton Senna Writing this before the outcome of the Mexican Grand Prix I do not know whether Ayrton Senna will have recovered his unbroken run of successes for McLaren-Honda this year. But as I write, there is some excitement among those who plunge themselves into statistics that the great Brazilian driver has already set some sort of record or target by having won the first four...

Page 14 of February 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, February 1948


Louis Delage M. Louis Delage died last December, sadly enough in poverty, at the age of 74. He commenced building cars in 1905, after having attained the position of chief draughtsman at Peugeot. At first he used de Dion engines, later Ballot, but he went over to his own engines in 1912, when the Courbevoie factory was opened. There is little need to state that Delage enjoyed numerous racing...

Page 68 of March 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, March 1988

Veteran to classic

Delage did it better! Some time back l analysed the luxury cars which manufacturers, expectant of postwar sales to the wealthy, put on the market just after the 1918 Armistice in an attempt to undermine the supremacy of the ageing 40/50hp Rolls-Royce. We looked at cars such as the Lanchester Forty, 40/50hp Napier, Parry Thomas-designed Leyland Eight, sleeve-valve Daimler 45 (forerunner of the...

Page 53 of December 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, December 1976

The racing cars of W.B. Scott

Described to the Editor in a recent interview W. B. Scott (Bummer to his friends) was a regular competitor at Brooklands and elsewhere before the war and very well known at the old Track, so recently I went to ask him how it all came about and to talk of the racing cars he has owned. His interest in things motoring, he told me, began when he went from his prep. school at Winchester to Fettes (the...

Page 18 of October 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, October 1932


r) k.umh.9s. The Mountain Championship. IT was a pity to see such a poor race for the Mountain Championship. Sir Malcolm Campbell had the race in his pocket the whole time, and the Sunbeam was never really extended. Last year the race was thrilling to watch, and was run at a much faster pace. Of course, it would have been more interesting if the Maserati had started—and where was the 4.9 Bugatti...



January 2020
Racing Rivalries: The 25 most explosive battles between drivers, teams, cars... and families.



Sign up to our newsletters
The latest news, straight to your inbox – click below to sign up to the newsletter list.



The Motor Sport App
Carry Motor Sport with you, wherever you go. On iOS, Android and Kindle.


Noticed a mistake on this page?

Tell Us About It