Articles tagged Louis Gerard

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 11 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, June 1999

The first post-war racing

France shows us the way While Britain remains without a motor course or road circuit, France has had her first road race meeting since the cessation of hostilities. This took place on September 9th over a twisty 1.75-mile asphalt circuit on the outskirts of Paris. A straw chicane was used on the straight leg and the grandstands and timekeeper's offices were on the edge of the Bois boating lake....

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Personality Parade

A Series of Interviews with Personalities famous in the Realms of Motoring Sport No. 9 — Robert Cowell At the age of three, Robert Cowell tells us that he fell out of a fast-moving car on to his head. This may, or may not, be the reason why ever since he has been a super-enthusiast. He decided to be a racing driver after reading Alfred Edgar's stories when about eight, though it was not until he...

Page 23 of July 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, July 1939

Continental Notes and News

Con6nenta Notes amid. News L_a By AUSLANDER Mistaken Identity (inc of the best stories I've heard about the new li-litre Mercedes-Benz—and it's perfectly true—was that of the two British journalists who arranged to see the cars by appointment with Herr Uhlenhaut during the Eifel meeting. The journalists got there first. No Uhlenhaut, no fifteen-hundred Mercs. Only two G.P. ears making a terrific...

Page 13 of June 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, June 1938

Continental Notes and News

Continermt&, Notes and. News Politics and Sport There is a growing and regrettable tendency, I find, for people to let politics enter into their consideration of motorracing as a sport. Several times lately Englishmen have said to me : "I don't see why we want to praise the Gentians so much for their racing-ears. After all, they couldn't do it unless they were helped by their Government. They...

Page 39 of May 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, May 1974

Where Are They Now?

Sir, Brian Finglass was enquiring last month about a sports/racing Delage which he sold to Pat Garland, an Englishman living in Paris. In May 1948 I was in the Montlhery Pits during a mixed car and motorcycle race meeting, getting in the way of some chums who were running a Manx Norton ridden by that ace "Bol d'Or" champion, "Tatave" Lefevre. The principal opposition was a Guzzi ridden by Jean...

Page 20 of June 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, June 1947

Parnell's Maserati Wins First Post War British Race

Chiron Second —Mays Third. Sommer Does Best Lap at 91.28 m.p.h. Specially reported for Motor Sport by "Aramis" This first British-organised road race, although, owing to the peculiarities of our Government, having to be held in the more enlightened Channel Islands, was a terrific success as a race. It was unfortunately marred by certain administrative mistakes, which are the more regrettable as J...

Page 11 of November 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, November 1945

The First Post-War Racing

France Shows Us The Way Three excellent events in Paris. Big attendance. Wimille's Bugatti victorious in Coupe des Prisonniers Race. While Britain remains without a motor course or road circuit, France has had her first road race meeting since the cessation of hostilities. This took place on Septermber 9th over a twisty 1 3/4-mile asphalt circuit in the Bois de Bouloigne, right in the outskirts...

Page 10 of September 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, September 1939

THE COMMINGES GRAND PRIX

THE COMMINGES GRAND PRIX VICTORY FOR LEBEGUE (DARRACQ) AFTER GREAT DUEL WITH WIMILLE (BUGATTI) AMD SOMMER (DARRACQ) AFEW years ago the Comminges Grand Prix used to be quite an important event in France, being first of all a real Grand Prix and later a race for sports-cars. Then, possibly owing to the fact that the place is not far from the Franco-Spanish frontier, on the other side of which the...

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FUTURE FIXTURES

FUTURE FIXTURES September 17th. Brooklands Races. Eighteen lap outer-circuit race for 100 m.p.h. cars, and 60 laps (192 miles) road-circuit race over Campbell road course, run under a group handicap based on credit laps. Entries closed August 31st. Blown 1,100 c.c. and tinblown 1,500 c.c. cars handicapped at 78.26 m.p.h., blown 1,500 c.c. and unblown 3,750 c.c. cars 83.9 m.p.h., and the over 1,...

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